Category: Society+Culture

Does My Greatness Scare You?: When Privileged People are Threatened by Marginalized Talent

  It was a typical weekend evening. I was tipsy and debating communism with a few friends. I was giving my take (that communism is difficult to truly enact due to the corruptibility of humans in power) and cited China’s current detention of Muslims in concentration camps as an example. My debate opponent insisted that…

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Modern Solutions for Modern Problems: Gatekeeping and Social Justice in the New Age  

 My parents are baby boomers. When my mother was born, Black Americans could explicitly and legally be denied housing, jobs, schooling, restaurant booths, and water based on the color of their skin. She was far too young to understand anything MLK said in his “I Have A Dream” speech, but she could sense that it…

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