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Weekend Reads 7/20/19

How white supremacist groups are targeting online gamers

The use of video games to promote hate goes back many years. In the early 2000s a white supremacist organization created Ethnic Cleansing, a first-person shooter game that included a full array of stereotypes about Jews, Latinos, and African-Americans. Westboro Baptist Church offered an online game called Fags vs. Kids. Such enterprises remained very much on the fringes then. Today, extremists are comfortable in mainstream gaming.

Old Earth, Young Minds: Evangelical Homeschoolers Embrace Evolution

The assertion that anyone who believes in evolution "disregards" the Bible offends many evangelicals who want their children to be well-versed in modern science. Jen Baird Seurkamp, an evangelical who homeschools her children, avoids textbooks that discredit evolution. "Our science curriculum is one currently used in public schools," she says. "We want our children to be educated, not sheltered from things we are afraid of them learning."

Most Miserable Weather Record Ever? Miami Just Tied Its Warmest Night of All-Time

In order for temperatures to be this miserably warm overnight while you're sleeping, dew points – a measure of how much moisture is in the air – must be very high. Temperatures have a difficult time falling when the air is moist, and the temperature cannot drop below the dew point – so the higher the dew point, the higher the temperature.

Trump Tells America What Kind of Nationalist He Is

When Trump told these women to “go back,” he was not making a factual claim about where they were born. He was stating his ideological belief that American citizenship is fundamentally racial, that only white people can truly be citizens, and that people of color, immigrants in particular, are only conditionally American.

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