The Afro-Pessimist Temptation

By Darryl Pinckney for the New York Review of Books We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy  by Ta-Nehisi Coates Credit: Amy Sherald/Private Collection/Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago Amy Sherald: What’s precious inside of him does not care to be known by the mind in ways that diminish its presence (All American), 2017; from … Continue reading

Sujatha Gidla’s Story

Taken from SAADA (South Asian American Digital Archive) Sujatha Gidla’s Story “The first time I knew that I was inferior I probably was eighteen months old. I knew that we were untouchables.” — Sujatha Gidla’s story, as told to HuffPost Perspectives. Read more about caste in the United States in Equality Labs’ recent report. Source: … Continue reading

Automating cookery: The rise of the robochef

Taken from the Economist Cooking bots are fast, reliable and don’t swear at their underlings CREATOR, a new hamburger joint in San Francisco, claims to deliver a burger worth $18 for $6—in other words, to provide the quality associated with posh restaurants at a fast-food price. The substance behind this claim is that its chef-de-cuisine … Continue reading