Sources Included

The article versions of JTOL videos and podcasts with sources included. These include essay versions but are often basic posts that link to the videos or podcasts.

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:    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

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 [...]

October 2020

I Watched “The Social Dilemma” (with sources)

October 19th, 2020|

I watched "The Social Dilemma", and I had some thoughts about it.     Sources   - https://commons.wikimedia.o [...]

93% of STEM majors are NOT Black (with sources)

October 3rd, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For any problem, you fix the problem at the root, the source. For anything you want to create, you start at the root, the source, because everything flows from there. Here, I present some cold, hard, statistics on whether or not there is a talent shortage for black Americans in top companies and whe [...]

September 2020

#Cuties, Innocence, and the Fall of Society (with sources)

September 16th, 2020|

Do you understand the moral outrage behind Netflix's controversial "Cuties" film? There is a reason why protecting the innocence of children, in action rather than in words, is a moral imperative for halting the spread of wrongdoing in the world. It's not that easy to tease apart, but here is an exp [...]