Sunday Reading: Memorial Day, Integration, and Social Media Monitoring


Sunday is the day that I like to spend more time offline and get more reading done. In that vein, each Sunday I post a handful of articles from the past week that I found interesting. Here are a few I want to share with you.

10 Things to Remember About Memorial Day

This is a short article about some historical facts about the holiday and some interesting factoids from more recent days. It is a solemn holiday, not to be confused with Veterans Day, and seemed like a good time to share this.

The Brown v. Board of Education case didn’t start how you think it did

You may have seen a lot in the media and social media about the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education recently as it hit its 65th anniversary. The full story of integrating public schools is far more complex than we might remember. This essay does a lot to put that time into context.

Social Media Monitoring

The Brennan Center for Justice recently published this report on how the Department of Homeland Security is collecting social media information to assess national security risks. If you use social media at all, I encourage you to read at least this summary of the report to understand what DHS is doing, and what your rights are.

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