Quoderat at [Technology as Nature](
) shares his thoughts on a Twitter thread about a research expedition to the Amazon
"The wild" is now racist? Huh. I go to the wild areas of Florida all the time. I plan to keep calling them that no matter how racist it might be. If an area has a bunch of animals, trees, and not that many buildings, it’s wild.
I think he misses the point by a mile. This response is what the hubbub is about
yeaah I'm really struggling to see how an "expedition" of "explorers" to "the wild" in the Amazon isn't just repeating the same old racist scientific colonialism that's been going on for hundreds of years— Kati (@ohboybokchoy) April 16, 2019
Not that "the wild" is a racist term. But the terms used in the announcement are structured as a continuation of white men colonialism and that part needs to stop.