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#281: Inheritance

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Happy Thursday, loyal readers! If you’re a long-time subscriber of this newsletter, you know that I like sharing articles from a variety of publications. But sometimes, there’s just no way I can skip a blockbuster from The New York Times or The Washington Post. Such is the case this week, with The Atlantic’s Inheritance, “a project about American history, Black life, and the resilience of memory.” Today’s lead article, “American Democracy Is Only 55 Years Old” — which celebrates the struggle of Black Americans to secure voting rights but warns that progress is tenable — is my favorite piece so far from the collection. Please let me know what you think of it.
Also in this week’s issue, you’ll find articles comparing the Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter, investigating the rise of eating disorders among men, and exploring the dangers of the popular Brazilian Butt Lift. Please enjoy!
+ In case you’re a maybe for this month’s Article Club discussion, you might want to check out this interview with Theodore R. Johnson, author of “How the Black Vote Became a Monolith.” Loyal reader Sarai and I got to ask Dr. Johnson some questions about voting and political engagement among Black Americans. We’ll be discussing his piece on Feb. 28 at 2 pm. Let me know if you’re in!

American Democracy Is Only 55 Years Old
From Civil Rights To Black Lives Matter
Lucy, who belongs to loyal reader Erin, likes to spend time in boxes as much as possible. Want your pet to appear in The Highlighter? hltr.co/pets
Lucy, who belongs to loyal reader Erin, likes to spend time in boxes as much as possible. Want your pet to appear in The Highlighter? hltr.co/pets
This Is What It’s Like For Men With Eating Disorders
Brazilian Butt Lift: Behind The World’s Most Dangerous Cosmetic Surgery
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