6 Pocket Links Sun Aug 20 2017

Here’s a pocketful of links, stacked up for easy viewing.

The most pernicious racism is the stuff we don’t even think about : ***Dave Does the Blog: Literally don’t think about, as in the stuff that passes below our consciousness, that we don’t detect, let alone ponder. The stuff where we don’t even think about it as racism because it’s just How Things Are in our minds, axiomatic assumptions about people based on their race. – by Dave Hill – Tags: Racism, Blogs – http://hill-kleerup.org/blog/2017/08/18/pernicious-racism-stuff-dont-even-think.html

From airline cancellations to that ropey hotel, what to do about botched holidays: The Guardian and Observer consumer champions have joined forces to bring you a guide to your rights … from lost luggage to flight delays and bad hotels It’s that season again. The sleepless nights, the stressful confrontations and the hours spent on phone and email seeking resolutions. – by Miles Brignall and Anna Tims – Tags: travel – https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/aug/19/airline-cancellations-ropey-hotel-what-do-botched-holidays

Fit in my 40s: ‘I’m lazy: cycling in a pack changed that’: We did this for what felt like hours, but was actually 40 minutes – did I mention the vicious headwind? A role model is like a lemon zester: it’s only once you’ve got one that you realise you wanted one. – by Zoe Williams – Tags: cycling – https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/aug/19/fit-in-my-40s-bella-velo-cycle-club-richmond-park

Trumps to skip Kennedy Center Honors; organizers are ‘grateful’: The White House has announced that President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events honoring recipients of this year’s Kennedy Center Honors arts awards. – by Associated Press – http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-trumps-to-skip-kennedy-center-awards-20170819-story.html

Could Donald Trump lose in the GOP primaries?: President Donald Trump’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad summer vacation has sent the administration reeling. – by Peter Feaver, (c) 2017, Foreign Policy – Tags: politics – http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-gop-fp-comment-1efbba6a-8426-11e7-b359-15a3617c767b-20170818-story.html

A letter to my American friends: when did the dream die?: It is difficult for Americans to watch the presidential parody that is Donald Trump with anything approaching equanimity. But it is also hard for non-Americans – long-time friends and admirers of the United States – who look on helplessly from afar. – by Simon Tisdall – Tags: politics – https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/19/a-letter-to-my-american-friends-when-did-the-dream-die

That’s it for this batch. Thanks for reading!

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