Links Related To Racism

2002 Feb 5 Monkeyfist Celebrates Black History Month
It's BHM over at MonkeyFist. How are you celebrating?»
Feb 28 National Brotherhood Week - Tom Lehrer
“Oh, the white folks hate the black folks/And the black folks hate the white folks/To hate all but the right folks/Is an old established rule.” God in heaven, please send a new Tom Lehrer.»
You've Got To Be Carefully Taught
Oscar and Hammerstein song. “You've got to be taught how to hate and fear.” Via Plurp.»
Jun 16 9/11 Bridged the Racial Divide, New Yorkers Say, Gingerly
Thoughtful, well-sourced article on racism in NYC post Sept-11.»
Oct 2 Bayard Rustin's Mug Shot
Bayard Rustin's mug shot for refusing to comply with selective service, from The Smoking Gun. Poke around for other mug shots - Dalton Trumbo and Ring Lardner are there, too, for their various unamerican activities.»
2003 Jan 20 An Enemy of Nixon and Baraka by Nat Hentoff
An article on Bayard Rustin, essential pacifist civil rights leader who came from my home town.»
Jan 21 Bayard Rustin Texts
Small collection of articles and interviews by Bayard Rustin.»
U.S. Schools Resegregating, Study Says
Simply, bad news.»
Mar 3 Prejudice Unveiled
Prejudice unveiled and other poems, by Lizelia Augusta Jenkins Moorer, from Boston, 1907.»




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@20, by Paul Ford. Not any kind of eulogy, thanks. And no header image, either. (October 15)

Recent Offsite Work: Code and Prose. As a hobby I write. (January 14)

Rotary Dial. (August 21)

10 Timeframes. (June 20)

Facebook and Instagram: When Your Favorite App Sells Out. (April 10)

Why I Am Leaving the People of the Red Valley. (April 7)

Welcome to the Company. (September 21)

“Facebook and the Epiphanator: An End to Endings?”. Forgot to tell you about this. (July 20)

“The Age of Mechanical Reproduction”. An essay for TheMorningNews.org. (July 11)

Woods+. People call me a lot and say: What is this new thing? You're a nerd. Explain it immediately. (July 10)

Reading Tonight. Reading! (May 25)

Recorded Entertainment #2, by Paul Ford. (May 18)

Recorded Entertainment #1, by Paul Ford. (May 17)

Nanolaw with Daughter. Why privacy mattered. (May 16)

0h30m w/Photoshop, by Paul Ford. It's immediately clear to me now that I'm writing again that I need to come up with some new forms in order to have fun here—so that I can get a rhythm and know what I'm doing. One thing that works for me are time limits; pencils up, pencils down. So: Fridays, write for 30 minutes; edit for 20 minutes max; and go whip up some images if necessary, like the big crappy hand below that's all meaningful and evocative because it's retro and zoomed-in. Post it, and leave it alone. Can I do that every Friday? Yes! Will I? Maybe! But I crave that simple continuity. For today, for absolutely no reason other than that it came unbidden into my brain, the subject will be Photoshop. (Do we have a process? We have a process. It is 11:39 and...) (May 13)

That Shaggy Feeling. Soon, orphans. (May 12)

Antilunchism, by Paul Ford. Snack trams. (May 11)

Tickler File Forever, by Paul Ford. I'll have no one to blame but future me. (May 10)

Time's Inverted Index, by Paul Ford. (1) When robots write history we can get in trouble with our past selves. (2) Search-generated, "false" chrestomathies and the historical fallacy. (May 9)

Bantha Tracks. (May 5)

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