Thursday's News & Ideas - 12/10/2020

  • Institutional failure at Christchurch
  • Federal executions accelerate
  • Pandemic inequity
  • White supremacist church
  • Black resources in Logos
  • Pantone’s colors of the year

‘They were watching us, not watching our backs’
HuffPost: A chilling report on the Christchurch massacre is an indictment of institutional Islamophobia -- in New Zealand and Silicon Valley -- that led to 51 deaths.

Federal executions pit the Trump administration against the Catholic Church
NPR: For the ninth time in six months, the Trump administration is preparing to put a federal prisoner to death.

Social inequities explain racial gaps in pandemic, studies find*
The New York Times: Higher rates of infection and mortality among Black and Hispanic Americans are explained by exposure on the job and at home, experts said.

Minnesota town votes to allow white supremacist church*
Star Tribune: Voting anonymously, the Murdock, Minn., City Council granted a permit allowing a white supremacist church to use an abandoned Lutheran church as its third gathering spot in the United States.

Logos enlists Black church leaders to diversify Bible study resources
Christianity Today: The collective will bring more African American scholarship to 4.5 million users.

The Spark

Pantone picks two colors of the year, and they’re complete opposites
Optimism and somberness collide in Pantone’s 2021 Color(s) of the Year, Fast Company says.

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