USDR Newsstand: What We are Reading

By Kelly Leung, Associate Editor, USDR.

Our periodical feature of what our editors, contributors, and readers  are recommending.

Remembrances of Ben J. Wattenberg, 1933-2015– Past colleagues and friends reflect on Ben J. Wattenberg’s life. He was an American author and political commentator.  Source: aei.org

Watch what happens when you cut films down to non-white speaking roles– It’s nothing new to report that in Hollywood’s biggest movies (even ones without inherent focus on race), casts are not racially balanced. One writer went a step further and zeroed in on a movie by removing all words spoken by a white actor. What remains is 45 seconds out of the 2 hour and 6 minute run time. Source: colorlines.com

You are Mark Zuckerberg’s biggest problem– With increasing technology comes more problems. Facebook’s video ownership policies could soon be changing. This will impact what one sees in popular social media and causes Facebook to become entangled in more controversy. Source: vox.com

What Gov. Scott Walker is about to do to Wisconsin’s public schools– Scott Walker’s policies are not looking good for Wisconsin’s public schools. Budget cuts and many other changes could “expand failed policies,” “undermine democracy,” “exacerbate inequality,” and “continue Milwaukee’s plantation mentality.” Source: washingtonpost.com

California’s prison reformin’– Conservative and right-leaning parties are leading in criminal justice system reform. This shouldn’t be too hard for Democrats and left-wingers to to embrace because many of the right-leaning stances are originally from the Left.  Source: reason.com

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