Kindred is important in helping us think about our humanity and the systems we establish in our societies today, and at any point in history. It helps us think about the roles we are expected to play and how they vary across time and space, yet still remain the same in various ways. Finally, to me, Kindred is an intimate metaphor for race relations in the United States.
This book really made me think about the clashing relationship between the past, present, and future. The space between the Before and the After can take us by surprise, and we never know that we’ll never get to go back until it’s much, much too late.
I remember the day I told her like it was yesterday; I can still taste the anxiety. I can feel my clammy palms as I sat in my car, chainsmoking, Sa-Roc’s “Forever” on repeat, texting my then too busy ‘girlfriend’ who wanted to be there for me but didn’t want me to do it for … Continue reading Labels and Boxes: Ramblings on Self-Sovereign Identity
I wrote this post back in 2014 for a blog that was part of a class. The recent "revelations" of elaborated schemes allowing rich parents to bribe and cheat their children's way into prestigious universities reminded me of it. What are you supposed to do when they don't even need to be half as good … Continue reading Self-Fulfilling Prophecies in the US Education System