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History. This week was about history. Martin Luther King famously said that "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." We've been pondering that quote these past few days, and we wholeheartedly encourage you do the same-if you're looking for something to ponder, that is.Speaking of history, did you pick up a newspaper on Wednesday? If so, take a photo of yourself holding the front page and send it to projects(at)goodmagazine(dot)com with the subject "Front Page." We'd love to see you with your local paper-and see the way that your paper told that historic day's story.Finally, earlier today, Suncaster let us know that she will be heading to the Dominican Republic to help out some flood victims. If you live in the Los Angeles area and have something you could part with (blankets, batteries, etc.), this might be a good place to start.
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Conservative radio host Dennis Prager defended his use of the word "ki*e," on his show Thursday by insisting that people should be able to use the word ni**er as well.

It all started when a caller asked why he felt comfortable using the term "ki*e" while discussing bigotry while using the term "N-word" when referring to a slur against African-Americans.

Prager used the discussion to make the point that people are allowed to use anti-Jewish slurs but cannot use the N-word because "the Left" controls American culture.

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According to the FBI, the number of sexual assaults reported during commercial flights have increased "at an alarming rate." There was a 66% increase in sexual assault on airplanes between 2014 and 2017. During that period, the number of opened FBI investigations into sexual assault on airplanes jumped from 38 to 63. And flight attendants have it worse. A survey conducted by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA found that 70% of flight attendants had been sexually harassed while on the job, while only 7% reported it.

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