A woman calling another woman the C-word is mean. A white woman calling a black woman the N-word is despicable. This distinction between meanness and racism is a pivotal one. The meanest name you can call a person is nowhere near as offensive as something that’s even the tiniest bit racist. Bee calling Ivanka Trump a c*nt suggests an attitude problem; Barr calling Jarrett an ape-daughter suggests actual inhumanity, drawing on a specific and long-established racist insult. … [Read more...] about Important reminder: racism is worse than colorful language
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The startup’s strategy was akin to Twitter’s in its early days when it came to Hollywood and offered a kind of white-glove service to get networks, producers, and stars to understand its value. As with Twitter at that time, it was a pre-revenue quid quo pro, which eased the way. “Hollywood is a very lazy lay and will let you do what you want if it’s easy and free,” one digital marketer jokes. According to Liew, who was also an early investor in Snapchat, Chung was the first person to “connect the dots” between entertainment and GIFs in a way that “opened up the entire history of TV and movies to be chopped up.” Giphy’s L.A. summer proved successful enough that Chung would repeat the staff migration—in increasingly larger venues—in 2015 and 2016. … [Read more...] about In Six Seconds, Giphy Could Make Billions
Of the increased 2 percent, 0.50 percent will be unconditional. And 1 percent will be released in four tranches of 0.25 percent. Further 0.50 percent will be released if milestones are achieved in at least three out of four reform areas. Reform linkage will be in four areas: universalisation of ‘One Nation One Ration card’, Ease of Doing Business, Power distribution and Urban local body revenues.Moneycontrol Ready Reckoner … [Read more...] about Atmanirbhar Bharat: Here’s a complete list of reforms announced by FM Nirmala Sitharaman under Rs 20 lakh crore financial package
The powerful image of the distraught man, struggling to reach home in Begusarai, almost 1,200 km away during the nationwide lockdown, was widely shared across all media, becoming a defining image of the trauma of lakhs of migrant labourers stranded away from home. The photograph resulted in help being provided to him to reach his home in Bihar. … [Read more...] about ‘No country for labourers’ | Who is Rampukar Pandit – the weeping face of coronavirus lockdown?
“The TPP makes a mockery of democratic legislative ideals,” says David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of the Ruby on Rails web development framework and a partner at Basecamp. “It’s shrouded in secrecy exactly because it would wither in sunlight. It’s a terrible piece of overreach to endow a few special interests with enormous and unsavory power. The whole thing needs to be scrapped and started over. International trade is too important to have it hitched to this collection of wishful thinking by a select few.” … [Read more...] about More Than 250 Tech Companies Release Letter To Congress Opposing Trans-Pacific Partnership