Time Magazine International Edition July 19, 2021

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WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT … THE HISTORY WARS Responding to Olivia B. Waxman’s July 5/July 12 cover story on how the controversy over critical race theory (CRT) is impacting a St. Louis school district, readers highlighted the importance of learning history—and learning from it. “Historical context is extremely important” as part of a “reconciliation with our past,” wrote Kathleen Sallee of Ames, Iowa. “It is not to make us feel bad but to enlighten us to be who we were meant to be.” But Shari Deranja of Ballwin, Mo., a town within the school district featured in Waxman’s piece, worries that teachers are trying to do too much: “I do not want ANYONE teaching my child morals and values as part of a curriculum or lesson plan,” Deranja wrote. “That is…

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‘Don’t judge me, because I am human …I just happen to run a little faster.’SHA’CARRI RICHARDSON, American sprinter, speaking to the Today show on July 2 about her suspension from the U.S. Olympic team after testing positive for THC‘We will fully support our producers and their excellence. Long live French champagne!’FRANCK RIESTER, French trade minister, in a July 5 tweet addressing a new Russian law banning foreign producers of sparkling wine from using the term champagne, even those in the French region from which the name originates‘I DO NOT WANT TO WIN SOMEONE ELSE’S GAME.’NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES, Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times journalist who created the 1619 Project, announcing on July 6 that she was declining a tenured position at the University of North Carolina, offered after an outcry over its…

condo collapse raises fears of climate risk

EVER SINCE THE DEADLY COLLAPSE OF A CONDO tower in Surfside, Fla., residents of Miami’s waterfront have found themselves looking up more often. Cracks in garage ceilings, corroded rebar in concrete columns and signs of saltwater seepage after bad weather—not uncommon features of older seaside buildings in this part of the state—are being viewed with new and wary eyes. They’ve been documented on social media, distributed on group chats and shared in unnerved emails to building managers and inspectors. The June 24 collapse of the 13-story Champlain Towers South building, just north of Miami Beach, has not only left 46 people confirmed dead and more than 94 still missing as of July 7. It has also shaken Miami residents who had grown used to natural disasters and regular warnings that they…

heat wave offers preview of climate business losses

Portland, Ore., food-cart co-owners Eric and Nicole Gitenstein didn’t have much choice about whether to open for business during the unprecedented recent heat waves plaguing the Pacific Northwest. Excess heat from their refrigerators and burners often raises temperatures inside their cart 10 to 15 degrees higher than those outside. With area temperatures peaking at 116°F on June 28, working in such conditions could well have put their lives in danger. “It’s better to lose a weekend than to lose your life, or be hospitalized for heat exhaustion,” Eric Gitenstein says. His fears were warranted: the heat wave is believed to have been responsible for more than 100 deaths in Oregon alone as of July 7, officials say, while more than 1,100 people across Oregon and Washington State were hospitalized with symptoms…

britney spears’ case highlights flaws in conservatorship system

IN EMOTIONAL TESTIMONY TO A COURT in Los Angeles on June 23, pop star Britney Spears asserted publicly for the first time that she wants to end the conservatorship she has been placed under for 13 years. Her legal guardians have dictated where she lives, works and receives therapy, Spears claimed, forced her to take medication and prevented her from removing her IUD. Now, disability advocates who’ve long fought to reform conservatorships hope the high-profile case can inspire changes to the system. “OVERPROTECTED” Conservatorships, also called guardianships, are typically used for elderly adults, or people with mental illnesses or intellectual or developmental disabilities. They are intended to be protective mechanisms by which a court-appointed “conservator” makes decisions for individuals deemed incapable of managing their own affairs. “It’s supposed to be a…

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Supreme Court upholds voting limits The U.S. Supreme Court upheld two controversial Arizona voting policies on July 1. Critics say the ruling weakens the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and will make it harder to challenge laws restricting the time and manner of voting that have been passed in 17 states this year. Haiti’s President assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in an attack on his private residence, the country’s Prime Minister said July 7. Opposition leaders had demanded that Moïse step down amid controversy over his rule by decree, but officials did not say who the perpetrators were. Boy Scouts reach $850m settlement Tens of thousands of people involved in a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America alleging sexual abuse reached a $850 million settlement agreement with the organization on July 1—the…