What is different about this iteration of white nationalism is how the movement is framing its ideas, and the place those ideas occupy in U.S. politics. One of the chants white nationalists repeatedly turned to as they marched in Charlottesville on Friday night and Saturday was “white lives matter” — a direct response to the “Black Lives Matter” movement that emerged after the killing of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri, police in August 2014 and the resulting protests.
So depressing, and salutary to read this minutes after finishing listening to the latest episode of the astonishingly good series Seeing White, from Scene on Radio.
A link to a paper by Rich Borschelt, describing his frustration at the failed model of science communication. As Hawks notes:
The sad thing is that such workshops and conferences are funded again and again by organizations on the logic that they are going to do something about science literacy.
Well, yes. And increasingly, as I read pieces like this one, I find myself thinking that although it isn't hard to take the necessary steps to reclaim the social interactions we want, it needs to be done. That makes it a positive step, which gives it extra weight. I've already set up Instagram so I see what I want as I want it. And some of Twitter. FB I really don't care about that much.