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Dispatches from the Culture Wars - All Rights Reserved Edition

Starbusts; Trumpery; Dirty book; Alienation unlimited; Free speech double standard; The big walkout

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, Mr. Fish for Reveal

The Starbucks Arrests and the Toll of Routine Bias

By Chas Danner
April 16, 2018
New York Magazine

Yes, this kind of thing happens all the time. But it might happen less if more people pay attention to how black men and women have responded on social media, sharing their own similar experiences and related anxieties, and explaining how they feel forced to act in most places of business.

They Spewed Hate. Then They Punctuated It With the President’s Name.

By Will Carless
April 20, 2018
Public Radio International

Nearly every metric of intolerance in the US has surged over the past 18 months, from reported anti-Semitism and Islamophobia to violent hate crimes based on skin color, nationality or sexual orientation.

The Notorious Book that Ties the Right to the Far Right

By Sarah Jones
February 2, 2018
The New Republic

The enduring popularity of the racial-dystopian novel "The Camp of the Saints" sheds light on nativists' historical opposition to immigration.

A History of Alienation

By Martin Jay
March 14, 2018
Aeon
In the postwar period it was understood to be the fundamental malaise of modern life. Why aren’t we ‘alienated’ any more?

Blackface is Free Speech But Anti-Bush Tweet is Not at California University

By Sam Levin
April 20, 2018
The Guardian

State school system accused of ‘glaring hypocrisy’ after initially saying Barbara Bush criticism ‘beyond free speech’ but racist frat stunt is protected.

'Thoughts Are Not Working': High School Students Walk Out on 19th Anniversary of Columbine to Protest Gun Violence

By Clark Mindock
April 20, 2018
The Independent

'The fact of the matter is this movement isn't going to peter out because gun violence isn't going anywhere.'