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#117: White Flight

Welcome to The Highlighter #117! I’m happy you’re here. The first three articles this week — which fo
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#117: White Flight
By Mark Isero • Issue #117 • View online
Welcome to The Highlighter #117! I’m happy you’re here. The first three articles this week — which focus on race — are in conversation with articles that have appeared previously. If you have time, consider them in tandem:
#1: “White Flight” –> “Birth of a White Supremacist” (#115)
#2: “The Gentrification of Soul Food” –> “Hot Chicken” (#88)
#3: “Slippery Slope” –> “Whose Heritage?” (#106)
The only odd duck this week comes last, and it’s a good one, too: a 30-minute adventure into the wacky world of the online mattress industry. Please enjoy! And if you’re in Oakland later today, swing by HHH #2 (last-minute tickets are still available).

White Flight
The Gentrification of Soul Food
Muffin Season is here.
Muffin Season is here.
On Dismantling Historical Monuments: The Slippery Slope Argument Is Real
The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare
This Week’s Podcast: If you care about reading, or if you care about Oakland (or both), listen to this week’s podcast with my friend and loyal subscriber Nancy Lai. Nancy is the director of literacy at Oakland Unified School District. On the show, Nancy chatted about the importance of reading and her take on “The Ghosts of the Tsunami” (#116). Listen, rate, and subscribe!
Oh no, you’ve reached the end of The Highlighter #117. Hope you enjoyed your stay! Let me know what you thought. One easy way is by pressing R to reply. Also, please welcome new subscribers Anna, Arantxa, and Roilyn! The community is growing ever stronger because you’re getting the word out. Have a wonderful week, and I’ll see you again next Thursday at 9:10 am.
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