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Two Bad Memes Doesn't Make a Right

Sexism, racism, and classism are a tricky cocktail.  Each ism on its own is toxic, but in combination they tend towards the sort of gross Frankenstein’s monster variety of discriminatory attitude.   1,146 more words


A Poverty-Class Academic’s Guide To Success In Academia

Grace Cale is a PhD student in sociology.  Having gained her undergraduate degree from a college that specifically accepts marginalized and impoverished students, she is a passionate ally to many causes of social justice. 1,417 more words

Graduate School

Anthony Horowitz's "Too Street" Comment Deeply Rooted in Racism and Classism

Anthony Horowitz, screenwriter and author chosen to write the most recent James Bond novel, received a lot of heat after calling Idris Elba, “too street,” in an interview with… 569 more words

TV & Film

Meritocracy and Government: How Can Americans Be So Inconsistent?

One thing that rationally-minded, thinking people often struggle with when entering into the fracas that is politics in any guise is the fact that people aren’t just inconsistent, they don’t seem to have the slightest inkling or concern that they are indeed embracing opposed ideas. 1,190 more words


August Recommended Reading

At the end of each month I compile links to articles I found thought-provoking over that month, categorized with pull-quotes for your perusal and edification. Each of these is a story that made me stop and think, and hopefully one or two of them will do the same for you. 1,920 more words


Amber Rose & Blac Chyna: Misogynoir, Classism, and the Feminization of Poverty

If you happened to tune into MTV on Sunday night for the 2015 Video Music Awards, I’m sure you were somewhere close to as (over)stimulated as I was. 587 more words


Purchasing Power: Consumer Organizing, Gender, and the Seattle Labor Movement, 1919-1929

I’m behind on book reviews (very, very behind) but I finally read the last pages of this today and just had to say something. And that something is: this book is fascinating and quite relevant to my own work (how great when that happens!) 498 more words

Book Reviews