Kerim's Micro Blog

[Opinion Elizabeth Warren and the Folly of Genetic Ancestry Tests](https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/17/opinion/elizabeth-warren-and-the-folly-of-genetic-ancestry-tests.html)

Seventy Years of the New York Times Describing Saudi Royals as Reformers

Breakfast by the lake

Apple Fixes Bagel Emoji

Crystal Mason begins prison sentence in Texas for crime of voting

A Medieval Book That Opens Six Different Ways, Revealing Six Different Books in One

Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, headed by hardliner accused of violence against Muslims, to become Prayagraj

Elizabeth Warren’s Native Ancestry Response Is A Complete Disaster

Elizabeth Warren Falls for Trump’s Trap—and Promotes Insidious Ideas About Race and DNA

The Supreme Court Just Ensured That Thousands of Native Americans Won’t Be Able to Vote in November

Elizabeth Warren’s Shameful Exploitation of Standing Rock Victory (From 2016, but newly relevant.)

Steven Pinker’s Ideas About Progress Are Fatally Flawed. These Eight Graphs Show Why

DNA testing cannot determine ancestry, including Elizabeth Warren’s

About three episodes into the seven-part “Bundyville” podcast and I’m totally hooked.

For Sophie (our dog), the car is like a TARDIS. She’s pretty sure if we just wait in the space where it was parked, sooner or later @shashwati will magically reappear. And she’s not wrong…

Amazon’s cheeky slogan—“artificial artificial intelligence”—acknowledges that there are still plenty of things egregiously underpaid people do better than robots.

The Columbia University History Tour Initiative offers a self-guided walking tour of CU’s campus through an iOS app and aims to present narratives of slavery, oppression, and violence, while preserving stories of resistance, perseverance, and social progress.

Shuttered Polling Sites Cast Shadow Over Midterm Elections

Millennial Aboriginal Australians Have Developed Their Own Language

the potential range of anthropological research projects that could benefit from FOIA requests is limitless

If you click “Audio and Subtitles” at the very bottom of the Netflix home screen, you can filter content by language. Very useful for language study!

Defying China, Malaysia releases Uighur detainees

Trump plan could break up nearly 200,000 married couples

Xi Jinping’s War on the Uighurs. Part 1: The Witnesses - The Little Red Podcast

Some memories of my time in Urumqi and [thoughts] (https://keywords.oxus.net/archives/2018/10/11/a-strange-day-in-urumqi) about why signing the Xinjiang Iniative Pledge was so important to me.