What have video games got to do with addiction? (Wired)
by David Jesudason
For many people, obsessive focus on video games can be a problem. But sometimes games can also help break addiction cycles.
Turnips and their family (Atlas Obscura)
by Gemma Tarlach
Broccoli rabe, turnips, bok choy, and many other vegetables are all varieties of a single species, Brassica rapa. The plant’s varieties, found all over the world, are a testament to its unique biology, and human inventiveness.
When Black students learn at home (The New Yorker)
by Casey Parks
Some Black families fed up with unequal opportunities and punishments in public school systems are choosing homeschooling instead. That puts them in an uneasy alliance with a homeschooling movement that has often been connected with conservative politics and racist teaching tools.
Beyond the model minority (Vox)
by Lok Siu and Jamie Noguchi
Asian-Americans are often stereotyped as rich and highly educated. But, as this comic explains, that obscures the tremendously diverse historical and current experiences of immigrants, refugees and US citizens of different Asian ethnic heritages.
Denying African literacy (Aeon)
by D. Vance Smith
European scholars have often denied the literacy of African people, even when it was staring them in the face. Their confusion points to the way academics’ frames for looking at the world affect the work they do.
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