The All In with Chris Hayes team puts out a daily call to Twitter and Facebook for the “awesomest things” they encountered on the Internet.
1. The landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education, officially put the kibosh on school segregation in 1954. But a series of insidious measures were implemented in many parts of our country to sustain de facto segregation. Fifty-nine years later Wilcox County High School in Georgia is still holding segregated proms. Until now.
2. Reporter and recent All In with Chris Hayes guest, Spencer Ackerman, landed an exclusive interview with the most prominent American-born jihadi, Omar Hammami. Most confounding: Hammami oscillates between being resolute in his convictions about the United States and having a certain fondness for it. Ackerman says:
Hammami is a complex figure. He’s never attacked his fellow Americans. He reflects on his time in America with fondness. He jokes about porn and barbecue on Twitter with his unlikely buddies. And he’s chipping away at the legitimacy of America’s top adversary in east Africa one Tweet at the time, all while sunnily proclaiming his undying antagonism for his homeland.
3. One writer, Julia Shaw, wrote a piece for Slate endorsing and encouraging young marriage. Another writer for Slate, Amanda Marcotte, retorts with a piece warning against it. Read both.