Beginners Guide to De-centering the USA in Your Writing:
• Prefer metric and SI units.
• Specify all units, including currency (“$5.00 USD” instead of just “$5.00”).
• Use “USA” as a descriptor instead of “American” when you actually mean “from the USA” and not “from North America or South America”.
• Don’t assume your experiences are universal.
if you’ve got anything to spare this is a kind and good place to put it
Black youth have been at the forefront of Ferguson, Chicago, Flint, Baltimore, and so many other sites of struggle that intersect with climate concerns in one way or another
and when they're not criminalized they've largely been dismissed using the language of criminality, openly harassed, dismissed in their analysis and solutions