Required Reading – March 31 Afternoon Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Greenfield: “Black Press Only” in Savannah Mayor’s Race

“Segregation is back. But now this is supposed to be the “good kind” of progressive segregation. With signs stating “Black press only” on the doors of the church where the meeting was held, white reporters were barred from entry, while black reporters for at least two television stations were permitted inside.”

Read more at Front Page Mag.

Markos: Euripides on Men and Women

“Imagine if Homer, Virgil, Dante, Chaucer, and the other great poets of ancient Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages had been given the gift, not only to peer into the twenty-first century, but to correspond with we who live in that most confusing and rudderless of centuries.. .  . What wisdom from their experience and from their timeless poems might they choose to pass down to us? I do not understand your age or your culture. You speak again and again of how you’ve liberated women and made them the equal of men. But your method for doing so seems to be to make your women act and think and feel like men.[…] The world is often unkind to women, using them as pawns in a masculine game of war and power and possession. But these wrongs will not be righted by inviting women to participate in the same game. They will be righted only when the voice of the feminine is allowed to be heard: in the home, in the theater, in the marketplace. […]  You well-meaning planners of the future, learn a lesson from Jason and Pentheus. Men and women, masculinity and femininity are not interchangeable. Both are needed; both must be affirmed. When they are not, they turn against each other, and what was once whole becomes torn in half.”

Read more at The Imaginative Conservative.

Kerr: Chicago Demands $130,000 From Smollett, Threatens New Charge If He Doesn’t Pay Up

“In an attempt to resolve this matter without further legal action, the City requires immediate payment of the $130,106.15 expended on overtime hours in the investigation of this matter,” the letter stated. “If the amount is not timely paid, the Department of Law may prosecute you for making a false statement to the City under section 1-21-010 of the Municipal Code of Chicago.”

Read more at Daily Caller.

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