Saturday Link Love: Erasing History, Aryan Outfitters, and White Tears

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.

What to Do If You Are Concerned about People ‘Erasing History’, on The Way of Improvement Leads Home—“But if you’re one of those people who’s up in arms about the dangers of #ErasingHistory, then let me suggest a few ways you might better expend your time and passion in service of the past than by taking up a Lost Cause.”

Pinterest Helps Me Decorate My House Like Nobody Lives There, on Elizabeth Esther—“When I was a little girl growing up in a cult, the world was always ending and woe unto you if Jesus returned to Earth and found you playing with a Punky Brewster doll. Life is too short to waste on things like fun, children. Watch and pray. And keep your room tidy.”

Aryan Outfitters, on Mother Jones (published in 2008)—“Coming from five generations of Ku Klux Klan members, 58-year-old “Ms. Ruth” sews hoods and robes for Klan members seven days a week, blessing each one when it’s done.”

How Much Drinking Water Has California Lost to Oil Industry Waste? No One Knows, on KQED—“State oil regulators grant permits for wastewater injection wells, so knowing the boundaries between protected and unprotected aquifers is crucial. But for decades, Mordick says, state regulators confused those boundaries.”

White Tears in Trumpville, on Sociological Images—“When a white person cries in response to frank discussions of racism, Rains explains, it derails the conversation, refocuses the attention on the white person, and holds anti-racist speakers accountable for attending to his or her feelings.”

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