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#81: The Graffiti Kids

Happy Thursday! Thank you for your overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to The Highlighter’s rebrandi
The Highlighter
#81: The Graffiti Kids
By Mark Isero • Issue #81 • View online
Happy Thursday! Thank you for your overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to The Highlighter’s rebranding. Also, credit goes to loyal subscriber Peter, who created the nameplate. This digest is flourishing because of the support and curiosity of its readers. (Here’s my announcement of The Highlighter over at Iserotope.)
This week’s issue is all about building your background knowledge. The articles are meaty, informative, sometimes disturbing, and always important. The lead story, “The Graffiti Kids,” which tells the story of the conflict in Syria, may take you an hour to read, but it’s entirely worth the commitment. Two articles this week (“4chan,” “Love Lives in Whitefish”) help us understand our country’s shift toward (or solidification of) unabashed white supremacy. Finally, read about reading — specifically, how poor communities have drastically low access to books, which hamper children’s reading skills and academic opportunities. Please enjoy!

The Graffiti Kids: How Teenage Rebellion Sparked the Syrian War
4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Donald Trump
Say hi to MJ. He belongs to loyal subscribers Angelina and Clem.
Say hi to MJ. He belongs to loyal subscribers Angelina and Clem.
Love Lives In Whitefish, Montana, But So Do Neo-Nazis
Congratulations, you made it through The Highlighter #81! If you’d like to respond to an article, press r to reply and let me know your thoughts. Or press f to forward this issue to a friend. Maybe they’ll subscribe! (Word of mouth is always best.) Also, please welcome new subscribers Mark, Marna, James, Linda, Claire, I., Morenike, and Omar! The digest’s community is growing quickly! Have a great week, and see you next Thursday at 9:10 am.
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