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Affirmative Action Vs. Meritocracy: The Perils Of Mandated "Diversity"

Originally Published on ilanamercer.com under the title “When Merit-Based Hiring Is Deemed Racist, Bridges Fall Down” 

As individuals, we want the best doctors treating and operating on us, the best pilots flying the airplanes we board, the best engineers designing the bridges we cross, the best scientists inventing and bringing to market the medicines and potions we ingest. 1,105 more words


Why We Doubt Capable Children: Constructing Childhood in the Revolutionary Era

From The Junto by Julia M. Gossard:

“My friends and I might still be 11, and we might still be in elementary school, but we know . 226 more words

United States History

Fake degrees, a form of resistance?

The thoughts in this article are all my own, but informed by ongoing conversations made popular by BBC’s the Documentary Podcast and CBC’s Marketplace.

Written by Patience Adamu… 468 more words


A new idea for me on meritocracy

I was listening to this TEDtalk yesterday on a kinder idea of success by Alain de Botton. There was a lot to consider and he was very good at presenting a viewpoint that was not his instinctive viewpoint, but instead something that he has come to realise is a better way. 314 more words

Personal Stuff

“The College Process Is a Meritocracy” Says Double Legacy Student

Cornelius Princeton ‘18, eight-generation legacy at an unnamed prestigious Ivy-league university, bragged on Tuesday about how his high school accomplishments truly had been exceptional to earn him a spot in said institution. 96 more words

Issue #3

Meritocracy? … mehhh

There is an interesting episode of the Majority Report hosted by Sam Seder, where he talks with Patrick Deneen on his book “Why Liberalism Failed“. During the interview Seder mentions, or hints at, the pitfalls of meritocracy. 617 more words