Playing Accessible Chase

One of Ufi’s favorite things to do is to have me chase him while has his ring. Eventually, he drops the ring and I throw it. We played chase for a few minutes. I didn’t think we would play again.

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Reviewing When They See Us

When They See Us is a 4-part Netflix series about the so-called Central Park Five. The story of the Central Park Five has been part of the discussion over the last few years because Donald Trump wrote a letter in all of New York City’s major papers urging the death penalty for the five boys who were between 14 and 16 years old.

While Trump’s involvement should be discussed because its even more evidence of his racism, the most important part of the story has been ignored.

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Reviewing The Color of Law

Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law is a great look at how the policies of the United States Government actively worked to segregate America. The Color of Law matters because it walks readers through laws, court opinions, and political decisions that forced America to segregate. The book also does a good job rebutting some of the arguments traditionally made in opposition to the reality that segregation was a choice made by racist and/or white supremacists to make unconstitutional segregation an American reality.

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Reviewing Chernobyl

This review is of the 2019 5-part television series on the 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine.

Overall, I think the television series makes an important contribution, because it gets many thinking about something more of us should think about. The corners it cuts and the other inherent flaws of telling such a detailed story within the time constraints and limitations of television means the story isn’t accurate enough.

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