What scholars had to say about the recent spate of anti-gay bills.
Editor’s Note: We'll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! The label “white woman from Kansas” obscures, rather than illuminates, who Barack Obama’s mother really was. Her story sheds new light on the complexities of interracial kinship. W.E.B. DuBois Institute | 19 min (4, 756 words) The girl from Vietnam's famous napalm photo spent decades trying to escape one iconic moment.