Here is some stuff in the news today...
[Content Note: Racism; violence; guns] Your first must-read of the day: "The everyday trauma of being a black man in America." Jonathan Capehart is always a must-read, but this one in particular. Every word.
[CN: Misogyny; objectification] Your second must-read of the day: "Stronger Together." A statement written by the incoming recruits on the Harvard women's soccer team, in response to a "scouting report" written by the men's team, sexually objectifying and ranking them. "[T]o the men of Harvard Soccer and any future men who may lay claim to our bodies and choose to objectify us as sexual objects, in the words of one of us, we say together: 'I can offer you my forgiveness, which is—and forever will be—the only part of me that you can ever claim as yours.'"
[CN: Segregation; racism; classism] ICYMI: At Colorlines, Kenrya has the full clip of John Oliver's terrific weekend segment on school segregation.
Variety has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, marking the first time in its 111-year history that it has made a presidential endorsement.
[CN: Racism; xenophobia; threats] Seethe: "For Helping Immigrants, Chobani's Founder Draws Threats." I guess I need to buy some Chobani yoghurt.
[CN: Appropriation; racism] An entire galaxy of NOPE: "Rachel Dolezal memoir to explore 'discrimination while living as black'."
[CN: Homophobia; misogyny] Goddammit: "Boy Who Wore Hillary Clinton Costume for Halloween Attacked by Trump Trolls and Homophobes."
[CN: Video may autoplay at link] In better political Halloween news: Trick-or-treaters put on a dance performance to "Thriller" for President and First Lady Obama at the White House Halloween bash, and it was amazing!
What have you been reading?