About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent is his blockbuster The Accidental Activist, which Amazon claims is by his wife Anne Green. So it goes. Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. He lives in Tucson with Anne, along with no dogs, no cats, no guinea pigs, and only the occasional snake or scorpion.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Race is not like hair color

From New Scientist, Black men are 2.3 times more likely to be killed by police (77 per 100,000 vs 33). Black women are 3.2 times more likely to die during pregnancy (41 per 100,000 vs 13). 

So despite some people's ardent desires, I think the numbers are clear that there is much work to do before we can just stop thinking and talking about addressing racism in the United States.

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