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Cognition, Category Structure, and Oppression

Let’s talk about category structure and oppression!

This is a very clear explanation and unpacking of how human cognition works with categories, and how that creates problems when those categories apply to fellow humans. 21 more words

Look What I Found!

Five More Days (Bologna Sandwich)

These past few weeks have been a whirlwind of new experiences. I finished up my internship in Boston, attended the Interfaith Youth Initiative (more detailed post to follow), spent quality time with best friends, and am now in the process of moving into my first apartment. 456 more words

What My Bike Has Taught Me About White Privilege

The phrase “white privilege” is one that rubs a lot of white people the wrong way. It can trigger something in them that shuts down conversation or at least makes them very defensive. 1,804 more words

Culture

10 Things I Don't Have to Worry About Today

A strange thing happened today. I really wanted to put up a real post this week and had a few ideas stashed. When the time came to write, I could not bring myself to invest time or energy into them. 952 more words

General

Cynical Me

I received that little charm through the mail years ago; no return address, just a note saying “this reminded me of you”. That’s scary. Mainly because it must have come from someone who knows me. 349 more words

Current Events

Hashgtag Conversations: Abled Privilege Is

Another interesting hashtag emerged on Twitter a few weeks ago called #AbledPrivilegeIs

Check out a few of these tweets:

#abledprivilegeis knowing that you and spouse can both enter friends' housess when invited.— …

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