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Ben Halpern

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“Democratizing and meritocracy and those things are not just not a step forward. They are the right idea in the most ignorant way. They are coming from the perspective of trying to ‘do right’ but not applying any actual complex thinking towards what ‘doing right’ is.”

Ben Halpern is the founder of DEV Community (dev.to), a social network for all software developers to learn from one another and grow together.

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Ben Halpern

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How to Be An Antiracist Ch. 3

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Coding Bootcamp Warning Signs

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How to Be An Antiracist Ch. 2

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How to Be An Antiracist Ch. 3

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Power

Race: A power construct of collected or merged differences that lives socially.


I want to begin this episode with a warning: Reading this book, are any other, does not make you an Antiracist expert compared with those who have the lived experiences of racism’s impact.

Homework

1. Page 38: find 3 examples of it being a crime for non-whites to be themselves or empower themselves:

  • One from the past
  • One from the present
  • One in which technology is used to enable the racial crime of being non-white


2. Page 40: Do some research and find an example from the time that Gomes de Zurara’ lived from 1410- 1474 that challenge the assertion that “this Black race of people was lost, living ‘like beasts’ without any custom of reasonable beings”.


3. Page 43: list 5 ways racist idea are being used to justify racist policies and to redirect the blame for racial inequalities away from those policies and onto people [look beyond the obvious]. How is technology being used to facilitate racist policies?

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How to Be An Antiracist Ch. 3

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Coding Bootcamp Warning Signs

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There’ve been many raising questions recently about the real value of bootcamps, their impact on students and the community at large, and this new crop of businesses using Income Sharing Agreements (ISAs) to target the vulnerable.

My hope is that this is only the beginning of a much overdue conversation.

Coding Bootcamp Warning Signs

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How to Be An Antiracist Ch. 2

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Dueling Consciousness

Assimilationist: One who is expressing the racist idea that a racial group is culturally or behaviorally inferior and is supporting cultural or behavioral enrichment programs to develop that racial group.

Segregationist: One who is expressing the racist idea that a permanently inferior racial group can never be developed and is supporting policy that segregates away that racial group.

Antiracist: One who is expressing the idea that racial groups are equals and none needs developing, and is supporting policy that reduces racial inequality.

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Damien Williams

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“No matter what we build as human beings, we’re building it from human perspective.”

Damien Patrick Williams is a PhD researcher at Virginia Tech in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society. His research areas include technological ethics, algorithmic bias, philosophy of knowledge, philosophy of technology, philosophy of mind, nonhuman intelligence, machine consciousness, comparative religious traditions, human biotechnological interventions, and the occult. He writes at afutureworththinkingabout.comtechnoccult.net and tinyletter.com/technoccult 

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Damien Williams

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How to Be An Antiracist Ch. 1

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Welcome to the first episode of the #causeascene Podcast Book Club.

The very first book we will be tackling is “How To Be An Antiracist” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. I will cover a chapter a week, so I encourage you to read along. Also, please send your questions/comments/concerns to podcast@hashtagcauseascene.com and I’ll address them as part of the next episode.

This episode briefly covers the Introduction and Chapter 1: Definitions

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