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https://gem.cid.harvard.edu/files/gem2016/files/hall_blyth_berglof_gem17.pdf : the link to his slides. They helped me understand what he was trying to say a bit better!
- Meanwhile, millennials are poor because they spend too much on food.
God, I wish I didn't contribute to this as much as I do...
Nice. I was thinking the answer was somewhere along these lines, I appreciate you clarifying it for me. I also love to listen to music podcasts, but sometimes the curation can be a little off for the mood I'm going for, or else there's an album or artist that I want to specifically listen to, which brings me back to apple music. Glad there are people like you out there willing to resist this temptation!
what are the privacy benefits of listening to podcasts over streaming music?
I enjoy hearing about other people's experience within AmeriCorps, we all seem to adopt different coping mechanisms, however subtle. It's difficult for me to confront the feeling of being unneeded during the service, especially with so many larger circumstances/institutions controlling the infrastructure of the setting before having even entered it--as you've mentioned.
I'd have to agree with your best friend, it is a muscle. I try and force myself to get through the more difficult spots, and suppress my flight instinct (that seems to switch on more than I have the time for) to more manageable levels. My solution always seems to be to go through the motions and let my emotions seep in later; the only problem I run into is during times when even going that far is too demanding a feat. I wish your friend all the luck by the way, as I'm sure she's dealing with and managing a colorful mix personalities.
In terms of dealing with it, I think you're right. I reached out and got to speak with my supervisor this morning about changing some things around in order for me to be able to look forward to carrying on with my work. They're fairly simple things too, just so damn hard to ask for, precisely because they seem to be so....sentimental. It's an awkward situation, to ask for appreciation. Especially when in the back of my mind I think that maybe no one is appreciating my work because in fact, I'm not doing good work.
This was a good read; thank you
'Classes and lessons' are not the things creating racial biases or causing society to marginalize racial minorities in this country.
In order to move past something, you confront it. You deconstruct, and analyze, and make art about it and shit. Anyone who has gone through anything mildly traumatic will tell you that. You don't bury it and hope that with time, it will disappear. To apply this dead logic to something as complex and nuanced as racial relations in this country is...beyond stupid
- The argument is that future policy should focus not on education about the differences or hardships that black people face
Why the hell not? We are going to deny reality in lieu of preaching the false notion that we all look around and view one another as peers on equal standing? Minimize the hardships black people face in order to make more room for perpetuating a lie that says society is set up in a way that favors them as much as their white neighbor?
- Even as we all accept black people accept more hardships, we will still continue to look at them as if they are different, as if they are a group not a part of the national whole.
...this is kind of the point. You don't change that disparity by denying it. You confront it.
This article is such bullshit.
Arguing that increased consciousness of racial disparity undermines the goal of equality makes little sense, as though we'll somehow creep up on improved racial relations by encouraging ignorance and complacency instead of educating people on the histories of racial minorities.
- On a campus, this means that increasing the number of black students and professors could, in theory, improve race relations, but such benefits are unlikely when accompanied by microaggression training and other measures that magnify racial consciousness and conflict.
...so, the solution is integration with an emphasis on turning a blind eye to 'racial consciousness and conflict'? God forbid people be aware of the very real racial disparities that people face every day in this country, the so-called 'racial consciousness and conflict' that is tangible in the daily lives of many. Because it makes you uncomfortable that people may become more aware of the ways in which they are systematically oppressed? Because you think it will lead to aggression--but not the kind you are used to, i.e. the kind that enforces the agendas of these 'elite' institutions--but rather the aggression of racial minorities, who, ideally , wouldn't be educated enough to challenge their agendas anyway?