Thursday, April 4, 2019
It’s Spring and we found fresh takes on enduring subject matters. The April edition of What We’re Reading encompasses a range of articles tackling bias, revising what we’ve been taught in school and society, and opening up new perspectives.
1. You’ve heard “intersectionality” used a lot these days. Find out what it means here.
You will be able to dive into this even more during our morning breakout session at the Annual Conference on April 23rd. Learn More >
What's Intersectionality? Let These Scholars Explain the Theory and Its History | by Arica L. Coleman, Time Magazine
2. I’m not weird, you’re weird. What’s considered “normal”?
#AbledsAreWeird: People With Disabilities Share Uncomfortable Encounters | by Hafsa Quraishi, NPR
3. Facial recognition needs a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training!
Why facial recognition's racial bias problem is so hard to crack | by Queenie Wong, CNet
4. Curious about how to change cultural narratives and historical representations?
What’s Wrong With This Diorama? You Can Read All About It | by Ana Fota, The New York Times
5. “If your anti-racism work prioritizes the ‘growth’ and ‘enlightenment’ of white America over the safety, dignity and humanity of people of color – it’s not anti-racism work. It’s white supremacy.”
Confronting racism is not about the needs and feelings of white people | by Ijeoma Oluo, The Guardian