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October 2015



What I’m Reading – October 25, 2015

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– “Translation: After controlling for socioeconomic status, white students essentially had the same test scores whether they went to a school that was overwhelmingly white or one that was overwhelmingly black.” The Evidence That White Children Benefit From Integrated Schools (via @NPR)


– ““Obviously Al-Qaeda was responsible for the terrorist attack of 9/11,” Tapper said. “But how do you respond to critics who ask if your brother and his administration bear no responsibility at all, how do you then make the jump that President Obama and Secretary Clinton are responsible for what happened at Benghazi?” The younger Bush had no coherent answer.” CNN Anchor Asks Bush To Explain His Double Standard For Benghazi And 9/11. It Doesn’t Go Well. (via @ThinkProgress)

Government Abuse

– Multiple Articles: The Drone Papers (h/t @austinkelmore)

– “Investigators with the department are seeking to obtain information from clinics in San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas including patient records as well as billing and personnel information related to the donations, according to Planned Parenthood.” In raid of Planned Parenthood offices, Texas officials seek confidential patient records (h/t @thelindywest)

Sex Worker Rights

– Video: Debunking Myths about Amnesty International’s Policy on Sex Work (h/t @stavvers)

Social Interaction

– “It’s certainly worth considering how cell phones and social media divide our attention, and the viral success of these articles and photos and videos suggests they’re tapping into a common fear. The glaring problem with all this modern handwringing, however, is its presumption that the complex, wondrous worlds behind our screens aren’t real.” The Idea That Online Life Isn’t Real Is Trite – And Harmful (via @Wired)


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