Saturday Link Love: Gutenberg, Chicken Farmers, and Siblings

Saturday Link Love: Gutenberg, Chicken Farmers, and Siblings July 20, 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!

The Same Myths That Thwarted Busing Are Keeping School Segregation Alive, on Slate—“Ultimately, we must recognize that white resistance to school integration then and now is intertwined with the misbegotten belief of white parents that an integrated education provides no benefit for white children.”

The Pioneering Female Doctor Who Argued Against Rest, on The Atlantic—“Mental exertion, the reasoning went, drained their energy and diverted it from where it really belonged, in their reproductive system.”

Copycat Shooters Motivated by Columbine Keep Multiplying, Our Investigation Shows, on Mother Jones—“Today, the Columbine effect is even more grimly pronounced than it was in 2015. Additional cases since then bring the total to more than 100 plots and attacks influenced by the 1999 shooting.”

So, Gutenberg Didn’t Actually Invent the Printing Press, on Literary Hub—“Eventually, early capitalists in Europe invested in Johannes Gutenberg’s business venture—the one that combined technology quite like the movable type innovated by Choe Yun-ui with a screw-threaded spiral mechanism from a wine or olive press to ratchet up printing to commercial speeds.”

How a Top Chicken Company Cut Off Black Farmers, One by One, on ProPublica—“Carlton Sanders on his front porch before church. Sanders was the last black farmer under contract with Koch Foods in Mississippi, until the company gave him a list of expensive renovations that no other farmer received.”

How to Stop Sibling Hitting: A Script, on Aha Parenting—“So what can the parent do to prevent aggression? Smacking and spanking teach children to hit, so that’s the worst parental intervention (as substantiated by thirty years of research). And a ‘consequence’ like taking away a privilege will just increase his resentment of his sister, which isn’t a good foundation for a loving relationship.”

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