Reading and Thinking

Antiracism: A thoughtful take on contemporary attitudes toward “structural racism” and ‘colorblind” personal relations


Tyler Austin Harper, “The Problem With ‘Centering Blackness’ in Everyday Conversations; On good and bad color-blindness,” The Atlantic, August 14, 2023 (7:00 am).

Harper, a black academic, offers his reflections on “race-centering” in contemporary personal interactions between blacks and whites in America, and argues in favor of continuing an earlier “colorblind” approach in interpersonal relations.

The article is thoughtful, and thought-provoking. It is worth reading in its entirety.

The Spirit of Voltaire

By James Rowles

James Rowles is a writer, teacher, international lawyer, and international development expert.

He is particularly interested in the Epistemology of Truth, and how mass propaganda, social media, and other phenomena shape the nature of consciousness and the ascertainment of facts in the world today.

James holds an undergraduate degree in History (Modern Europe) and law degrees from Stanford University, and a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) in International Law from Harvard Law School, where he has also taught as a Lecturer on Law.

James is a polyglot, who speaks fluent French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish, and also knows other languages. His regular if not daily reading includes U.S. newspapers, the Guardian, die Welt, Le Monde, El País, and Veja.

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