Weekly Wrap 1.17.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 1.17.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. I’ve Talked to With Teenage Boys About Sexual Assault for 20 Years. This Is What They Still Don’t Know

“They struggle in the absence of information.”

2. The Malign Incompetence of the British Ruling Class

With Brexit, the chumocrats who drew borders from India to Ireland are getting a taste of their own medicine.

3. Trump’s Wall Is a False God

“Our leaders must not sacrifice godliness for a godless wall.”

4. ‘Colorblind’ Artificial Intelligence Just Reproduces Racism

“Discrimination doesn’t have to be deliberate or even conscious in order to be harmful.”

5. The Law That Just Passed In New York Is a Huge Win for Voting Rights

The state had some of the worst voting laws in the country. It’s about to have some of the best.

6. Alvin and Erly’s Story

Watch the story of an asylum-seeking family from Honduras make their way to the U.S. border, giving birth to a third child on the way.

7. What Is Common, What Is Rare: Why Extraordinary Events Cannot Eclipse Everyday Racism

“We’d denounce the marches and torches and chants. When that moment passed, we’d continue to live with the ghosts of our country’s peculiar legacy.”

8. Civility Policing Obscures Our Political Reality

“Passionate and uncivil opposition to injustice doesn’t mirror Trump but it does mirror the actions of Jesus.”

9. Federal Government Administers Many Tribal Nation Services: So What Now?

U.S. treaties guarantee services to Native Americans, many administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other federal agencies affected by the shutdown.

10. At U.S. Mexico Border, a Tribal Nation Fights Wall That Would Divide Them

The tribe’s reservation, about the size of Connecticut, spans both countries, and a border wall would run through their land.

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