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Monumental Terrorism

Source: AP Photos / Shay Horse Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re dedicating the reFRESH to commentary on Charlottesville, the history of racism in America, and what we can do moving forward. What we’re checking out… Alan Zimmerman, the president of Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville, shares an eye-opening, but hopeful account of what it […]

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Black Lives Matter — The Weekly reFRESH

Black Lives Matter Sign

This week, our round-up is dedicated to readings and videos in response to the recent killings of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott. Because Black Lives Matter.  What we’re reading/watching… The Tulsa police officer who killed Terence Crutcher has been charged with manslaughter. Luvvie Ajayi has a letter for white people that is a necessary […]

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The power of hard data and the New American Dream — The Weekly reFRESH

Courtney Martin giving a TED talk

Pic via TED. This week, we’re watching/reading about what we can learn from our enemies, hard proof that Hollywood hasn’t changed, and a reinvention of The American Dream. What we’ve been checking out… Love this: A crew of 20 women scientists/superheroes teamed up to collect data on the lack of representation of female speakers in conferences […]

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Got the Whole World Watching & Trump’s Perverted Identity Politics — The Weekly reFRESH

Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re sharing the terrifying truth behind Trump’s white racial justice agenda, the bright nonwhite, nondude future of podcating, and how one of our speakers got the whole world watching on The Daily Show. What we’ve been checking out… Two-time Olympic medalist? Doesn’t matter if you’re married, your husband will […]

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Jesse Williams FTW and 13 Feminist Rules for Life — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Matt Sayles/Invision/AP Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re reading about the most shameful way to restrict abortion rights, how white guys can even transmit bias to inanimate objects, and the 13 feminist rules for life. What we’ve been checking out… Artificial intelligence reflects the values of those who build it, and since […]

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