Weekly Wrap 8.28.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 8.28.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. They’ll Give Your Killer Water and Ignore Your Gasps for Air: An American Love Song Is Violent
They’ll say you had a knife in your car to justify the way they paralyzed you, Jacob Blake. But they’ll thank armed militia for countering the anti-brutality protest.

2. If Not Now, When?
We protest. But even in our lament, we are brutalized.

3. Transgender and Trapped in Sex-Based Social Distancing
Panama came up with a novel — and uniquely discriminatory — public health measure to combat the coronavirus.

4. The Tyranny of Chairs: Why We Need Better Design
While they remind us of the human form, chairs rarely do much to actually support it.

5. Black Workers Are More Likely to Be Unemployed but Less Likely to Get Unemployment Benefits
More people than ever became eligible for unemployment benefits after Congress included part-time and gig workers, but the data shows that hasn’t solved a huge racial disparity.

6. Raising the Coronavirus Generation
How will our ongoing traumas affect the way our kids see the world, God, and faith?

7. Linking Allies to Action in the Heart of the Black-Bookstore Boom
Stores that were once community-gathering spaces for Black people are now centers of intellectual triage for white people.

8. Rep. Clyburn Calls for Vigilance to Protect Voting Rights
“This is probably the most consequential election for African Americans and for civil rights and civil liberties since maybe the election of 1868,” he says.

9. What Jerry Falwell Jr. Taught Me at Liberty University
Here’s how a Christian education can go wrong.

10. Frog and Toad Tentatively Go Outside After Months in Self-Quarantine
He set his Zoom background to a picture of his room when it was tidy. “There,” said Toad. “Now I am professional.”

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