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Economic Inequality: It's Far Worse Than You Think

Scientific American has a new article about this continuing problem, one that the brothers are all too aware of in their personal struggle to rise out of the Great Depression. 98 more words

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"Flexible Scheduling" Undermines Parent Engagement, Stymies Social Mobility

When I was an undergraduate trying to make every dollar I could to pay my tuition and cover my living costs I worked part time as a cashier in a grocery store chain and in the stockroom of a retail chain. 529 more words

The Changing Face of Diversity

I am becoming increasing concerned that diversity no longer means ensuring that black people have a seat at the table but ensuring that everyone has a seat at the table. 182 more words

Institutionalized Racism

Unpaid Internships and the Myth of Meritocracy

Originally published on the Huffington Post, 27 March 2014:

One of the most profitable movie studios in the US recently auctioned off an unpaid internship… 653 more words

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United Serfs Of America

The United States of America is known by its citizens as the greatest country in the world, bar none. This belief has been drilled into our consciousness at a young age, and continues to be repeatedly enforced by the media we consume. 1,006 more words

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Can Robert Putnam Save the American Dream?

The event is billed as a lecture on a new book of social science. But the speaker visiting Cambridge’s Lesley University this Monday night sounds like a political candidate on the hustings. 1,147 more words

Social mobility slowly on the rise at British universities

Written by James Gallagher 

Access to university education across the United Kingdom is slowly becoming fairer and more inclusive, according to new information released by the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). 635 more words

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