Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.
- Don’t Ever Say Michelle Obama Didn’t Warn You About Trump
“If a candidate traffics in prejudice,” she says, “that is the kind of president they will be.”
- It’s time for America to stop putting our black lives on trial
It seems that the legal system and the court of public opinion work in concert to place not just these particular people on trial in their deaths, but they simultaneously place blackness on trial, instead of the officers or individuals responsible for their deaths.
- Why the Museum of African American History Is About More Than the Past
“The great force of history,” James Baldwin once wrote, “comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do. It could scarcely be otherwise, since it is to history that we owe our frames of reference, our identities, and our aspirations.”
- A Madoff in the White House?
Imagine how — once Donald Trump is in the Oval Office — this country could become his personal piggy bank.
- The dangerous state laws that are punishing pregnant women
In the past 10 years, arrests and forced interventions of pregnant women have skyrocketed.
- Fact-Checking Is Largely Irrelevant Because Deceit Is Not What’s Causing Moral Outrage, Clinton’s Gender Is
People want to believe that Clinton is less truthful and trustworthy because they feel strongly that she shouldn’t be president. If truthfulness mattered, this election would be over today
- Imagine if Donald Trump was a woman. You simply can’t | Hadley Freeman
Hillary Clinton triumphed in the first presidential debate, but she faces an opponent far more formidable than the absurdist Republican candidate – sexism
- In America, gun rights are for whites only
Where is the NRA outcry over the deaths of Keith Lamont Scott and Philando Castile?