I also hate sociology teachers coddling white kids “we’re not blaming you no one is attacking you okay” like actually you need to be teaching them that if their immediate thought when they see the consequences of racism and white privilege is “my white feelings” there’s something societally wrong because they’re repeatedly putting their feelings of being sad about being privileged (cry me a river) on par with or above poc’s actual oppression
The living world is, at first glance, hardly a rich dish of elements. Just four of them are endlessly permuted in the molecules of the body: carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and hydrogen.
—Free chapter from The Elements: A Very Short Introduction discussing Aristotle’s quartet of elements. This chapter is free until 25 September via Very Short Introductions Online. (via oupacademic)