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Memoirist Lynne Hakes joins us today with her story of turning away from her family culture of prejudice and elitism. This is a story for today, as our world becomes more and more divided. 653 more words


Elitism in Education

     I agree with the sentiment that “education and work are the levers to uplift a people” (Du Bois 156).  Education is the foundation of an engaged society, and I can see Du Bois’s point that, following emancipation, the black community needed an exceptional group of men to “guide the Mass away from the contamination and death of the Worst, in their own and other races” (Du Bois 133). 619 more words


Pharisees, Jedi, and a New Ecclesia

By Ben Espinoza

To be honest, when I first saw The Last Jedi, I wasn’t a huge fan. Rey’s a nobody? Snoke’s dead? Luke’s gone? I thought most other folks would agree with me. 1,586 more words

How Tennis Has Been Backhanding Black Women

Serena Williams, arguably one of the greatest tennis players of all time, has been unnecessarily targeted by the lasting elitism, racism, and sexism of the U.S. 772 more words

Against the Overwhelming Vagueness

After writing the last post (on Appiah’s essay on condescension), I started thinking about a peculiarity of (U.S.) American economic and social life: many decisions and judgments get made behind the scenes, with no public disclosure of the discussion and reasoning behind them. 820 more words

Classical musicians think classical music isn't elitist!

Classical music is often accused of being elitist.

That’s why the few media outlets (and Prince Harry) that are interested in selling classical music tickets and music are really hot on Sheku Kanneh-Mason.  326 more words