Weekly Wrap 4.13.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

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By the Web Editors 4-13-2018

1. The Rules of the Asian Body in America

“The story of the Asian body in America is a story about rules, money, race, and imperialism.”

2. One Year Later, Fewer Deportations in Cities That Adopted 'Welcoming' Policies

When local governments collaborate with ICE, deportations increase—in some places, more than 75 percent. But New Mexico shows a different way.

3. Why Black Curators Are Still Shut Out of the Art World—and Why It Matters

Typically, news of art-museum hires is chatted about in small, insular circles. But the announcement that New York City’s Brooklyn Museum had tapped a white woman to curate its African-art wing went viral off the optics alone.

4. Meet the Middle East's Rap Battle Gods

Arabic hip-hop was first popularized 20 years ago by the Palestinian group DAM. The recent popularity of an Arabic battle league is another step forward in claiming a genre of music well-versed in discussing politics and oppression.

5. Detained, Then Violated

1,224 complaints revealed a staggering pattern of sexual abuse in immigration detention. Half of those accused worked for ICE. The Intercept investigates.

6. The ISIS Files

Journalists for The New York Times scoured old Islamic State offices, gathering thousands of internal documents that help explain how the Islamic State stayed in power so long.

7. Withering Under the White Gaze: The Hart Family Tragedy

“One main function of the white gaze is the reinforcing of illusions that justify, support and perpetuate white supremacy. When Devonte was hugging a police officer … not only did this image make white people feel warm and fuzzy inside, it supported a very specific world view.”

8. Holocaust Remembrance Day: Why Remembering Matters for Healing

A sociologist who studies grief and justice shares four insights into the healing power, and political act, of memory.

9. Two-thirds of Millennials Don’t Know What Auschwitz Is

…Speaking of memory, a shocking statistic. Slightly more reassuring: 68% of millennials registered awareness of anti-Semitism in the U.S. today. Perhaps because of that: 93% say all students should learn about the Holocaust in school.

10. How King's Death Gave Birth to Hip-Hop

The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. led directly to hip-hop, an era of black American culture, politics, and art that is often contrasted with his legacy.

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