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What Does Justice Look Like? Addressing the Roots and the Symptoms

by Rachel Gross-Prinz

I recently spent a rare evening watching a reality television show called “Undercover Boss.” The premise is this: CEOs of companies go undercover as regular employees and see the dark or uplifting side of their corporations. 1,421 more words

Why Racism Exists in America

The First Unitarian Church of Omaha, to which I belong, has formed a sister church relationship with a predominantly black church in north Omaha, Clair Memorial Methodist Church. 321 more words

Jack Heidel

Trump fans aren't spelling bee champions, but why do we care?

Grammarly is the worst. Seriously, it is. I don’t mean their silly little grammar and spelling checker thing. I’m sure that’s a perfectly adequate proofreading tool, doing its best to reinforce people’s deep-seated insecurities about writing every time they touch a keyboard. 1,038 more words

Prescriptivism And Language Prejudice

The more education you have, the more interested you are in lifelong learning

Adult education researchers have long taken the Gospel of Matthew, where Jesus said “For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath”, as a parable for their own field. 349 more words


Racial disparities remain in New Orleans 10 years after Katrina

On the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans does not have a reason to celebrate, as the black community has not recovered. And the disparities between blacks and whites in that great city have continued, and in some cases, the inequities have worsened. 966 more words


Minorities and Higher Education: a Severe Dilemma


In two recent posts, here and here, I have established that:

  • Rapid increases in federal student aid in recent years have led to tuition increases at both public and private educational institutions and for both undergraduate and graduate students.
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Should the National Minimum Wage Be Raised?

A recent column by David Brooks in the New York Times, “Minimum Wage Muddle,” is a good summary of the pros and cons of raising the minimum wage for the whole country. 283 more words

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