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#270: Language Keepers

Happy Thursday, loyal readers, and thank you very much for opening up today’s issue of The Highlighte
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#270: Language Keepers
By Mark Isero • Issue #278 • View online
Happy Thursday, loyal readers, and thank you very much for opening up today’s issue of The Highlighter. I’ve officially declared myself exhausted after eight-plus months of mostly-quarantine. Are you? Whenever I slide into a very mild bout of despair, though, I remind myself to express gratitude: to my family, friends, and this reading community. As we head into Thanksgiving week, my hope is that you are safe and taking good care of yourselves.
Now let’s get to this week’s articles, shall we? This week’s issue starts strong with “Language Keepers,” a comprehensive six-part multimedia series that explores the commitment of Indigenous peoples in California to promote their languages and culture, despite hundreds of years of colonization. Then comes “Dirty Kitchen,” which extends the theme, focusing on the family recipes of a Filipina woman as she tries to maintain her Indigenous roots. After the photo break, I’ve included two pieces that challenge or add nuance to narratives about police defunding and Christian evangelicalism. Please enjoy, and thank you for reading!
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Language Keepers
Dirty Kitchen
Loyal reader and VIP Angelina did so much reading last week in her Highlighter T-shirt that now she is plumb tuckered out and needs a good snooze. (Notice though how she clutches her Highlighter highlighter firmly.)
Loyal reader and VIP Angelina did so much reading last week in her Highlighter T-shirt that now she is plumb tuckered out and needs a good snooze. (Notice though how she clutches her Highlighter highlighter firmly.)
Oakland Pledged To Cut Its Police Budget In Half. Then Homicides Surged.
The Real Origins Of The Religious Right
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