A protester holds the name of a police violence victim during a Black Lives Matter march in South Philadelphia, 26 July 2016

UX/IA Election 2016: Workshopping “Black Lives Matter” and “Blue Lives Matter”

When Lucia McBath, the mother of a 17-year-old African-American boy killed by gunfire for playing music too loud, told the Democratic National Convention yesterday that “Hillary Clinton isn’t afraid to say black lives matter,” many of the delegates applauded. Many grumbled. Most seemed confused. If you are also confused, you are not alone. What does “black lives matter” mean? What is it to be progressive, racist, ignorant, or revolutionary? These…

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Date: December 18, 2012

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What About the Women?

Today’s view from the ground: Sabari and Khost, Afghanistan, December 2012   They made me invisible, shrouded and non-being A shadow, no existence, made silent and unseeing Denied of freedom, confined to my cage Tell me how to handle my anger and my rage? – Zieba Shourish-Shamley, “Look Into My World”   In the above photo, a group of Afghan women in burqas walk together down a side street in Khost. A…

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