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#271: The Promise

Yes, The Highlighter comes out on Thanksgiving! Hope yours is going well so far. If you’re spending t
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#271: The Promise
By Mark Isero • Issue #280 • View online
Yes, The Highlighter comes out on Thanksgiving! Hope yours is going well so far. If you’re spending time with family, whether safely in person or from afar, feel free to prattle on about the newsletter and sing its praises. Then when you’re ready, whisk yourself away to an undisclosed location for a relaxing reading session, complete with a tasty beverage and one (or four) of this week’s outstanding articles. Sound like a plan?
You’ll want to check out today’s lead article, “The Promise That Tested My Parents Until The End,” a son’s tribute to his parents — and a story of love and heartbreak. Then take some time for your emotions, or to reconnect with your loved ones, before sinking into articles that explore the latest college predatory lending scheme, the power of racist language, and the difference between transracial and transgender identity. Please enjoy!
+ Last Sunday at Article Club, poet Hafizah Geter joined us for our discussion of her stunning “Theater of Forgiveness.” She even stayed afterward to answer questions. If you want more reading and connection in your life, check it out!
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The Promise That Tested My Parents
The New Indentured Servitude: College Income Share Agreements
You are warmly invited to the The First Annual Highlighter Game Show on Thursday, Dec. 10, 5:30 - 6:30 pm PT. Get ready for friendly competition, keen strategy, and general merriment (plus tons and tons of prizes!). It’s going to be a great way to connect and build our reading community. Get your free ticket here: hltr.co/gameshow
You are warmly invited to the The First Annual Highlighter Game Show on Thursday, Dec. 10, 5:30 - 6:30 pm PT. Get ready for friendly competition, keen strategy, and general merriment (plus tons and tons of prizes!). It’s going to be a great way to connect and build our reading community. Get your free ticket here: hltr.co/gameshow
Superpredator: The Media Myth That Demonized A Generation of Black Youth
Why We Shouldn’t Compare Transracial to Transgender Identity
And with that, this week’s issue of The Highlighter comes unfortunately to an end. I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know what you thought about today’s issue by hitting reply or by clicking on the thumbs below. Or leave a voice message, like loyal reader Blevins! I’m grateful for your feedback.
Also, let’s welcome our reading community’s three new subscribers: AngieToronzo, and Laurie. I hope that you find the newsletter a solid addition to your email inbox. Also, thank you, loyal readers Telannia and Elise, for spreading the cheer.
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