April 20 2016 Links

* How lions, leopards and livestock are affected by racism on Namibia’s farms

“What we discovered was there were farms where the managers were both racist and violent towards their workers, which demotivated employees to perform well at their jobs.”>

* UC Davis paid $175,000 or more to scrub police pepper spray incident from web searches

Well, I know I certainly will keep reblogging this, then. Yep.

* Anno Dominus

“Much like Lost, X-Files and other Calvinball-like texts, Evangelion’s narrative is powered by a vast conspiracy, the details of which only ever make sense retroactively. The most visible actor in this conspiracy is Gendo and what emerges from Evangelion: 1.11 and 2.22 is that he has spent years painstakingly micro-managing the emotional and psychological development of his Eva pilots.”

* We Can’t Trust a Major American Police Department. That’s a Problem.
Chicago is not an outlier. It’s an allegory.​

“At this point, there is no compelling reason to believe anything the CPD says about its own conduct, and there won’t be any reason to do so until the stables get thoroughly hosed down by someone from the outside. The Justice Department is said to be looking into the situation surrounding McDonald’s death. But with the city’s murder rate climbing, and these latest revelations, control of the CPD would be a political whipsaw even for a popular politician, which Emanuel is not. But there should be some sort of general consensus that you can protect innocent people without killing some of them. Otherwise, Chicago is nothing more than a deep-dish Mogadishu.”

* Creators for Creators

“The goal of the Creators for Creators grant is to help pave the way for the next generation of comics creators by supporting their work financially and through mentorship, as well as providing opportunities for their creations to reach a wide audience. We plan to give $30,000 to a single cartoonist or writer/artist duo in order to support the creation of a new and original work of a length between sixty-four and one hundred pages over the course of a single year. The recipient will be selected by committee according to rigorous criteria.”

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