I made sure I bookmarked almost every interesting piece I read over the last week, and I was proud of myself for remembering to do so. Then Safari somehow lost them all! I will have to find an alternative, probably Pocket. Do any of you have recommendations?
Here’s *some* of my reading recommendations:
- Racial Profiling Via Nextdoor.com by Sam Levin
- When Neighborhoods Gentrify, Why Aren’t Their Public Schools Improving? by Ester Bloom
- The Plot Against Student Newspapers? by David R. Wheeler
I have been reading Narrative.ly a lot lately. Here are recent favorite pieces:
- What Will I Hear When My Ears Stop Working? by Ysabelle Cheung
- The Three Car Crashes That Changed My Life by Stephanie Land
- The Girl Who Fell to Earth by Olivia Aylmer
I immediately emailed my best friend after I read the profile on Nicki Minaj in the New York Times Magazine and neither of us were surprised how terrible the interview turned out. If you don’t feel like reading the profile, you can check out the highlights here. I spent yesterday morning imagining how great an interview would have turned out if it was between Nicki and another black woman. Can we get a redo? At least we got to read her last words to Miley Cyrus:
The fact that you feel upset about me speaking on something that affects black women makes me feel like you have some big balls. You’re in videos with black men, and you’re bringing out black women on your stages, but you don’t want to know how black women feel about something that’s so important? Come on, you can’t want the good without the bad. If you want to enjoy our culture and our lifestyle, bond with us, dance with us, have fun with us, twerk with us, rap with us, then you should also want to know what affects us, what is bothering us, what we feel is unfair to us. You shouldn’t not want to know that.