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The resegregation of America

Nissa Rhee at The Christian Science Monitor (10 September 2016)

“A half century after the civil rights movement, many cities remain stubbornly divided between black and white. What this means for racial tensions in America.”

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In Defense Of A Boring, Comfortable Life

B. J. Mendelson at Dose (2 September 2016)

“That always bugged me. Why would you want to stay so close to home, and then look for jobs around where you grew up? There’s an entire planet to explore! What are you doing?
But as I got older, I realized I was the one who was wrong. “Why would you want to stay so close to home?” was the wrong question to ask. The right question to ask was, “Why not?””

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‘It’s Just Dressed Up Slavery’: America’s Shadow Workforce Rises Up Against Prison Labor

Carimah Townes at Think Progress (9 September 2016)

““It was more of a volunteer thing than it was forced labor, but it was tantamount to the same thing,” the D.C. native, who was convicted for assaulting a police officer, told ThinkProgress. “The system systematically forces you to work without ‘forcing you to work.’ Poor quality of food drives you to take on a prison job that pays you an average of 32 cents an hour, and you worked an average of five, six hours a day.””

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The Brutal Ageism of Tech

Noam Scheiber at The New Republic (23 March 2014)

“Silicon Valley has become one of the most ageist places in America. Tech luminaries who otherwise pride themselves on their dedication to meritocracy don’t think twice about deriding the not-actually-old. “Young people are just smarter,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told an audience at Stanford back in 2007.”

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THE COLD WAR IS OVER

Peter Hitchens at First Things (October, 2016)

“The comparison of today’s Russia to yesterday’s U.S.S.R. is baseless. I know this, and rage inwardly at my inability to convey my understanding to others. Could this be because I have been unable to communicate the change of heart I underwent during my more than two years in the Russian capital?”