Welcome to This Week In Links. This series is a place for us to share articles that our fellows and staff are reading to deepen their understanding of the context of their work. By linking to these stories, we are not necessarily endorsing the positions, but sharing interesting material for discussion and reflection. We invite you to share, comment, and discuss these stories, and also to share your top links from the past week!

Building a Teen Movement to Repair the World – On MLK Weekend and Throughout the Year

Putting the Millennial Myth to Bed

How Can We Prevent MLK Day Service from Diluting Its Own Urgency?

The Next Chapter for Transformative Scale

The ‘Gaytrification’ Effect: Why Gay Neighbourhoods Are Being Priced Out

The Real Problem With Lunch

What is white privilege?

Governing Urban Schools in the Future: What’s Facing Philadelphia and Pennsylvania

Free Books on Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Class That are Bound to Get You Woke!

The 13 Best Onion Higher Ed Stories

Gentleness in the Classroom

The Unfair Opacity of Credit Cards Peddled to the Poor

Celebrating the Linguistic Significance of Martin Luther King Jr.

Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution
Cheap or Excellent??

Wealth Inequality Rising Fast, Oxfam Says, Faulting Tax Havens

Why Precisely Is Bernie Sanders Against Reparations?

Who Lost the White Working Class

Would You Buy Food From a Stranger’s Kitchen?

Yet More Evidence Bike-Share Isn’t Reaching the Poor

This Paragraph on a Black Kindergartner’s View of the World is Absolutely Crushing

Radical Inclusion for Our Youth

Poverty Affects Brain Connectivity In Children, Study Shows

Oberlin’s President Says No: Faced with 14 pages of demands by black students, he says that he won’t respond to “any document that explicitly rejects the notion of collaborative engagement.”

A Question of Environmental Racism in Flint

Farming the Subdivision

Discretion and Disproportionality: Explaining the Underrepresentation of High-Achieving Students of Color in Gifted Programs

To Be Young, ‘Gifted’ And Black, It Helps To Have A Black Teacher

A Sharp Rise in Wealth for the Global 1%