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Weekly Wrap - Sep. 11, 2015
"So what within the fabric of our national identity has forever been changed? Have we responded in a way that moves us towards recovery and healing or further disrepair? Perhaps what is important here is not to attempt to answer these questions, but simply to consider them."
“Growing up poor in the U.S. isn’t always a life sentence to poverty. But growing up poor in a very poor neighborhood is much closer to one.”
3. Cult Week
A weeklong series of reported essays on belief, zeal, and creed, from Bikram yoga to frat life. “‘But’—you're asking—‘do I belong to a cult?’ To which American media says, probably, yes.”
Narrated by Atlantic correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates. "I think our criminal justice system is working as intended. We have a notion of black people as criminals written into our Constitution. ...The deeper question is, are we okay with something on the order of four thousand African-American males per hundred thousand being in jail? ... Or do we have some sort of long term commitment to justice?"
“I’m ultimately doing this because our perception matters,” says photographer Matika Wilbur. “Our perception fuels racism. It fuels segregation. Our perception determines the way we treat each other.”
From 2007 to 2014, women made up only 30.2 percent of all speaking or named characters in the 100 top-grossing fictional films distributed in the United States. The New York Times chats with Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, Ellen Page, and others on Hollywood’s persistent sexism.
"If our nation is to remember the lives of all who have suffered because of 9/11, Christians will need to do their part to renegotiate the terms for who and what we remember."
“Like Niketown or Disneyworld, your average college campus now leaves the distinct impression of a one-party state. ….That the contemporary campus quiets the voices of both students and teachers — the two indispensable actors in the educational exchange — speaks to the funhouse-mirror quality of today’s academy."
Can you pronounce this town’s name? Seriously, try. Weather presenter and current Internet hero Liam Dutton did so yesterday on his coverage of uneven temperatures across the U.K. Cue: our weekend challenge.
“Faith ultimately can't be argued; faith has to be felt," says the new Late Show host. "Logic itself will not lead me to God, but my love of the world and my gratitude to it will."
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