Saturday Link Love: Texas, Yoga, and Meritocracy

Saturday Link Love: Texas, Yoga, and Meritocracy October 26, 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 New Texas History, on Texas Monthly—“Stephen Harrigan’s myth-busting ’Big Wonderful Thing’ prompts us to ask: Are Texans ready to remember the Alamo—and the Texas Rangers and the Civil War—differently?”

The Whitewashing of “#WhitePeopleDoingYoga”, on Mother Jones—“Let’s break this shit down: Here were white elites exerting power over Brown critique that was explicitly about white elites exerting power over Brown culture.”

‘The Meritocracy Trap,’ Explained, on Vox—“Markovits argues that meritocracy itself is the problem: It produces radical inequality, stifles social mobility, and makes everyone — including the apparent winners — miserable. These are not symptoms of systemic malfunction; they are the products of a system that is working exactly as it is supposed to.”

The Whistleblower Complaint Timeline, on FactCheck.Org—“Here we list some of the key dates in the fast-moving, still-unfolding story.”

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