Usually I post my roundup on Sunday, but just so much is going on that I wrote a post instead. And I should have an article going up later today. Here are my recent posts.
- Seattle Museum and How to Write/Program for Disability: Seattle has a neat program for “autistic kids.” I laud the program, but say let’s focus on the need and not the diagnosis. This is for children with various sensory issues, not just autistic kids.
- Nicholas Kristof and How to Be an Ally – Based on Kristof’s latest ill-advised tweet telling #BlackLivesMatter activists how to be activists, I offer a few thoughts on how to be an ally. Step 1. Listen. Step 2. Remember it’s not about you …
- Video: The Power of Teamwork – From the lighter side, my daughter fights the patriarchy with a video of action figures smashing each other on the head.
- #CultOfCompliance – Five Wheelchair Users Attacked by Police/Security – A recent video from San Francisco has gone viral. I link it to four other attacks and talk about dehumanization.
- Academics: Say Nothing if you Want a Job. – 80% of provosts think civility is relevant for hiring/tenure/promotion. It’s the biggest attack on public engagement yet.
- #SOTU4PWD – The Fight for Disability Rights and Economic Justice are the Same Fights – I offer some intersectional fights on disability rights and economic justice in the wake of the Sate of the Union.
- Academic Freedom – Carol Swain, Steven Salaita, etc. In the wake of a vile Islamophobic column published by Carol Swain, a Vanderbilt law prof, I return to my mantra. I believe in the principle of academic freedom. If I don’t apply it to those with whom I disagree, I have no principles.
- Faux-Information: Indiana and the Collapse of the Pro-Information Coalition: A new Indiana proposed law demonstrates the efforts anti-choicers to hijack the pro-information movement for their own purposes. It’s got to be stopped, and frankly, it’s got to be conservative people in the Down syndrome movement who stop it.
Thanks for reading. More later today when my piece on a job ad for an Associate Dean of Eureka Moments (no, really) goes live.