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RationalWiki:What is going on in the blogosphere?/May 2018

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May 2018[edit]

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23Vox: 911 dispatchers had to deal with racist calls every day, despite recent racial profiling incidents becoming viral.
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31Roseanne: the media keeps trying to portray Trump supporters as sympathetic and suffering from 'economic anxiety', but Trump supporters keep showing their true bigoted views.
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16Pew study on religious belief in western Europe finds non-practicing Christians outnumber those practising. Worryingly, both non-practising and practising Christians are more anti-immigrant and nationalistic than the average population. Most religiously unaffiliated people agree "Science makes religion unnecessary in my life."
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-6Despite scandals over fake news and data privacy, Facebook is unlikely to disappear any time soon
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18John OliverFlorida's rehab system is a mess.
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15The pain bias in healthcare: The little-known inequality all women face
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11According to Euronews, Royal love story exposes Britain's 'quiet and unique brand of racism'.
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10Worried about what’s out there about you? You’re not alone. But is it even possible to become a digital ghost?
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11How American media attention fuels a cycle of increasingly common mass shootings.
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3Why are we living in an age of anger – is it because of the 50-year rage cycle?
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23From private jets to overspending, the planet’s wealthiest may be contributing the most to its changing climate, an Oxford professor argues.
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7"Have I told you about my old friend who’s married to the Republican governor of Missouri?" Deborah Friedell on the rise and fall of Eric Greitens.
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28CrackedFive ways America is actually moving backwards
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2The bestselling author and activist has been exploring the use of psychedelic drugs in medical research for his book How to Change Your Mind.
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17A proposal in Alberta, which would require schools to inform parents if their teenagers join gay-friendly groups, shows how fragile social progress is — even in Canada
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17Lying or spreading false news was treated as a crime in colonial Massachusetts.
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14Caitlyn Jenner doesn't represent transgender people
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1Nun's alleged letter from the devil, allegedly decrypted.
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3BBC — Think you're special? That just proves you're normal
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11How Mary Ann Horton Invented the Email Attachment, Then Revolutionized Trans Rights
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17How overhyped media narratives about America’s "fading white majority" fuel anxiety (and ignore how fluid the definition of "white" really is) — and how more inclusive definitions of ethnicity produce a more hopeful response.
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4Yet more on incels.
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-16A secular argument against the existence of free will.
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2Declining English and mathematic abilities in 8th grader US schools.