Happy Tuesday morning, y’all! Here’s what we are looking at this morning.
• Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, the 24-year old man who opened fire on two military sites in Chattanooga, Tennessee, over the weekend, did not have any close ties with extremist groups, says Reuters. [Reuters]
• In this article, Jennifer Pan quite brilliantly explores the complexities of Model Minority Myth, its changing face, and the attempts to overturn “one of the many ‘levers’ of white supremacy.” [Jacobin Magazine]
• Look at these heart-rending tweets on the trending hashtag #ifidieinpolicecustody [Colorlines]
• The White House, libraries, and publishers are teaming together to design an app that will make e-books available for free to the low-income students in America. [The Guardian]
• Two top editors at Gawker Media, Tommy Craggs and Max Read, are resigning over how the site removed a nasty article that outed a rival media exec’s attempt to hire an escort. [NY Mag]
• “I found myself groaning internally when I discovered that Lena Dunham is launching a feminist lifestyle newsletter for young women.” [The Guardian]
• “What is privilege?” The individuals in this video find out, by answering some uncomfortable questions and taking a few steps forward and backward. [HuffPo]
• Aya de Leon compares two falling father figures: Atticus Finch and Bill Cosby. [Aya de Leon]
• And check out this rare 1960’s groovy clip of Sister Rosetta Tharpe in which the “Godmother of Rock and Roll” gives an enthralling performance to an audience at a train station in UK. [Little Things]
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