[Repost] LWT: Police

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf4cea5oObY Excerpts: "...as we were continuing to boost funding for police and give them more authority we were simultaneously slashing spending on key social services that meant that in many communities, the police were the only ones left to handle almost any issue that people had which is a real problem as this former Dallas…

[Repost] 13th: From Slave to Criminal With One Amendment

https://youtu.be/krfcq5pF8u8 Excerpts: “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people...We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black. But by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin and then criminalizing…

[Repost] The Philosophy of Watchmen (HBO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et7zq7QLCfk "Who watches the watchmen?"

[Repost] Simulating an Epidemic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxAaO2rsdIs 3Blue1Brown back with another awesome video!! Check it out!

[Repost] The Green New Deal, Explained

https://youtu.be/GxIDJWCbk6I

[Repost] Bad typography has ruined more than just the Oscars

https://youtu.be/eZSe4xVXHhI

[Repost] How to Test Your Emotional Maturity

https://youtu.be/tz7zxh9Bfow When the world hurts us, we mustn't first think of how to hurt it back.

[Repost] LWT W/ John Oliver: Voting Machines

https://youtu.be/svEuG_ekNT0

[Repost] Opulence

https://youtu.be/jD-PbF3ywGo

[Repost] Bias in Medicine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TATSAHJKRd8

[Repost] Dear Young People, “Don’t Vote”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0e9guhV35o

[A Repost] A Single Story | A TedTalk

As human beings, perspective is something that constantly limits us in our ability to understand the world and our ability to empathise with others who don't have similar perspectives. In this TedTalk, the speaker Ms. Adichie details some stories in her life that led to false expectations and false realities in her own life. I think this is very relevant today when we are often blinded by "a single story". In psychology, this is called the representative heuristic where the most available example of one thing is taken to represent the whole of that thing. This thing can be a race of people, it can be a place or it can even represent things like political and economic systems. When you only hear one perspective about a thing and it's the only story you hear, then your knowledge is incomplete and you risk making serious mistakes based on your incomplete knowledge, one of which is your choice in what to vote for. Be informed and seek out sources besides news to inform your choices.