A couple of meatier posts/essays are in the works, but for now you can check out some of the internets that I’ve been gathering.
1. Color-coded maps (based on census data) show that the metro Detroit area is really, really segregated racially. Click around to look at similar maps of other American metropolitan areas.
2. On a related note, former VP candidate Paul Ryan is blaming his ticket’s loss on unexpectedly high, democratic voter turnout in urban areas. Come on, man. That isn’t even a little bit subtle. Everyone knows you’re saying “we lost because too many Black people voted.”
3. Our industrial food system produces a metric shit-ton of calories, but we’re not paying much attention to its accompanying environmental costs.
4. Read about the academics who advised the Obama campaign.