Decolonizing my White Brain: A thread for white folk
This thread is for myself and other white folk to share things we read and ways we can confront and deal with our Whiteness and work towards Anti-Racism.
I am white. I was raised to be racist by my white parents. I am trying to be anti-racist. I'm gonna fail sometimes. This thread is for me to connect with myself and other white folk to read work by Black authors and activists and work on our shit.
child death, but positive news? still a very heavy topic but it's a good development
THEY FIGURED OUT SIDS
My husband is a pharmacist and pointed out that this also impacts the ability of doctors to safely anesthetize some patients, because sometimes they need to use a paralytic and if they can test for this enzyme they can have a much better chance of predicting how well their patient will recover
I hope this brings some small measure of peace to parents blaming themself for the loss of an infant to SIDS. Because it wasn't that the mattress was wrong or there was a blanket nearby or whatever whatever because blankets don't fuck up obscure baby brain enzymes
it's a fucking enzyme thing
And I read this research was at least partially crowdfunded too, so we can maybe add another tally to the Seizing The Means Of Research Production victory column.
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4/15 Possible known exposure at an outdoor unmasked bonfire/party 4/17 saw family 4/18 MIL called to let us know she was sick 4/19 kiddo had symptoms, including fever/elevated temp and cough 4/22 start to feel a little under the weather 4/23 tested family, kiddo tested positive, everybody else negative 4/24 wife tests positive 4/23-4/26 test daily, all negative, am symptomatic with a dry cough and misery 4/27 congestion sets in, husband and i both test positive for the first time