I intended to put together a simple little post about the recent Pew Research Center report on the shrinking middle class, then I waded into the data. This is going to take more time and thought. So for now, here’s a summary of some interesting things happening in the world.
From the Southern Poverty Law Center: A very long and yet still incomplete account of white supremacist terror attacks in recent years
From the Washington Post: How mass transit options transform a neighborhood
From the Texas Tribune: Texas remains the national leader in number of uninsured citizens. And also, of course, in LIBERTY.
From the Washington Post: Vegetarian diets are not necessarily more “green”
From Quartz: A fun realization dawns on everyone who attempts any real genealogical research – Everyone is your cousin
From Aeon: On a related note, what should geneticists do when they uncover a family secret?
And since we’re on a role and many of us have some serious family time approaching, this PBS program with Dr. Henry Louis Gates called Finding Your Roots stumbled over both of those issues. The new season starts in January.
From the New York Times: Here’s a little sample of the controversy the show has inspired already. Some of those episodes are pretty tense.