"What white Americans have never fully understood — but the Negro can never forget — is that white society is deeply implicated in the ghetto. White institutions created it, white institutions maintain it, and white society condones it."
The Kerner Report - 1968
I moved to Detroit July of 2013. This was the best decision of my life.
I am white. I recognize that many of the comforts I enjoy in America come at the expense of black and brown people.
My current focus is to use technology to help shine a light on —and counter— white dominance in society.
What I Do
Ballroom, rollerskating, hustle, poetry, discussions on race, and web application development.
Detroit Bike Blacklist
A super simple way to report a bike missing. This got some press attention, which was exciting for a minute.
Augmented reality popupbook - winning project of Startup Weekend 2015. Now Spellbound.
The Rebellion of Nat Turner
A video game.
A video game prototype which requires interacting with electricity via a small computer.
A video game about race.
Rate your interaction with the police.
A cheat sheet for voting.
"The problem we face is that the ghetto is a domestic colony that's constantly drained without being replenished. And you are always telling us to lift ourselves by our own bootstraps, and yet we are being robbed every day."
Martin Luther King, Jr. August 16th, 1967