Hello and welcome to The Highlighter #97. Monday was the anniversary of the massacre at Pulse in Orlando. The first two pieces this week — one a photo essay, the other a first-hand perspective — are dedicated to the 49 people who lost their lives last June.
After a photo break, I’ve included two additional personal essays. Ijeoma Oluo (#89
) is back reminding white people yet again not to make everything about themselves. Then John Nova Lomax, a father, thanks the military for helping his wayward son, prompting me to keep an open mind.
Loyal subscribers, we’re well into June, which means summer, naps in hammocks, beach vacations, meandering breakfast mornings, and plenty of time to get caught up on your favorite digest. Thank you for reading The Highlighter!