Month: August 2015

The Drowned and The Sacred: To See the Unspeakable

Idly scrolling on Saturday morning, August 29, avoiding work, I come across them. Flinching, I share. Try to write a comment but nothing sounds right. Everyone says: ‘No. Words.’ Which does not mean that they have nothing to say, it’s just what you say online when things like this happen. Against that, the now-standard academic…

#BlackLivesLooking: How Ferguson taught us not to look away

One year ago, on August 9 2014, then-police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Wilson estimated during the grand jury hearings that the entire incident lasted “less than a minute” from start to finish. From that minute has grown a movement, reinforced on a seemingly daily basis by new violence….


I have a post up on The Conversation called How Ferguson and #BlackLivesMatter Taught Us Not To Look Away, which applies the ideas of How to See The World to the year of protest following the death of Michael Brown. Check it out by following the link.