Saturday Link Love: Computers, Books, and Pregnancy

Saturday Link Love: Computers, Books, and Pregnancy February 1, 2020

Hey guys! I have been remiss, and have not been publishing this feature recently! That’s my bad. However, I’ve decided to pick back up and set a new routine, so you can expect to start seeing it again!

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier!

The Three Civil Rights–Era Leaders Who Warned of Computers and Racism, on Slate—“Randolph was technology’s moral compass. Rustin its would-be social engineer. But Roy Wilkins was its civil rights visionary.”

Pendeja, You Ain’t Steinbeck: My Bronca with Fake-Ass Social Justice Literature, on Tropics of Meta—“When I tell gringos that my Mexican grandfather worked as a publicist, the news silences them.”

A Political Pregnancy, on The Rumpus—“The spring that Trump wins the Republican primary, I discover I am pregnant with my second child. The pregnancy is unintended. A surprise.”

Stop Mistaking Shared Trauma for Compatibility, on Human Parts—“It’s not often they come across people who can relate to their pain and understand their perspectives. This must be meant to be, right? Before they know it, they’ll be fully entrenched in a bond that’s based on their shared trauma.”

Stop calling Elon Musk’s Boring tunnel public transit, on Curbed—“The most recent renderings from the Boring Company no longer show the 16-passenger public transit vehicles that Musk has promoted since 2017, and instead use what appear to be Tesla Model 3 cars that hold at most five passengers.

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