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XFR Collective
"XFR Collective is a non-profit organization that partners with artists, activists, individuals, and groups to lower the barriers to preserving at-risk audiovisual media – especially unseen, unheard, or marginalized works – by providing low-cost digitization services and fostering a community of support for archiving and access through education, research, and cultural engagement."
archives  citizen  volunteer  amateur  diversity  minorities  media  digital 
february 2017 by tsuomela
Community gun ownership and Tulsa at Tobias Buckell Online
"If you’re a minority within an aggressive majority that controls the military, being armed with small arms isn’t going to stop an all out assault. It might deter occasional forays (as it did in the south), but framing gun rights as a way to help ensure protection from racism as a community is just not an argument I can buy after reading about Tulsa. Because ultimately, as a minority, you’re in a smaller number, and if the greater majority is also armed, there’s a pretty good chance an all out war means the smaller band is at a tremendous disadvantage."
violence  guns  rhetoric  minorities  power  gun-control 
january 2011 by tsuomela
National Journal Magazine - The Gray And The Brown: The Generational Mismatch
Although cultural disputes often generate the most heat, government budgets are likely to become the central point of conflict between younger minorities and older whites. At the state level, where governors are grappling with persistent deficits, the strains revolve around the choice between raising taxes or cutting spending. At the national level, Congress faces not only that familiar debate but also the competition between investing in education and other programs that benefit children, or spending on those that benefit seniors, primarily Medicare and Social Security.
politics  age  generation  generational-analysis  minorities  race  education  retirement  demography  population  future 
july 2010 by tsuomela
Old-fashioned winter in Minnesota
An "old fashioned winter" is our local euphemism to refer to a time when our winters were always severe and we had, coincidentally, almost no "minorities."
politics  minnesota  race  minorities  racism  attitude 
december 2008 by tsuomela

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