Here’s the news on our radar today.
• As BP is set to pay $18.7 billion for damages from the 2010 oil spill, new maps reveal the disparate impact of environmental injustice on communities of color in the United States. [NY Times & Al Jazeera America]
Happy first day of July! Here's what we're reading this fine (overly warm) morning:
• Writer Claudia Rankine discusses the invisibility of Black women and why calling out racism is an act of responsible parenting. [Guardian]
A still from the Girl Scouts of Western Washington's Indiegogo campaign video.
The Girl Scouts of Western Washington recently received a $100,000 donation
Good morning, here’s what we are reading today!
• Can diaries become the new novels? This New Republic piece talks about the “genre-bending” trend in women’s writing. [The New Republic]
Happy Monday! Here's what we're reading today:
• In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court okayed the use of a controversial drug used to enact the death penalty. But in their dissent, Justices Ginsburg and Breyer said it's time to consider getting rid of the death penalty once and for all. [New York Times]
Today is a huge day! Here's what we're reading:
• In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage, meaning marriage equality must become legal in every state! [New York Times]
Good Thursday, ya’ll! Here is what’s on my radar today.
• Jennicet Eva Gutiérrez, an undocumented trans woman, heckles Obama at a White House gay pride event for ignoring undocumented trans immigrants held in detention. [The Guardian]
• In light of the Charleston shooting, Walmart has announced that it will stop selling merchandise emblazoned with the Confederate flag. (The store will, however, continue to sell guns.) Amazon has also pulled Confederate flags after an unfortunate and dramatic increase in sales after the Charleston shooting. [Salon / Jezebel]
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Hey, it's Monday. Here's what we're reading today:
• The leader of the white supremacist group that seems to have influenced Charleston shooter Dylan Roof donated tens of thousands of dollars to Republican presidential candidates. [New York Times]