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Is a college degree the right goal for all of our students?

Writing a blog article on an airplane using a device without a proper keyboard… well, there’s always spell check when I get to an actual computer, not to mention access to some actual statistics. 824 more words

Social Progress

#IamMLK: On Racism, Riots, and Social Progress

The following excerpts on racism, riots and social progress are from Martin Luther King Jr’s “The Other America” speech at Stanford in 1967.

He spoke then on social tensions stemming from great inequalities, but could be speaking today. 249 more words


Social Musings 101: Death of Ideas

So today as we usually celebrate people and inventions or creations we discuss the seed of it all. The idea. So even the people that were conceived and born into the world were ideas that two people had as they chose to conceive. 155 more words

Social Musings 101

Time Machine to the Present

On the Chicago Tribune site today was a link to the scanned-in version of the January 12, 1969, edition of the Tribune.  In particular, there was a front page article entitled “Experts Preview ‘Good Life’ for Chicagoans in 21st Century”.   1,671 more words


What's next?

It’s easy for us to look down on people in the past for having such wacko beliefs. As if the world could be flat. How could you even be racist? 259 more words


Worldview and Education

I’ve been thinking about the process by which political and social changes occur. For the ones I immediately thought of (expansion of suffrage, racial segregation, LGBTQ rights and acceptance, among others), the most significant motor seems to be people’s biases and beliefs. 959 more words

What We Need (and don't need) From Our Revolutionary Elders

There’s an irony between elders within revolution and our elders seem to have not yet realized this.

Some of my best blessings on this earth are my “barrio abuelas”. 3,722 more words

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