Runaway Rant: Is Facebook/Instagram Going Too Far With Censorship?

If you can’t beat ’em. Ban ’em! While Facebook and Instagram ostensibly banned “far right extremists”, banning people one doesn’t agree with itself resembles a “far right extremist” tactic. Banishing the opposition grates against my more progressive sensibility. Censorship is a tool historically associated with abuse of power, silencing dissent, and squashing the underdog. The…

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Quotas for Art Museums. It’s here!

QUOTAS FOR ART MUSEUMS Are quotas a good idea for art museums? Should museum collections be based on race, gender, and sexual orientation/identification? The Baltimore Museum of Art is doing something very similar to that: selling off works in the permanent collection by white males, and replacing them with new art by marginalized persons. Some…

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Born free into slavery

I know, we’re all sick of graphics with one-liners, but I was listening to a philosophy lecture and Rousseau’s words struck a chord. Here is a quote with some grit. It’s the type of statement we’ve heard so many times that it has become meaningless, like a song we’ve heard since we were children and…

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Constructive versus positive thinking

Anyone who is involved in social media likely gets inundated with inspirational quotes, and some of these have become so common that they begin to underpin peoples’ daily conceptual framework. People start to believe them, and quote them. They are often used in the corporate environment, where they very conveniently function to silence dissent and…

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