“What we provide is an atmosphere of orchestrated pulse, which works on people in a subliminal way. Under its influence I’ve seen shy debs and severe dowagers kick off their shoes and raise some wholesome hell.”- Meyer Davis
When I started this blog in 2011, I couldn’t think of a blog title. That summer a friend showed me the above quote, and I knew “Orchestrated Pulse” was a perfect fit. I want to create a site where people from a variety of backgrounds can learn new perspectives while also exploring their own points of view: an orchestrated pulse.
I like writing about race & leftism. Hopefully this blog’s content gives you fresh perspectives, opportunities for reflection, and helps you to develop tools for analyzing race and leftist politics.
I don’t believe in objectivity; who we are impacts how we report. My evolving story goes from being a Black kid from the burbs, to the halls of elite private educational institutions, to studying in Bolivia, to the ultra-conservative law school environment, all of which impacts how I see and connect to the world I bring you.
In September 2011 I went to Occupy Wall Street. I discovered anarchism, a new community of friends and colleagues, as well as a way to meaningfully use my skills. After returning to DC, I and a few friends from Occupy DC started the DC Learning Collective, a group dedicated to transformative learning communities and direct-action. Our motto is “Revolution is a Learning Process”. As a result, I’ve shifted my focus and after graduation, I’m going to be a teacher.