Happy Thursday, loyal readers! Thank you for opening today’s issue of The Highlighter. Even though I do my best to scour the Internet to find you the best articles every week, sometimes an outstanding piece slips by unnoticed. That’s the case with this week’s lead article, “Twelve Minutes And A Life
,” about the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. Originally published last year, the piece won the Pulitzer Prize this week. Mitchell S. Jackson
eulogizes Mr. Arbery and attacks systemic racism by directly challenging the (mostly white) readers of Runner’s World, where the article was published. I highly urge you to read this one.
If revisiting the murder of Mr. Arbery is triggering and retraumatizing, skip to the other great pieces this week. Topics range from abolishing the American high school to restoring the bison to Indigenous lands to recoiling from the disgust of the Australian mouse plague. Please enjoy!
+ The Highlighter is almost six years old, and Issue #300 is coming out soon! Do you have a Highlighter-related memory to share? I’d love to include your memory in our upcoming milestone issue.