I wrote two pieces about presidential debates:
- Politicians are Ignoring Americans with Disabilities (Al Jazeera America, 11/10/15) – this is a big one for me, and a theme to which I expect to return a lot. Yesterday, for example:
Reminder: My @ajam piece: disability’s invisibility in presidential election. #DemDebate https://t.co/rgHqJVsyM3 https://t.co/CHDtv4AnfA
— David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) November 15, 2015
But I also wanted to talk about the way the GOP attacks higher ed and our too-often misguided defenses. Rubio said that welders make more than philosophy majors. He’s wrong, but too many pundits used his mistake to laud philosophy. They’re missing the point. So I wrote:
- Welders and Philosophy Majors Unite! (CNN.com, 11/11/15)
If philosophy majors make more $ than welders, that means 1) Make college affordable. 2) Pay welders better. https://t.co/FZHMnhzN1y
— David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) November 12, 2015
- Three Rules of Academic Blogging (Chronicle.com, 11/12/15) – Pick a good platform, write what you want (don’t worry about staying “academic”), and write for the sake of writing, not to be read. These are more lessons I’ve learned than rules.
Reminder – you can see my entire archive of published material here.
Then I wrote a lot of blog posts:
- A Walk With My Son – We saw a deer. I thought about parenting.
- Former First Lady of Virginia says disabled people can use the basement to enter.
- Cult of Compliance – Linwood Lambert’s death – Tased to death.
- Public Lecture on Disability and Police Violence – I’ll be at Harvard next week!
- Writing About Murder: Mercy Killing and Disability – an Atlanta news station used the word “mercy killing.” I talk about narratives.
- Wall of Shame: 11Alive News Atlanta refers to murder of disabled child as “mercy killing.” – The whole story, with screenshots.
- The Fraud of Journal Impact Factors – They are all lies.
Thanks for reading. Later today I hope to write about anti-racism protests on my campus. Tomorrow I’ll have a piece yelling at casual cruelty on the academic job market. Later next week, The Man In the High Castle.