More than ever it seems the left and the right are unable to communicate in the same language without rancor or misunderstanding


BILL COSBY’S LEGACY AND BLACK COLLEGES
BY LAVELLE PORTER

What happens when a major benefactor of your institution has been repeatedly accused of rape and sexual assault?

For one Morehouse College graduate of the 90s, reckoning with Cosby’s legacy raises some pressing issues in black academic fiction, including matters of class, gender, respectability, and elitism.

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HOW WE SHOULD DEAL WITH PLASTIC BAGS
BY JAMES MACDONALD
Plastic bags account for a small percentage of total waste, but the real problem with them is how they symbolize an unsustainable, throwaway culture.

THE LEGACY OF LINOLEUM
BY ERIN BLAKEMORE
Preservationists are reconsidering linoleum’s historical value, rather than automatically slating it for removal.

THE NEW LANGUAGE WARS
BY CHI LUU
More than ever it seems the left and the right are unable to communicate in the same language without rancor or misunderstanding.

THE SECRET LIFE OF A GAY CHRISTIAN IN YEMEN
BY MARIA DE LA GUARDIA
From Narratively: As Al-Qaeda and ISIS encroach on his once-progressive city, one terrified young man has become the ultimate “infidel.”

WHAT WE’RE READING AROUND THE WEB
THE EDITORS

JSTOR Daily editors select stories that bridge the gap between news and scholarship. This week’s picks cover planetary discovery, the limits of reason, and the life cycle of Mardi Gras beads.


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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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