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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Nicholas Kristof: Ferguson exposes white cluelessness

How clueless? One study found that whites believe they are doing so well on race relations that discrimination against them is a bigger problem than discrimination against blacks.

NEW YORK TIMES

Minnesota man tased and arrested for "sitting while black"

Video has surfaced of a man arrested while trying to pick up his kids from school in St. Paul, Minnesota.

THE ATLANTIC

Ferguson: Reminiscent of Seattle and John T. Williams' death

For a lot of Native people, the police response in Ferguson is a movie they have seen before.

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY MEDIA NETWORK

Another night of chaos in Ferguson

Police retaliated yet again Monday night against protestors in Ferguson, Missouri.

KING5.COM

Which state is most pot prolific?

The answer isn't Washington or Colorado. Rhode Island is America's pot capitol, with over one in eight residents over the age of 12 using the drug monthly. 

WASHINGTON POST

Where have all the 'gayborhoods' gone?

Census data shows that the number of same-sex couple households has increased in nearly every neighborhood except Capitol Hill -- a neighborhood that has traditionally been home to gay couples. What gives?

SEATTLE TIMES

Why gay marriage has been more successful than pot legalization

Despite support of both movements, same-sex marriage has big bucks behind it, while marijuana legalization has struggled to garner equal monetary support. 

QUARTZ

Blacks disproportionately fined for public pot use in Seattle

Seattle police officers wrote 82 tickets for public pot use in Seattle within the first half of the year, with  37 percent of those tickets written to black people.

SEATTLE TIMES

Why we brag about being busy

Are you stuck in "The More Bubble?" Before the bubble pops, try the essentialist approach. 

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

Gentle giant: the life of the world's tallest woman

Sandy Allen, a 7'7" woman from Indiana, did much more during her lifetime than set a Guinness World Record. 

BUZZ FEED
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