Wednesday's News & Ideas - 2/10/2021

  • KKK march on Washington
  • Teacher unions & reopening
  • Fixing America
  • Glennon Doyle’s gospel
  • Europe’s oldest person
  • Curt Flood vs. baseball

A century ago, white Protestant extremism marched on Washington*
The New York Times: Kelly J. Baker is a writer and scholar of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s. She sees frightening similarities between that culture and the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Amid tough school reopening battles, Americans continue to cheer teachers unions
HuffPost: Americans remain divided over how schools should handle the coronavirus pandemic, but parents support their local districts and teachers unions.

The (endless) project to fix America
Sojourners: It has been over a month since a mob of violent protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol under the false belief that Donald Trump won the 2020 election. Since then, Joe Biden has been inaugurated as the country’s 46th president. The country is, ostensibly, moving forward.

Glennon Doyle’s honesty gospel*
The New Yorker: The best-selling memoirist wants women to tell the truth about their lives.

Europe’s oldest person survives Covid and set to celebrate 117th birthday
The Guardian: French nun Sister Andrée tested positive in her retirement home in Toulon but had no symptoms.

The Spark

Curt Flood’s fight was about more than baseball
His defiance changed the sport and helped assert Black people’s worth* in American culture, The Atlantic says.

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