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Race and Tech Series 2 - The political economy of Black Death

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  • In this meetup, we will watch this video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymWhmz3KSvk

    and discuss and outline the ways we contribute to this political economy. There is a possibility that Dr. Safiya U. Noble might join us for a 20 minute question and answer period via google hangout.

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  • Suria

    Thank you very much for this video and for your work, Professor Noble.

    I'm reminded about an article in the Boston Globe this past April. Houghton Mifflin has held the US copyright for Mein Kampf in the US for many years. Profits of the book have been distributed to nonprofit organizations, primarily Jewish organizations, and the company has not profited. Researching the issue of Mein Kampf and copyright online will result in a variety of articles/issues which aren't relevant to profiting off black death. But I think it is an example of possible alternative options even though it's not a direct parallel for many reasons. What if Google and Facebook decided to donate proceeds (or even a portion of proceeds) from those videos to grassroots organizations in black communities? What kind of message would that send? The Boston Globe article is here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2016/04/30/boston-publisher-grapples-with-mein-kampf-profits/zgFxVGBpfPx98xKchc382L/story.html

    Yesterday

  • Deb

    I can not make this meeting but I am watching the video and learning a lot. I hadn't thought about this side of things before. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I hope I can hear a report about what comes out of your discussion about it. What can/should we do? (maybe the video suggests something...I am only half way done...)

    2 days ago

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    Just a rolling stone of a rican that gather lotsa a dirt, but no moss.

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  • Nancy G.
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    I am a white female, in my 40's. I want to do what I can to confront racism in the world.

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