Halloween

There are tons of videos and articles out now about racist costumes. Between appropriation, outright blackface (or yellowface or redface), playing on stereotypes and assumptions, and/or just being clueless I think this time of year actually allows for some very nuanced conversations about racism and appropriation. I thought I would show some of my favorites […]

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Non-opposition

I have been thinking about the concept of “non-opposition”.  Almost all forms of Buddhism have some instruction about not living in opposition to the world.  How does this really work when there are so many things that are just not okay.  Oppression is real. The murder of black and brown people by police is real. […]

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And away we go…

When I consider how I operate in the world there are two predominant styles that arise. First I consider myself to be a pragmatist. That is to say, that I am concerned not with some intellectual understanding of something, not some egghead view, but how do these things we in the academy think about play […]

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