Here below are references for helping make sense of what happened on November 8 and for what we can do to protect America from the damage of a Trump presidency. I intend to update this as I become aware of additional resources. What To Do Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry, by the Southern Poverty, Read More

I find it hard to believe I wrote the post “The Mask Comes Off: Corporate Implications When Your Senior Recruiter is a Bigot” over a month ago. There are a few relevant developments since then. About the Corporate Implications of Having a Bigot as a Recruiter In discussing the corporate implications of having a bigot, Read More

So Mike… I’m going to start by assuming that you respect me, based on our interactions together while working at PNNL. If not, well, then none of what follows will matter and you can probably just stop reading now. You posted on my facebook page sentiments about Secretary Clinton that others have expressed as, Read More

The Mask Comes Off On the evening of July 7, I was on Twitter following reports and discussion of the shooting in Dallas. One of my twitter friends responded “Jesus” to a post from someone else. My twitter friend is a black man who frequently engages on questions relating to race and social justice;, Read More

Kevin Drum of Mother Jones wrote an opinion piece on the reaction to Sir Tim Hunt’s comments about women scientists, “Are We Really In Control of Our Own Outrage? The Case of Social Media and Tim Hunt.” In it, he wishes we would evolve beyond our current social media mob response to issues like, Read More

To a point, I share the view expressed recently by Kevin Drum writing for Mother Jones in his article “Are We Really In Control of Our Own Outrage? The Case of Social Media and Tim Hunt” that we as a society in the social media age need to evolve a more moderate, thoughtful, nuanced response, Read More

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