Welcome to thoughty Thursday, your chance to get our mental corn popping in time for the weekend!
Trone Dowd reports that the cops and paramedics involved in Elijah McClain’s death charged with homicide. Vice
Rashad Robinson: hurricane Ida’s destruction was the direct result of years of systemic racism. Salon
Howard W. French explains how Africa was erased from the history of the modern world: built on the bodies of slaves. The Guardian
Matthew Wills says that the Zoot Suit Riots were race riots. JSTOR Daily
Adeoluwa Atayero announces that the First Nations University of Canada launches journalism program. CBC
Nick Murray: Nunavut Inuit sue territorial government over right to education in Inuktut. CBC
Erin Pottie reports that IBM opens school program for Mi’kmaw students in Cape Breton. CBC
B.C. park name change recognizes ancestral home of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. CBC
Amelia Mavis Christnot explains why Indigenous Peoples’ Day is gaining traction as an American Holiday (over Columbus Day). Second Nexus
Rowaida Abdelaziz reports that over two thirds of Muslim Americans have faced Islamophobia. The Huffington Post
Christine Byrne explains why budget cooking tips are useless for low-income families. I’m still trying to figure out if the featured video is self-consciously ironic (all-white anchors, white people featured)? The Huffington Post
Yessenia Funes wonders whether COP26 will be a climate summit or a superspreader event. Atmos
Olivia Campbell reveals that Hildegard von Bingen was all about a woman’s right to bodily autonomy. JSTOR Daily
Diana shows us something that travels faster than the speed of light. Physics Girl
Ethan Siegal reveals that the Big Bang isn’t the beginning of the universe anymore: surprise! Big Think
Chelsea Gohd reports how William Shatner was moved to tears by space launch with Blue Origin. Space.com
Ruth Hamilton rocked awake by meteorite chuck crashing into her bed. CBC
Olivia Box wonders, will we lose fall colors to climate change? I hope not. JSTOR Daily
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