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The thoughts and ideas that made us pause, think and, most importantly, consider what is happening in the world this week.
Illustration Credit: Kaylani Juanita

Illustration Credit: Kaylani Juanita

Nia Wilson and the media's portrayal of Black women as "less innocent" victims: "It’s devastating that in the midst of her mourning one of the most immediate truths was that she knew that her sister’s character was likely to be maligned." (Refinery 29

Brett Kavanaugh is nice. That doesn’t mean he’s not sexist: “The only people who benefit, when we conflate rudeness and sexism, are the sexists themselves — which is why they work so hard to promote that confusion.” (Medium)

The lost ones: “While the 463 children of deported parents would seem to represent the toughest challenge for this government—the most troublesome examples of its controversial policy—the administration, it seems, has effectively washed its hands of them: No plan is in place to assist these reunifications, no specific resources allocated.” (The Atlantic)

Leader of the persistence, Elizabeth Warren’s full-body fight to defeat Trump: “Perhaps it was hard in the wake of 2016 to imagine pinning Democratic hopes on another woman. But sometimes you need a crisis (or five) to see the obvious, and this summer’s cascade of them has brought Warren’s role into sharper relief.” (The Cut)

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