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Learning: Let's Dig into Defunding the Police

No More Money for the Police: A NY Times article on

"More training or diversity among police officers won’t end police brutality, nor will firing and charging individual officers. Look at the Minneapolis Police Department, which is held up as a model of progressive police reform. The department offers procedural justice as well as trainings for implicit bias, mindfulness and de-escalation. It embraces community policing and officer diversity, bans “warrior style” policing, uses body cameras, implemented an early intervention system to identify problematic officers, receives training around mental health crisis intervention, and practices “reconciliation” efforts in communities of color."

"The solution to ending police violence and cultivating a safer country lies in reducing the power of the police and their contact with the public. We can do that by reinvesting the $100 billion spent on policing nationwide in alternative emergency response programs, as protesters in Minn…

Inspiration! Roundup: Black and Indigenous Artists to Love and Be Challenged By

Do You Think Canada is Not Racist?

Black Lives Matter

Cute! Roundup: A Corgi, Pulling a Corgi, Riding a Corgi (plus a squirrel shopping centre and more)!

Learning! Roundup: This is Your Brain on Absurdist Art (also, oil-soaking sponges, loneliness, and more!)

When Do You Let Yourself Quit?

Inspiration! Roundup: I Wish You Love

Are You Choosing Your Present Self or Future Self?

Cute! Roundup: A Small Bunny That Just May Be a Deity! (Also, a napping lizard, sheep playing rugby, and more!)

Singalong! Never Forget You by Noisettes

Learning! Roundup: It's Possible to Love Your Job TOO Much (also, hope-filled recoveries, moral machines, and more!)