Fifty years later, a new moral movement picks up where Martin Luther King Jr.'s final campaign left off. But will it succeed?
“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.”
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.
“ … 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.”
From the New York Times: The pressures and responsibility of memorializing a tragedy while recording a year of normal high school events.
“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.
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.
The latest in a Longreads series focusing on queens of history, from the notorious to the half-forgotten.
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.