April 2022

April 2021

99.99% of Police Interactions are (Mostly) Peaceful (with sources)

April 22nd, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Here are some things to remember about police interactions because what the media highlights is simply that--a highlight. This is a video version of a tweet I decided was important enough to make more content from: https://twitter.com/desiraethinking/status/1301990870212845569    Sources &nbsp [...]

“Gender-Affirming” Healthcare and “Anti-Trans” Legislation (with sources)

April 1st, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Do the terms "gender affirming" and "anti-trans" change the substance of what is being described or do they just change the reader's perception of the topic? This video discusses the concepts of group rights versus individual rights as it concerns recently proposed bills in the US regarding hormone [...]

March 2021

Crimes Against Women, Asians, and Blaming Groups (with sources)

March 18th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN, ASIANS, AND BLAMING GROUPS This article is about blaming groups and drawing the line between the individual and the group. This comes in light of the social discourse surrounding recent events, namely the murder of Sarah Everard in the UK at the hands of an off-duty police offi [...]

The War on Competence (with sources)

March 4th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Is standardized testing a pillar of systemic racism? Why do you need to come up with an incoherent set of ideas to change society, to change its hierarchies? Why would one choose to get rid of objective standards to remove bias? Learn about what those against standardized testing mean when they say [...]

February 2021

Abby Nissenbaum – Social Justice and Science (with sources)

February 4th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  Cancelled for social justice? Abby was a PhD student who ran into a problem in academia called p-hacking and theorizing the hypothesis after working to get the right results. She tells her story of having to end her studies after a genuine interest in researching the social justice issue of s [...]

January 2021

Notes on the Gulag Archipelago (Part 3)

January 28th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Hi! These are my process notes from reading The Gulag Archipelago Volume 2, Part 3, Chapters 1 to 12.  It is formatted but does not meticulously follow any style guide. I hope it's an enlightening and appreciated resource for you. The video will be posted soon, and perhaps this could be a follow along. Thank you for your support! - Desi-Rae

December 2020

Google AI Bias, Timnit Gebru, and the Perils of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (with sources)

December 12th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Google recently made the usual diversity, equity, and inclusion headlines, this time with the focus being on bias in artificial intelligence (AI) and the unfolding drama concerning the firing of a lead ethics researcher, Timnit Gebru. I break this story down to the best of my ability and give my opi [...]