Saturday Link Love: Desegregation, Disloyalty, and Baby Scams

Saturday Link Love: Desegregation, Disloyalty, and Baby Scams August 31, 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!

A Losing Fight to Keep Schools Desegregated, on Education Week—“More than 43,000 school-age children in Wake County attended private schools, home schools, or charter schools in the 2017-18 school year.”

America’s Other Original Sin, on Slate—“Europeans didn’t just displace Native Americans—they enslaved them, and encouraged tribes to participate in the slave trade, on a scale historians are only beginning to fathom.”

Liberal Jews: Stop Trying To Prove You’re Loyal. Disloyalty Makes Us Great, on Forward—“If Jewish loyalty is conditional on Jews supporting American institutions, being pro-military and having political views within the accepted bipartisan consensus, then acceptance of American Jews is always conditional.”

To Lawmakers, Florida’s First All-Charter School District Is ‘A Success Story.’ But Is It Really? on WJCT—“Now, the only public schools left in Jefferson County are charter schools, funded with taxpayer dollars but operated by a private organization from South Florida instead of a local school board chosen by voters.”

The fake baby Instagram adoption scam, on the BBC—“When US couples want to adopt a baby they often post ads online and search social media for women pregnant with a child they aren’t planning to keep. Sometimes it works – but there are dangers. One young scammer has tricked countless couples, just for fun, by stealing the identity of a pregnant woman.”

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