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#115: Birth of a White Supremacist

Hello loyal subscribers! This week’s issue of The Highlighter begins all doom and gloom but gets more
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#115: Birth of a White Supremacist
By Mark Isero • Issue #115 • View online
Hello loyal subscribers! This week’s issue of The Highlighter begins all doom and gloom but gets more hopeful as you progress through the articles. The first two pieces continue the conversation from last week about our divided, tribalist country. The first chronicles the transformation of a white man from Basic Neighborhood Contrarian to Crazy White Supremacist. The second explains the power of attributing evil to “them” while assigning good to “us.” After the photo break (an invite to the second Highlighter Happy Hour), you’re in for a double dose of goodness. You just can’t go wrong with Nikole Hannah-Jones and Nora the Polar Bear. Please enjoy! 

Birth of a White Supremacist
The Power of Negative Thinking
Talk about the articles in real life at the Highlighter Happy Hour! Let’s meet up at Room 389 in Oakland on Nov. 2, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. You might want to get your tickets soon! www.highlighter.cc/events.
Talk about the articles in real life at the Highlighter Happy Hour! Let’s meet up at Room 389 in Oakland on Nov. 2, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. You might want to get your tickets soon! www.highlighter.cc/events.
Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Beyoncé of Journalism (and My Favorite Reporter)
The Loneliest Polar Bear
This Week’s Podcast: My friend and former colleague Laura Hawkins is on this week’s episode of The Highlighter Podcast. A Math teacher in San Francisco, Laura believes in putting statistics and data sets in front of her students that will challenge their bias. On the show, we talked about Andrew Sullivan’s article from #114 and grappled with what we can do to combat our increasingly tribalist country. Please take a listen, and if you’re impressed, go ahead and subscribe!
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