J Adeshei Carter CUNY): Does “Race” Have a Future or Should the Future Have “Races”? Reconstruction or Eliminativism in a Pragmatist Philosophy of Race. Tanya Golash-Boza (UC-Merced): Does Racial Formation Theory Lack the Conceptual Tools to Understand Racism? Zakiyyah Jackson (Virginia): Animal: New Directions in the Theorization of Race and Posthumanism. Brenna Bhandar (SOAS): Property, Law and Race: Modes of Abstraction. Dawinder Sidhu (New Mexico): Racial Mirroring. Wagner A. Kamakura (Rice) and Nives Zubcevic-Basic (Swinburne): Race, Ethnicity, and Acculturation: How Racially Matched Images Influence Subsequent Perceptions of Beauty. Elizabeth Behm-Morawitz and David Ta (Missouri): Cultivating Virtual Stereotypes? The Impact of Video Game Play on Racial/Ethnic Stereotypes. Francie Latour on how blind people see race: Osagie K. Obasogie set out to find out what “race” means to people who’ve never been able to see skin color (and more on Blinded By Sight: Seeing Race Through the Eyes of the Blind). Research suggests that people's racial biases make them more likely to leave money on the table when a windfall is not split evenly between groups. Your racist relatives may just be feeling left out: Researchers find feelings of social exclusion breed intolerance of minorities. Is there anything we can do to correct for the fact that we’re all a little bit prejudiced? Jesse Singal wonders. Rebecca Traister on how when Michael Dunn compared himself to a rape victim, he was following an old, racist script. The introduction to Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century by Francisco Bethencourt. You can download Theories of Race and Racism, ed. Les Back and John Solomos (2000).
Raymond F. Person, Jr. and Mark H. Dixon (Ohio Northern): Heideggerian Reflections on Three Mennonite Cookbooks and a Mennonite Farm in Northwest Ohio. Frank Ruda (Bard-Berlin): We Are All Hot Girls in A Mental Asylum: The Hollywood Left and Contemporary Democracy. From The Intercept, Ryan Gallagher and Glenn Greenwald on how the NSA plans to infect “millions” of computers with malware. Jordan Weissmann on Newsweek Bitcoin cover: Iffy journalism, great marketing. The political science of cybersecurity: Henry Farrell on how Edward Snowden helps U.S. deterrence. From LRB, James Meek on Putin’s counter-revolution. Linda Kinstler on the astounding papers that Ukraine's ousted president left behind. What time is the revolution? David Burr Gerrard interviews Benjamin Kunkel, author of Utopia or Bust: A Guide to the Present Crisis. Jonathan Ostry on how we do not have to live with the scourge of inequality: A more redistributive tax system appears to lead to higher growth. Jonathan Chait on the imaginary epidemic of envy in America. We are all right-wingers now: Thomas Frank interviews Adolph Reed Jr. on how Fox News, ineffective liberals, corporate Dems and GOP money captured everything. Lefties, please stop being so naive about GOP radicalism — a new Harper's essay attacks Obama from the left and is incoherent about the vast gap between liberals and conservatives. What's really behind the antipathy toward government-subsidized school lunches? Lindsay Adams on how the only thing Americans care about less than climate change is race relations. At the South By Southwest festival (SXSW) festival, Chaotic Moon Studio used a drone to tase an intern.
Christopher Tollefsen (South Carolina): Does God Intend Death? Attila Tanyi (Konstanz) and Karl Karlander (Stockholm): Immortal Curiosity. Toby Betenson (Birmingham): Fairness and Futility. From Boston Review, is life a Ponzi scheme? Mark Johnston reviews Death and the Afterlife, ed. Samuel Scheffler and Niko Kolodny. Stephen Cave interviews Aschwin de Wolf, editor of Cryonics magazine. Immortality for $28,000: Vice.com does cryonics. Marios Kyriazis on sexuality, evolution and the abolition of aging. John Danaher on life extension and distributive justice. Childhood’s end: Katy Waldman on what living longer might mean for kids and teens. "We're going to cure ageing": It might seem like our greatest inventions have turned against us — the internet, climate change — but Jason Silva wants to challenge these assumptions with an unrelenting belief in technology as a fundamentally good thing. Can we render death harmless to us by perfecting life, as the ancient Epicureans and Stoics seemed to think? Steven Luper on exhausting life. The business of living forever: The melding of human and machine intelligence might make us immortal — and might make a bundle for an ingenious few. Steven Luper on “philosophy of life” and “philosophy of death”; on a good end; and on death and the meaning of life. Alexey Turchin on “GooglePlex Action” for radical life extension. Is belief in immortality hard-wired? A study examines development of children's “prelife” reasoning. Living Unlimited magazine is dedicated to the proposition that if we take responsibility for all aspects of our lives, we are organically capable of living forever.