“When I saw her wearing the glasses, all I could think of was my friends who are being pushed out of [San Francisco]...The only people who can afford to live here are techies. I was born and raised here, and for the first time in my life I want to leave.”
…the conflict stemmed partly from the perception among some that Google Glass is a symbol of privilege and the rising presence of affluent tech workers in the [San Francisco] community.
“the overrepresentation of people of color in private prisons indicates they are disproportionately siphoned away from public prisons—precisely the types of facilities that provide the greatest access to educational and rehabilitative programs and services...People of color continue to be seen in the national imagination as sources of profit extraction and not necessarily as citizens deserving of public services.”
...one fanciful possibility is that we live in a computer simulation based on the laws of mathematics—not in what we commonly take to be the real world. According to this theory, some highly advanced computer programmer of the future has devised this simulation, and we are unknowingly part of it. Thus when we discover a mathematical truth, we are simply discovering aspects of the code that the programmer used.
'...if a restaurant decided they wanted to throw out a gay couple, that couple should...just go somewhere else. It isn't the government's role to protect the civil rights of people. If a business owner's God didn't like black people, for example, he could simply throw them out and put up a sign saying "no blacks allowed for religious reasons"...If a Muslim business owner didn't want to serve Jewish people, just go somewhere else, Jews. I presume [the writer] would appreciate some sort of app or website that kept a catalog of which businesses do business with which groups of people. That's the sort of society he wants to live in. Which was exactly how things were before the Civil Rights Act...'
Pretty shocking. But more importantly, why is it that [the writer] seems to think that it is the government’s role to protect the rights of business owners? The government shouldn’t protect a customer’s right to be treated fairly. Instead, that should left up to the market. But a business owner’s right to treat people unfairly, why that should be protected by government statute!
Would you recommend aspiring journalists attend grad school or just jump into an entry level position or internship at a publication?
depends on so many things. whatever you’re doing, you should consider learning some code and some statistics and you should travel if you can to see how lots of different kinds of people live, even if it’s just traveling within your own town/city. i’m in school now. i’ve gone back and forth between editing work and writing work and fiction and nonfiction and managing/leading and school (whether as student or teaching) my whole career/life. just try to be of service to the good, and to create some security for yourself. love & luck. //dSW
hi Danyel!... im a 21 year old aspiring music journalist/ fiction writer and i would love to be as successful as you in my career. i just wanted to ask for some advice on getting started and things i can do or classes i can take to enhance my skill. Thanks
Hey Danyel... My name is Mark Breezy and Ive been following you (and Elliott's lol) career for quite sometime. Im actually from the Music Industry, did A&R for various labels (Priority Records, Capitol, Def Jam etc.) but Im currently moving into the literary world. My first published effort will be "Urban Pulp" and will be a 3 part saga based on crime and the underbelly of Los Angeles, modern day. If possible, Id like to send you an early copy of the book to review.
...what defines deeper learning? This group has identified six competencies: mastering content, critical thinking, effective written and oral communication, collaboration, learning how to learn, and developing academic mindsets.
Hi Ms. Smith, Is there an e-mail address I can reach you at? I would like to speak to you about your experience as a magazine editor/ journalist in the industry. Very inspired by your previous and current work!