r/place, a Reddit social experiment, that you can read about more here or here.

(1) Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are novel venues for content moderation, a familiar issue that existed long before the digital age. When interpreted broadly, content moderation has long been central to First Amendment jurisprudence. It has been key to creating a culture that is conducive to democracy.

(2) Content…


Source for photo: https://unsplash.com/photos/Vdz1YQgDQz8

Privacy has been linked to property for much of American legal history. The root of this association can be found in the Fourth Amendment, which articulates “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.” …


Actions (or rather the absence of meaningful action) speak louder than words, I say.

An excerpt from a larger essay for class that I am still refining; version with footnotes here*

https://twitter.com/amazon/status/1267140211861073927

Amazon has consistently shown its lack of care for Black lives. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, 19,816…


Photo by Add Weed on Unsplash

*I wrote this paper for a class I took last spring. It was recent as of May/June 2020. You can find a version with footnotes here.*

Introduction

Both the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections demonstrate that the case for a progressive agenda has not yet been made at the national…


Photo by Ashley Ross on Unsplash

To continue this blog’s focus on free expression, I want to draw attention to how the carceral state stifles any and all expression from incarcerated people. I saw this clearly during my time volunteering at a prison writing and justice program. …


When I was in the eighth grade, a friend and I started a petition for red sweaters. At a k-8 Catholic school, where there was not much to distinguish uniform-wearing students, we had longed for the plain red Champion sweaters that the eighth graders got to wear. …


The United States has waged open and secret imperialist wars of oppression and exploitation that have shaped current events all over the global south (one example I can elaborate on in another post). The United States has shaped the accumulation of knowledge, wealth, and power. Shaped the use of knowledge…


I am beginning a blog of essays where I share what I learn about oppression. The issues I cover may be obvious to some but useful to others who wish to eradicate oppression and find resources to help them do so. The inspirations for this blog are the allies who…

Christina John

LA EDUCACION: UN ARMA CONTRA EL ENEMIGO; Angela Davis fangirl

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store