News Round-Up 4/16/14: Immigration In Texas & Hate Crimes Galore

flickr / voxaeterno / mayor castro
flickr / voxaeterno / mayor castro


Assorted Stand-Outs:

  • Last night, Mayor Julian Castro faced off on immigration against notorious racist and anti-immigrant state senator and embarrassing Texan Dan Patrick. The video is here. (Shout-out to the Texas Tribune, an amazing and independent publication serving my great state.)
  • Opinion: Jobs without borders.
  • WonkBlog: The depressing durability of hate crimes.
  • NYT: Veterans & white supremacy. (There will be backlash over this article…)
  • Haaretz: How safe are Jews in America? On that note, there’s one mayor who ‘kind of’ agreed with the shooter who killed three people at two different Jewish centers in Kansas.
  • Via WaPo, the ultimate in white ladies trying to talk about race and failing spectacularly. (Side note: Your blogger has many problems with Obama, still does not endorse white people using term “race card” or attempting to talk about their hopes for a “post-racial America.”)
  • Unshockingly, pollution is worse in minority neighborhoods across the U.S.
  • The language of hate: Westboro forges on sans Fred.
  • There’s a video of Al Qaeda just chilling outdoors…
  • The growing divide within developing economics.
  • Exodus from Brooklyn to Tel Aviv: Not the change you would have expected?

South Asia:

Southeast & East Asia:

  • 300 people are missing after a ferry capsized in the Yellow Sea off the coast of South Korea. The bulk of the passengers were high school students on a field trip.

Eurasia & Europe:

Middle East & North Africa:

Eastern, Central, & Western Africa:



Daily Wow: Blood Moon pictures. | A map of the world’s most and least religiously diverse countries.


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