Some replies in here mention things to read/watch for an alternate viewpoint. (This is mostly me bookmarking this for myself to come back to later.)
Agent NDN (@TheAgentNDN) Tweeted: I’m still blown away that I managed to be in academia for like a decade before realizing Hobbes’ Leviathan is racist as fuck against Indigenous people. Nobody talks about that.
Frisco Uplink (@_danilo) Tweeted:
@/nicoleciravolo is a popular TikTok creator probably best known for her character Ms. Connie.
Ms. Connie is the hidden power of the high school, a secretary in the administrators’ office. She’s savvy, gossipy, and unswervingly dedicated to the protection of students. https://t.co/rPW4uuqZjO https://twitter.com/_danilo/status/1302312640690171905?s=20
I should read this. I know I should. But it’s longer than a 7-tweet thread.
Dammit, Twitter, I have to work!
«This piece is good smithsonianmag.com/history/becomi: “The line most often quoted from Frank’s diary—“In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart”—is often called “inspiring,” by which we mean that it flatters us.”»
Dr. Liz Bourke (🏳️🌈 all year) (@hawkwing_lb) Tweeted:
Beginning to try to think about Hugo noms for 2019. My best novel list looks like: THE RAVEN TOWER (@ann_leckie), ANCESTRAL NIGHT (@matociquala), A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE (@ArkadyMartine), REALM OF ASH (@tashadrinkstea), and EMPRESS OF FOREVER (@maxgladstone, token bloke).
Adding this to my immense pile of things to look at later.
If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.
(Y’all see my sarcasm, right?)
«The consequences of snitch testimony can be catastrophic. Of the 367 DNA exonerations in the United States to date, jailhouse informants played a role in nearly one in five of the underlying wrongful convictions. A seminal 2004 study conducted by Northwestern Law School’s Center on Wrongful Convictions found that testimony from jailhouse snitches and other criminal informants was the leading cause of wrongful convictions in capital cases. Today nearly a quarter of death-row exonerations — 22% — stem from cases in which prosecutors relied on a jailhouse informant.»
I’m actually still reading this one.