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We Don't Need to Push Girls into STEM: My thoughts on being a woman in a man's field

When I decided to go into engineering, my family’s first reaction was to ask if I was okay with “being the minority”. It was a legitimate question; of the 70 odd people in my program there are about 8 girls, only 3 in my section. 857 more words

Opinion Piece

Yak Lives Matter: Why Baby Clothes Desperately Need Affirmative Action

I’m a product of corporate America, where you are taught things like, “dress for the job you want, not the job you have” and that diversity and inclusion lead to better performing teams, improved financial outcomes, and enhanced overall corporate cultures.   2,994 more words

Humor

Six Words to Edify

Boston; San Francisco

Key takeaway:

…the bachelor’s degree is becoming the new high school diploma. Rather than a ticket to a high-paying, managerial job, the four-year degree is now the minimum ticket to get in the door to any job.

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Education

Is the Dork in Orlando With a Fax Machine Losing His Mojo?

Orlando

We have two articles in the ESPN universe, one on its regular presence, one in The Undefeated, it’s blickety-blackety-black-I’m-black-y’all boutique, both about the same general thing, but neither mention the dork in Orlando with a fax machine.

Poor guy must be sick.

Athletics And Sports

Fighting Racism Starts in the Heart

My latest blog post for The Jewish Journal:

When we think of relations between Jews and African-Americans, we naturally think of our proudest moments. And we should. 760 more words

Judaism

Interstate Commerce: Trade Barriers Between States

Ilya Somin has a post at Volokh/WaPo about “foot voting” (people choosing to move to jurisdictions that have local governments that reflect their values or offer economic opportunities lacking in their current home areas.) 1,319 more words

Government

Tom Woods Commenter Dialog: "Death by HR"

[Death by HR: How Affirmative Action Cripples Organizations]

The Tom Woods podcast on Death by HR is here, and on Youtube here.

On Tom Woods’ site, a commenter with a long career in HR had a number of criticisms of the interview, though he had not actually bothered to read the book — the HR version of “skim until offended,” jumping to conclusions about the content of the book and spending more time criticizing and reacting than looking deeper. 5,904 more words

Government