Excerpts from the September edition of Harper’s Index:
Minimum age at which citizens of the Netherlands can request euthanasia, with their parents’ permission: 12
Number of Dutch 12- to 17-year-olds who have requested and received euthanasia since 2005: 14
Estimated portion of people in the world who were married as children: 1/10
Estimated percentage of active police officers who use racist, bigoted, or violent language on Facebook: 20
Of retired police officers: 45
Percentage of state...
John Nichols at The Nation writes—A Local Newspaper Just Put a Vile President in His Place:
The Baltimore Sun has faced all the challenges that have plagued urban dailies in recent decades. Its staff is not what it once was. Nor is its circulation. Like many metropolitan dailies with limited resources, it struggles to strike a proper balance when covering a city, its suburbs, and the state; and it does not always succeed.
Yet, while other papers have dialed down their editorializing, and...
Published at Yes! magazine, this excerpt from Angelou Ezeilo comes from her book, Engage, Connect, Protect: Empowering Diverse Youth as Environmental Leaders:
Over the last couple of decades working in the environmental space, I’ve discovered that for many Black people, especially older generations, the outdoors conjures a lot of historical negativity that they’d rather forget. Carolyn Finney persuasively investigated this phenomenon in her 2014 book, Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the...