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#185: White Nationalism Is Deeply American

This week’s lead article about the roots of white nationalism in the United States came to my attenti
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#185: White Nationalism Is Deeply American
By Mark Isero • Issue #185 • View online
This week’s lead article about the roots of white nationalism in the United States came to my attention the day before the horrific act of hate in Christchurch, New Zealand, which killed 50 Muslims as they met in mosques to worship and pray. My worry is that after Charleston, after Charlottesville, after Pittsburgh, we’ve become hardened, accustomed to the terrorism carried out by white men. In addition to reading this article, which I encourage, what can we do? (Note: This is not a rhetorical question.)
Also in today’s issue, you’ll find well-written articles on the power of cult-like self-help programs, the rise of fentanyl as a public health emergency, and the downfall of vegetables as a rightful category of food. Please enjoy!
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White Nationalism’s Deep American Roots
The Cult of Self-Help
Toby, who belongs to loyal readers Courtney and Miranda, likes to swim and cuddle his bear. Want your pet to appear in The Highlighter? I do, too: hltr.co/pets
Toby, who belongs to loyal readers Courtney and Miranda, likes to swim and cuddle his bear. Want your pet to appear in The Highlighter? I do, too: hltr.co/pets
The Fentanyl Failure
Vegetables Don’t Exist
+ Reader Annotations: Loyal reader and educator Steven made this astute point about last week’s lead article on growth mindset:
As educators looking for the “fix,” we exploit many of these theories and then don’t appropriately use them to enhance our teaching. We use them as the “pills” or a replacement for skill building. Exploring growth mindset might help to reach kids, but direct, explicit, consistent skill-building is the only clear path to learning — academically, socially, and emotionally.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Steven! (You should, too.)
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