New Criticals

Twitter has become one of my important sources of national and international news and happenings. Each morning I check my Twitter feed for what’s trending. Depending on the issue I may or may not read what’s trending. I typically move on to people I follow. I have been tracking tweets about police abuse of power in the U.S. and communities organizing against such abuse. One of my go-to’s on this topic is @prisonculture. I also seek out info that challenges the very narrow understandings of the world incorporated in western knowledge systems. For this I often turn to @splc, from the Southern Poverty Law Center. They’ve toiled for many years against white supremacy, a central component of western knowledge systems. Links from sociologist @GKBhambra are also helpful for theorizing an inclusive global world—see Global Social Theory.