#103: The New Jane Crow

Welcome to The Highlighter #103! Pretty soon it’s August, which means my birthday bonanza, which is v
The Highlighter - Mark Isero
#103: The New Jane Crow
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Welcome to The Highlighter #103! Pretty soon it’s August, which means my birthday bonanza, which is very important, but while it’s still July, let’s make sure you have some solid articles to read and podcasts to listen to. Today’s issue focuses on how our unwillingness to get to know others makes it harder for us to understand ourselves. The first article centers on how our government institutions, mirroring white middle-class values, view poor women of color as ineffective parents who put their children in danger. The second article pushes us to consider more broadly our viewpoints of teenage girls as they grow up and develop their voice. After that, please take in a dramatic action photograph, then enjoy an outstanding podcast episode about immigration and the consequences of our ignorance, followed by a convincing piece that encourages us to treat prisoners as humans rather than as monsters. Also, check out the bottom of the digest for a podcast update and another giveaway!

The New Jane Crow: Foster Care as Punishment for Women of Color
Teen Zine Queens
Chewy and Ketchum rescue a stick from Titus Lake in Idaho. The retrievers belong to loyal subscribers Alicia, Eric, and Jacqueline. Submit your pet photos for publication in an upcoming issue!
Chewy and Ketchum rescue a stick from Titus Lake in Idaho. The retrievers belong to loyal subscribers Alicia, Eric, and Jacqueline. Submit your pet photos for publication in an upcoming issue!
Our Fear and Loathing of The Other: How We Feel About Immigration
Want to Improve Our Prisons? Make Them More Like Norway’s
Podcast Update: If you haven’t listened to The Highlighter podcast, you’re missing out! This week’s episode, an interview with loyal subscriber Marni Spitz, got deep, with a discussion about how good intentions to promote educational equity can sometimes backfire. The podcast is getting popular (200 listeners already), so subscribe before it’s too late. And if you’re feeling particularly generous, please rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts, so we all become rich and famous.
This Week’s Giveaway: Speaking of famous, aren’t you jealous that loyal subscriber Erin won the first giveaway and is spending time reading her hardcover copy of Blood at the Root? Never fear, another giveaway is here! This time, the prize is a three-month digital subscription to either the New York Times or the Washington Post. To enter, press R and let me know what you like most about the digest and what your ideas are to expand the digest’s readership. I’ll announce the winner next Thursday!
And that’s that! I hope you enjoyed today’s issue of The Highlighter. Let’s welcome new subscriber Eila! Also, please send me your feedback on today’s issue by clicking thumbs-up or thumbs-down below. It’s not hard at all! See you back next Thursday at 9:10 am. Have a great last few days of July!
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