Sucked into a digital vortex
Does it matter we’re all being sucked into a digital vortex?
Do we lack nuance when we witness our world in a digital context?
Think about a digital black and white photograph.
Magnify the photo and you’ll see tiny squares of black, white and gray.
Look deeply into the gray and you’ll see granules of black and white, comprising the gray. Continue reading
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When reporters write garbage science
How do we learn about health? Science? Medicine? Risk?
Most of us still learn from our schooling or from the news.
Even though traditional journalism has transformed ink to pixels, newspapers and television news get loads of readers and viewers. Continue reading
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American Indian posers
I’m glad we’re talking about race, although the heinous acts that led to the conversation should never be lost in the discussion.
Problem is, the very word race stems from difference—not just cultural—but perceived biological and intellectual differences that underpin policies that gassed Jews and sterilized Blacks.
You can trace the topic of race to the mid-1800s in North America.
While settlers were itching to cross the Sioux Holy Road through the Black Hills to gain access to the west, physicians created hierarchies of race sanctioned by science.
Caucasians were considered “intellectually endowed” and “superior both in civilization and intelligence.” Continue reading
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You can’t avoid the Bruce-Caitlyn Jenner story if you use social media, watch TV or shop at a grocery store.
Photos and stories wave from every media channel that catches your eye.
When I first saw the busty woman in a white corset on my facebook feed accompanied by a caption with the name Jenner, I skipped it, figuring it’s just another Kardashian-Jenner pseudo-news event.
Turns out the posts were a clever come-on by Vanity Fair to entice readers to check-out Bruce Jenner’s entrance-as-a-woman. Continue reading
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Tagged Elinor Burkett, journalism, literacy, native press, transgender, Vanity Fair