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Finding media resources about social justice can be difficult due to the constant dilution of quality content by mainstream media through the industry’s focus on entertainment rather than social awareness. Butwhatabout.net is a reference database for social justice tools and resources. Advancing the global community through educating the public.

My name is Carmen Jackman, and I am the creator of Butwhatabout.net. I started Butwhatabout in September 2017 because I wanted to make a collaborative database to disseminate media related to social justice. This includes media directly related to activism and grassroots organizing, and well as materials that provide foundational knowledge involved in successful movement building. The name comes from the tendency to use Whataboutism to discredit an opponent’s position (i.e. “But what abut Black on Black crime”). This tactic is disingenuous, and it prevents meaningful conversations from happening because so much time is spent educating people about historical events that when properly understood, invalidate the need to ask such questions. I curated this site with 1,000+ recommendations for books, podcasts, documentaries, and progressive organizations with the goal of facilitating education and better communication. We have a wealth of knowledge that spans human history, and while the internet has given us access to much of it, I want to give people a “one stop shop” for the best tools to build a more inclusive world. I hope this helps.

Carmen Jackman is a native Marylander, born and raised in Silver Spring. She is a former NCAA Division 1 tennis player, having received a full-scholarship to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) where she graduated with a B.A. in History and minor in Sociology in 2012. In Summer 2008 prior to UMBC, Carmen studied Spanish Language and Literature at Universidad de Guanajuato, in Guanajuato, Mexico. From 2012-2015 she served as an Assistant Coach for the Varsity Women’s tennis team at the United States Naval Academy. In addition to coaching, she worked as a Bookstore Associate for Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL), by providing literacy advocacy, funding, and materials to the community. Carmen enjoys volunteering and has worked with numerous organizations including the National Park Service, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and The American Film Institute. She is a New Leaders Council Alum, having completed the Institute Fellowship in June 2018. Carmen is currently in the Open Studies program at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) with a focus on Ceramics.
Hi Friends! I'm so happy you found my Patreon page!

Finding media resources about social justice can be difficult due to the constant dilution of quality content by mainstream media through the industry’s focus on entertainment rather than social awareness. Butwhatabout.net is a reference database for social justice tools and resources. Advancing the global community through educating the public.

My name is Carmen Jackman, and I am the creator of Butwhatabout.net. I started Butwhatabout in September 2017 because I wanted to make a collaborative database to disseminate media related to social justice. This includes media directly related to activism and grassroots organizing, and well as materials that provide foundational knowledge involved in successful movement building. The name comes from the tendency to use Whataboutism to discredit an opponent’s position (i.e. “But what abut Black on Black crime”). This tactic is disingenuous, and it prevents meaningful conversations from happening because so much time is spent educating people about historical events that when properly understood, invalidate the need to ask such questions. I curated this site with 1,000+ recommendations for books, podcasts, documentaries, and progressive organizations with the goal of facilitating education and better communication. We have a wealth of knowledge that spans human history, and while the internet has given us access to much of it, I want to give people a “one stop shop” for the best tools to build a more inclusive world. I hope this helps.

Carmen Jackman is a native Marylander, born and raised in Silver Spring. She is a former NCAA Division 1 tennis player, having received a full-scholarship to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) where she graduated with a B.A. in History and minor in Sociology in 2012. In Summer 2008 prior to UMBC, Carmen studied Spanish Language and Literature at Universidad de Guanajuato, in Guanajuato, Mexico. From 2012-2015 she served as an Assistant Coach for the Varsity Women’s tennis team at the United States Naval Academy. In addition to coaching, she worked as a Bookstore Associate for Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL), by providing literacy advocacy, funding, and materials to the community. Carmen enjoys volunteering and has worked with numerous organizations including the National Park Service, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and The American Film Institute. She is a New Leaders Council Alum, having completed the Institute Fellowship in June 2018. Carmen is currently in the Open Studies program at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) with a focus on Ceramics.

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