Saturday Link Love: Alternative Language, Framing Black People and Refugees, and Before the EPA

Saturday Link Love: Alternative Language, Framing Black People and Refugees, and Before the EPA February 18, 2017

Saturday Link Love is a new 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.

Why can 12-year-olds still get married in the United States? on Washington Post—“Michelle DeMello walked into the clerk’s office in Colorado thinking for sure someone would save her. She was 16 and pregnant.”

With ‘Fake News,’ Trump Moves From Alternative Facts To Alternative Language, on NPR—“Anyone who has followed the news knows this isn’t what “fake news” meant just a few months ago.”

White Lies: A Brief History of White People Lying About Crimes, on The Root—“Here’s a brief history of black people being blamed for and convicted of crimes they did not commit.”

Mass sexual assault in Frankfurt by refugees ‘completely made up’, on The Independent—“Claims that a “sex rioting mob” of around 50 men assaulted a group of women over the new year were reported by German tabloid Bild earlier this month.”

Beyoncé Is Not The Magical Negro Mammy, on Code Switch—“Our history, particularly here on these shores, is littered with the broken hearts of black mothers who, working as chattel in the brutal American slave system, were forced to mother everyone but their own babies.”

Congress Destroying the EPA: What Was Life Like Before We Had It? on Skepchick—“One of the first things the EPA did was hire some photographers to document what life was like in America at the time of their founding.”

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