This week for BuzzFeed News, Albert Samaha chronicles the life of the 53rd person murdered in Chicago in 2015. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
The Short Life Of Deonte Hoard— BuzzFeed News
Shot and killed just shy of his 18th birthday, Deonte Hoard was one of 489 homicide victims in Chicago last year. How this happened — and how it keeps happening — is both one person’s story and the story of how a community has been forced to adjust to murder as an everyday fact of life. Read it at BuzzFeed News.
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Ethics and the Eye of the Beholder — BuzzFeed News
Thomas Pogge, one of the world’s most prominent ethicists, stands accused of manipulating students to gain sexual advantage. Did the fierce champion of the world's disempowered abuse his own power? Katie J.M. Baker investigates. Read it at BuzzFeed News.
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How Blac Chyna Beat the Kardashians at Their Own Game — BuzzFeed Reader
Sylvia Obell explores how one Angela Renée White strategically ascended the throne of reality television's royal family. « And so the Kardashians, a family often accused of stealing black men, black features, and black culture, got beat at their own game by a black woman. » Read it at BuzzFeed Reader.
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The Past Hundred Years of Gender-Segregated Public Restrooms — BuzzFeed News
While anti-transgender bathroom bills have only recently gained momentum, gender-segregated public restrooms have been sites of gender inequity for over a century. Shannon Keating traces how cultural anxieties about bodily secretions, disease, sex, shame, and power — codified into law and reinforced by Hollywood — have allowed the segregated institution to stand. Read it at BuzzFeed News.
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