Weekly Wrap 11.16.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

By the Web Editors 11-16-2018

1. Diversity as a Second Job

“ … factoring in the unpaid demands of work as unofficial diversity and inclusion liaisons, minority journalists might actually be working twice as hard for half as much money.”

2. Where We Start the Migration Story Matters

Many have focused on the arrival of the “caravan” of asylum seekers to the U.S. But we need to start at the beginning of the journey.

3. Amazon’s New Neighbor: The Nation’s Largest Housing Project

This week, Amazon announced that its two HQ2s would be moving into Long Island City, Queens and Arlington, Va. The New York Times reports on concerns about increased gentrification and skyrocketing housing prices.

4. An Art Installation Captures the Sounds of Chicago’s Religious Devotion

“Prayer,” an installation by South African artist James Webb, features the sounds of faith from more than 250 participants.

5. Diwali and the Desi Wall of Shame

President Trump’s flub in his tweet about Diwali was just part of the problem.

6. What Happened When a Nation Erased Birthright Citizenship

The Dominican Republic deported an estimated 70,000 to 80,000 people of Haitian descent over three years. Those left behind live in a state of institutionalized terror.

7. Denying Climate Change Is Not Just Political — It’s Deadly

“These fires are not ‘natural disasters’ or ‘acts of God.’ Wildfires are not caused by forest mismanagement. This is human-caused climate change.”

8. Aung San Suu Kyi Stripped of Human Rights Award

Amnesty International has withdrawn its ambassador of conscience award from Myanmar’s leader, citing “apparent indifference” to atrocities committed against the Rohingya.

9. The Treacherous Journey to Freedom, Then and Now

“Their journeys to the U.S.-Mexico border are reminiscent of the stories of my ancestors’ own path to freedom. Then and now, a new life free from violence, desperation, persecution, hunger, and poverty emboldened a courageous people to engineer an ‘Underground Railroad.’”

10. Rich People Are Paying for Private Firefighters

Meanwhile, Trump blamed state-level forest management for the California wildfires and threatened to pull funding.

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