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In this Slate Plus special, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and guest Nikole Hannah-Jones discuss the Democratic primary and the crucial black American vote, an antitrust future for social media giants, and how the resegregation of America’s public schools is ruining our future.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
• Max Fisher and Amanda Taub for the New York Times: “On YouTube’s Digital Playground, an Open Gate for Pedophiles”
• Nikole Hannah-Jones for the New York Times: “Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City”
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
• Nikole chattered about visiting Mount Vernon, where visitors have to pay for a separate tour to learn about slavery.
• David chattered about a video by featured on Kottke.org: “Teaching a Neural Network How to Drive a Car”
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.