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Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Powered Early Space Exploration

A heartening testament to “the triumph of meritocracy” and to the idea that “each of us should be allowed to rise as far as our talent and hard work can take us.” 126 more words

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Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Powered Early Space Exploration

A heartening testament to “the triumph of meritocracy” and to the idea that “each of us should be allowed to rise as far as our talent and hard work can take us.” 126 more words

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Connections & Injustice

Last week, someone (very) close to me entered the rarefied atmosphere of the “privileged.”
Consequently, on Friday, I was invited to an extremely exclusive conference, tickets for which sold at a very high (crazy) price — I didn’t have to buy a ticket of course, my name was left at the door. 589 more words

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MERITOCRATS - THE REAL DESPICABLES!

During the same week in September 2016, Teresa May in the UK and Hillary Clinton in the USA made interesting and revealing statements. May on the need to… 2,376 more words

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Parallels in Privilege

In her piece “White Privilege and Male Privilege”, Peggy McIntosh discusses her personal experiences of white privilege and how these ideas parallel those of male privilege.  537 more words

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How Can Millennials Redefine the American Dream?

A recent NBC News article, boldly titled, “With Fewer People Buying Homes, Millennials Are Redefining the American Dream,” attempted to suggest that the drop in millennial homeowners may be the result of a radical re-imagining of the American Dream. 859 more words

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Review: Conquest of Happiness

The Conquest of Happiness by Bertrand Russell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In adolescence, I hated life and was continually on the verge of suicide, from which, however, I was restrained by the desire to know more mathematics.

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