Saturday Link Love: Mexico, Harriet, and Trump

Saturday Link Love: Mexico, Harriet, and Trump November 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!

What the media isn’t saying about the history of Mormon polygamy in Mexico, on Religion News Service—“Beginning in 1885, church leaders established the Mexican colonies as a refuge where polygamous families could live free of prosecution, and leaders encouraged these families to move to Mexico.”

OK, Fine. Let’s Talk About “Harriet”, on Buzzfeed—“Although black slave catchers were a relative rarity, the film demonstrates that there really is no such thing as a black body unencumbered by the constraints of a country founded on the idea of slavery.”

The Massacre That Spawned the Alt-Right, on Politico—“The American left had largely given up on communism by then, but these demonstrators were full-on Maoists.”

I Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam on Airbnb, on Vice—“While searching for the person who grifted me in Chicago, I discovered just how easy it is for users of the short-term rental platform to get exploited.”

The 5 People Who Could Have Stopped Trump, on Politico—“Gambling regulators once contemplated yanking Trump’s casino licenses. Why they didn’t holds a lesson for lawmakers today.”

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