atypical season 2

I have to begrudgingly admit that Netflix listened to criticism, involved autistic people, and made the second season of Atypical less offensive than the first. The running joke is still that Sam is an insensitive clod about sex and relationships, but it doesn’t dominate the show. I think the writing suffers from a similar issue…

idolatry as core liberal value

At Salon, Mary Elizabeth Williams had some thoughts on Generation Z reaching voting age. Even the title illustrates dishonest liberal wishy-washiness: “Generation X’s kids have no idols, and that’s a good thing: Generation Z suffers from TMI, but they’re making the best of it.” The point of the article is that she wants them to…

police shootings as bad for black people’s mental health as diabetes

Seriously: Research included data from the Mapping Police Violence Project database for police killings between 2013 and 2016 and information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System of over 103,000 Black Americans. The results indicate that police killings of unarmed Black Americans are having a population-level impact on the mental health of Black Americans. According…

how to acknowledge implicit bias

This article about Darius McCollum is great and you should read the whole thing. Much props to Maxfield Sparrow for writing this: I was eager to watch Off the Rails because I have been following Darius McCollum’s story for decades. I had also never heard McCollum speak before watching this film, and was immediately surprised…

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