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Black Privilege and the Myth of Horatio Alger

Even if we choose to believe in Horatio Alger, the fact that he could be black in modern American society is about as close to being utterly mythical as it’s ever been. 394 more words

Black Privilege

Bill O'Reilly and the Whimsy of the Faithful

How will future historians discuss, debate, or even define the current era? Will our time be known as a well-defined period, i.e. the ‘modern era’, perhaps more specifically the ‘information age’, or will it be described in terms of some kind of transitional period, i.e. 390 more words

Black Privilege

Reality TV needs to be more inclusive for Eton & Oxbridge graduates

A Social Mobility Commission study has discovered that those who really run the UK are woefully under-represented on the only thing that matters to the British public – Talent Shows . 268 more words

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Why an Oxbridge cabinet needn't be 'elitist'

I feel a kind of duty as an undergraduate at Oxford University to defend the Oxbridge institution as a whole. Today, there have been lots of articles after the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission found that the UK is deeply elitist and that top jobs are more often that not held by Oxbridge graduates and those that attended private schools. 654 more words


On Language Skills

There is an extraordinary map doing the rounds of Twitter which shows, based on I know not what evidence, what proportion of the population of EU countries can hold a conversation in English. 175 more words

When Will Labour Be Honest About Private Schools?

Another day, another “revelation” that Britain is a deeply elitist, socially segregated country thanks to the harmful influence of private schools and their irritating habit of setting their students up to succeed with a good education and useful network¬†of influential contacts. 1,526 more words


IMF Lists 25 Brightest Young Economists

This article is a recommended read. Check it out!

via IMF Lists 25 Brightest Young Economists.

What immediately caught my attention was that there was only one person from Britain, and he lives in the US and is based at Stanford, California’s, IVY league university. 124 more words