Sunday, July 18, 2021

Vaccine advocates and skeptics


Those of us who are vaccinated are also frustrated that there are many others who have chosen not to get the Covid 19 vaccine.

“But most vaccine skepticism, if by that we mean reluctance, is not based on conspiracy theorizing — it’s based on risk-benefit calculations.”

Before you advocate to vaccine hestitants that they should get a Covid 19 vaccine, you should read this article. And read the last sentence of the article.

Convincing the Skeptics

By Michael Brendan Dougherty

Racist policies make racists


“The argument in “Stamped From The Beginning” [by Ibram X. Kendi] is that racist policies don’t follow from racist ideas, the way we normally think they do. Racist ideas follow from racist policies. They are created as rationalizations for racial inequality. . . . Racists don’t make racist policies. Racist policies make racists.”

From the transcript of
Ezra Klein’s discussion with Ibram X. Kendi