Weekly Wrap 4.6.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

By the Web Editors 4-06-2018

1. Reigniting King’s Forgotten Campaign

Fifty years later, a new moral movement picks up where Martin Luther King Jr.'s final campaign left off. But will it succeed?

2. 50 Years After DC Burned, the Injustices That Caused the Riots Are As Urgent As Ever

“There’s an unfortunate Groundhog Day quality to the whole thing: After each riot, there’s plenty of soul-searching, but the racism and the inequality and the brutality persist, as the pressure continues to build until the next eruption.”

3. We’re Educators in Oklahoma. Our Faith Compels Us to Walk Out

Amid a weeklong walk out that has closed Oklahoma public schools and rallied thousands at the state capitol, teachers of faith express the motivation behind the protest.

4. Witches, Frog-Gods, and the Deepening Schism of Internet Religions

“ … because each [online religion] seems to comprise a mix of ironic and genuine believers—and because the internet is overrun with that nihilistic, post-truth ‘lol nothing matters’ point of view right now—each has the potential to be a little dangerous. And that makes them hard to know what do with.”

5. ‘It Has to Be Perfect’: Putting Out a Yearbook After the Parkland Shooting

From the New York Times: The pressures and responsibility of memorializing a tragedy while recording a year of normal high school events.

6. Rationalizing the Wealth Gap Away

“People, parties, and policies can certainly be influenced by Christian teaching. But, they can also just as easily misrepresent them through selective appropriation.”

7. A Betrayal

The teenager told police all about his gang, MS-13. In return, he was slated for deportation and marked for death. An investigation from Pro Publica.

8. Teachers in Other States Are Striking. Texas Teachers Can’t Do That.

According to a 1993 state statute, any employees who "strike or engage in an organized work stoppage against the state or a political subdivision of the state" will lose all their "civil service rights, reemployment rights, and any other rights, benefits, and privileges the employee enjoys as a result of public employment or former public employment,” reports the Texas Tribune.

9. Queens of Infamy: Eleanor of Aquitaine

The latest in a Longreads series focusing on queens of history, from the notorious to the half-forgotten.

10. Porambo

How a journalist who wrote a seminal account of police brutality during the 1967 race riots in Newark, N.J, wound up on the wrong side of the law.

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