Tag: democracy

Los Angeles city skyline at sunset superimposed with the same image upside down.

The situation at BU’s Center for Antiracist Research

Recent news from BU claims that the Center for Antiracist Research suffered from poor leadership and mismanaged funds. I use this story as a jumping off point to think about how universities fail research centers during the setup phase. Universities often value money over everything and do not offer support as a professor transitions from researcher/teacher to administrator.

Xitter, RICO charges in GA, and liberation

In its reach it reveals the anti-democratic truth: Georgia cares more for Cop City than for civil liberties and is determined to quell dissent by whatever means it can. The Cop City Indictment Prosecutes Dissent By Sarah Jones, senior writer for Intelligencer  I finally deactivated my Xitter account. I wasn’t sure I wanted to go that far … and then…

An elegy

Democracy isn’t a state of being, it is a process. To be democratic, to live in democracy, is to participate boldly with our neighbors in the collaborative decision making that is governance. We’ve seen many instances in the last 40 years of anti-democratic movements gaining momentum. But we have to ask ourselves, do we truly want to be a democracy?…