Quickies: Fear of Losing White Privilege, Effective Drug Abuse Policies, and That Soda Article in the New York Times
- Iceland Knows How To Stop Teen Substance Abuse. The World Isn’t Listening – “Their analysis revealed clear differences between the lives of kids who took up drinking, smoking and other drugs, and those who didn’t. A few factors emerged as strongly protective: participation in organized activities – especially sport – three or four times a week, total time spent with parents during the week, feeling cared about at school, and not being outdoors in the late evenings.”
- Noted historian Rob Schneider teaches civil rights hero about civil rights – Read this one through to the end.
- Toni Morrison: Fear Of Losing White Privilege Led To Trump’s Election – “As Morrison explains it, the subconscious fear of losing the ‘comfort of being naturally better than,’ the comfort of not being followed in a department store for instance, was a huge motivator for many White Americans. “
- In Rural N.C., Trump Supporters Eagerly Await A Different Kind Of Change – I just wanted to post this because the way the guy in the article is talking about this presidency is like “oh cool, let me just sit back and see what happens when this country is destroyed, it’ll be interesting” really stands out as the epitome of detached privilege.
- In the Shopping Cart of a Food Stamp Household: Not What the New York Times Reported – The amount of deception and poor-shaming that went into the original New York Times article is a disgrace. I’m happy to see social media and blogs taking the author to task.
- Betsy DeVos was asked a basic question about education policy — and couldn’t answer – “Sen. Al Franken asked DeVos to explain her thinking on whether test scores should be used to measure students’ proficiency or their growth. That’s an important, and basic, difference because it affects how schools are labeled as succeeding or failing. But DeVos had no idea what Franken was talking about.”