Introducing Myself to Black Lives Matter, and a Roundup of Street Interviews

I was talking to my housemate today, who studied Public Policy in school, about how to know when the effort to remove barriers to upward mobility among historically disadvantaged groups can be considered ‘complete’. This is a question of critical importance, and one which social movements themselves might be the only barometers for. The popular… Read More Introducing Myself to Black Lives Matter, and a Roundup of Street Interviews

Discussing the Origins of Interracial Disparities with Another Public Intellectual

My initial email: Professor [X], After flipping through your study re: the heritability of IQ under different SES environments and formative circumstances, as well as a couple blog posts of yours and your podcast with [Y], I see that you are massively aware of the mind-boggling causal uncertainty at the heart of the debate, and… Read More Discussing the Origins of Interracial Disparities with Another Public Intellectual

The Scarlet R: Why I (Sometimes, Conditionally) Call Myself a Racist

As one who wearies of the fact that the wetware of my fellow mankind – as diverse as it may be – all tends toward an aptitude for furnishing ‘beliefs’ on the basis of maximized conversational utility rather than empirical reality, I have come to place a great emphasis on tweaking my own conversational algorithm… Read More The Scarlet R: Why I (Sometimes, Conditionally) Call Myself a Racist

An Email Correspondence with a Public Intellectual, and an Unsent Explanation about Confirmation Bias and the Futility of Objective, ‘Final’ Truth.

Here is an email correspondence I’ve been having with an unnamed public intellectual who is skeptical of the durability of the culturist explanations for human inequality, and who believes that the pegging of human rights discourses to dubious assumptions is an extremely dangerous thing. Professor X, I am of the fledgling intellectual breed of people… Read More An Email Correspondence with a Public Intellectual, and an Unsent Explanation about Confirmation Bias and the Futility of Objective, ‘Final’ Truth.