On hearing the call for truth in our reckoning with racial injustice

If not now, when, If not us, who?
If not now, when, If not us, who?
Photo by Taylor Brandon on Unsplash

I write this as a member our most privileged national demographic group: a married, white man who works in tech. I don’t have any particular expertise or degree that allows me to bring new knowledge to the discussion about race in America, but I’ve been curious and listening for a long while now, and with great attention since the death of George Floyd. This is not an exercise in virtue signaling. It’s just what I’ve heard.

George Floyd’s execution by a member of the state, and the public reaction that followed, are symptoms of an undressed wound. His death once…

Trump performer in NYC
Trump performer in NYC
credit: Marco Zuppone

The Straight Line from Richard Hatch to Trump’s Farewell

Richard Hatch took home the Survivor million-dollar prize on August 23, 2000 and kicked off a micro-age of the earth.

The Real World had been popular, but it wasn’t until Hatch showed us true political cunning in a fantasy survival scenario that Reagan voters joined the rest of us and tapped into the unique dopamine of reality TV.

Survivor was the first reality television show to reach the top spot in the Nielsen Ratings, and the new millennium surged into the unreality age. …

Brian Hedrick

A writer in Los Angeles who happens to love his work in Tech.

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