Today is my first time trying a Friday round up of thoughts and reading. I do a lot of reading through a single week, but I don't usually share what I read. Starting today, I'm gonna try sharing some of the things I read for others as well. And I'll include one callback to an older post of mine on the blog.
-- From the blog --
Moderating Social Networks is a blog post I made several years ago and is still very relevant. Maybe even more so now. After it had been up for a while, someone stumbled on my post and it went mildly viral on Google+ and Diaspora at the time. It addresses the idea of moderation on a social network -- a pretty heavy piece for my blog.
-- From around the web --
This roughly 3-minute read addresses those who claim to be tired of being politically correct and how that might not mean what some think it means. It's pretty on the nose and also sort of compliments my "from the blog" post above.
This 5-minute read is about a Ayana Lage's personal experience of trying to get help and treat her mental illness, while part of a church that was inept at helping her. It mirrors similar experiences to my own, when I discovered I was suffering with mental illness (which would later be determined to be bipolar and anxiety).
This long read deals with something heavy and relevant, white supremacism and law enforcement in America. However, this article was published in 2017. And even more surprising to some, it pulls from an FBI report published on October 17, 2006, during the Bush administration. I stumbled on this article in 2017 and saved the FBI report to my cloud drive for further reading, as a future book in the Mercedes Masterson Detective Stories tackles some of these very issues. If you are interested in this article, might I suggest that it is important as well to read the FBI report they link to -- here is a link to that pdf.