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What I'm Reading: The Ditchdigger's Daughters

I’m reading Yvonne S. Thornton’s The Ditchdigger’s Daughters: A Black Family’s Astonishing Success Story. Thornton will be our speaker at New Jersey City University’s Convocation on October 5, so I turned to her story to see how I could use it to prepare my students for the event. 359 more words

Nepotism vs Meritocracy

Nepotism is something which is very much in news nowadays. What exactly is nepotism and why people consider it as something bad. Nepotism is nothing but favoritism granted to relatives or close friends, without regard to merit. 264 more words

The European Research Council sounds awfully racist and sexist.

This time the ERC attracted researchers of 48 different nationalities based in 23 European countries. It’s an investment that will pay off, boosting the EU’s growth and innovation. 259 more words

Politics

Taclott Parsons' Perspective on Education

The American sociologist Talcott Parsons (1961) outlined what is commonly accepted as the Functionalist view of education as it relates to modern societies in the late 1950s. 658 more words

Sociology

Study: Poor Kids Who Believe in Meritocracy Suffer - The Atlantic

Recognizing the vast economic and racial inequalities his students faced, he chose what some might consider a radical approach for his writing and social-studies classes, weaving in concepts such as racism, classism, oppression, and prejudice.

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Politics

The fake male co-founder

https://www.fastcompany.com/40456604/these-women-entrepreneurs-created-a-fake-male-cofounder-to-dodge-startup-sexism

That is one interesting social experiment.

To state the obvious.

Misogynistic men only trust other men with their money.

It’s wrong but they have every right, because it’s… 936 more words