Saturday Link Love: Boyhood, Looping Conversations on Race, and Meth

Saturday Link Love: Boyhood, Looping Conversations on Race, and Meth March 9, 2019

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!

Imagining a Better Boyhood, on The Atlantic—“In the afternoon, he was still wearing the unicorn dress. He skipped down the sidewalk, reporting that some kids had protested his attire, but he’d assured them that he was comfortable with himself.”

Conversations on Racism With White People Getting Stuck or Looping? Thirteen Questions To Get It Moving Again, on Healing from Whiteness—“If you find yourself in a conversation with a fellow white person (perhaps someone dear to you) about racism and it keeps going on the rails, getting stuck or looping it can be easy to fall into the simple assessment that, ‘They are racist,’ or to follow the prescribed, rote response of ‘calling them on their racist shit’. It’s easy to want to write people off (and sometimes you may need to) but it’s not always possible or desirable (e.g. they’re family or a dear friend or an important colleague etc.).”

Here’s why black families have struggled for decades to gain wealth, on MarketWatch—“The GI Bill is one example of several postwar policies in which the federal government invested heavily in the greatest growth of a white asset-based American middle class, to the exclusion of blacks.”

Georgia Woman Endured Arrest, Million-Dollar Bond, and Months of Jail over ‘Meth’ that Was Actually Cotton Candy, on The Appeal—“A notoriously unreliable roadside drug test administered by Monroe County sheriff’s deputies led to Dasha Fincher being charged with methamphetamine trafficking.”

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