05 September 2016

Weekly Wrap 9.2.16: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week 2SEP16

Weekly Wrap 9.2.16: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

By the Web Editors 09-02-2016
As Kaepernick continues to protest, read this sobering look at what happens when black athletes choose to point their aggression towards larger, systematic inequalities. (Hint: there's always backlash.)
A good primer for Sunday’s canonization of Mother Teresa: Before candidates qualify for sainthood, the miracles attributed to them must be proven. Here’s how that happens.
“Special police officers like the two that killed Alonzo are not quite full police officers, but they’re more than security guards. They are a private police force, empowered to make arrests and carry guns. But because they work for private contractors and not public agencies, their actions are often shrouded in mystery.” (Bonus wrap! Watch: How can we trust that black lives matter to police?)
“Humiliated” has long been used to describe Abedin. But why do we assume her dignity and self-respect have suffered in her husband’s embarrassment?
A Christian woman who adheres to the New Testament directive for women to cover their hair was told only Muslim women have the right to do so in ID photos. She is suing, and the religious liberty conversation is adding another dimension.
The idea is controversial, but "there isn't the slightest shred of doubt in my mind, that everyone on some level is anxious, deeply anxious, about climate change," says one forensic psychiatrist.
It’s a top challenge for social media platforms: How to develop digital tools that are open and accessible but also protect users against hate? Here’s what one tech company is doing — and so far, it’s working.
One reason, in this insightful piece after the posthumous news of Wilder’s struggle with Alzheimer’s: Disclosure might come with a burden. “People might expect a ‘big, profound’ conversation … and that’s a lot to ask of someone who doesn’t feel well and is dealing with their own complicated feelings.”
Fifteen years after the PBS show ended, the wisdom and empathy of its host persist in an unexpected place: advice columns. (Really!)
The beloved writer, on the American Dream and the legacy of racism: “So I think the burden is now upon us white people, to say that this systemic inequality offends us. It offends us because it is un-American, and puts our brother- and sister-Americans at risk, and puts upon them hardships too great to bear. I also think it's on us to investigate ourselves for any lingering sense that we are 'giving' equality. We are not. It is already given. And not by us.”