Content tagged with "social-justice"

Embedded Racial Bias
January 4, 2015

Racial Bias, Even When We Have Good Intentions: A good (bad?) rollup of studies which show that embedded, perhaps subconscious racism is alive and well. Lots more in the article, including some...

Feeding Children in Mali
December 26, 2015

I read a book recently called Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts–Becoming the Person You Want to Be. The book was just okay, but it contained a chilling story that I don’t want to forget. The book...

The High Cost of Being Poor
May 21, 2009

A sobering summary of how hard it is to be poor, and why it’s so hard to break out of poverty. You don’t have a car to get to a supermarket, much less to Costco or Trader Joe’s, where the middle class...

The (Original) Problems of Haiti
January 15, 2010

I’m more than a little amazed that I stumbled on this article. A divided island: the forces working against Haiti: For years, I have wondered about this very question: why has the Dominican Republic...

Political Representation Among the Lower Class
August 28, 2011

Economic Inequality and Political Representation: Here’s some light reading for the weekend. I examine the differential responsiveness of U.S. senators to the preferences of wealthy, middleclass, and...

Solving the Working Poor
April 15, 2006

Improving the plight of the working poor can be a trickier problem than you think.

The State of Aid in Africa
April 4, 2009

Foreign aid sometimes backfires and makes things worse over the long term.

The Stupidity of the Rooney Rule
January 4, 2011

The NFL’s Rooney Rule is ridiculous. It says that teams have to interview minority coaches for open coaching positions. This leads to ridiculous situations like this: Another indicator [that the 49ers...

Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack
January 22, 2012

Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack (PDF): If you see left-wing conspiracies everywhere, then best to stay far away from this essay. it’s a discussion about the generally unacknowledged racial privilege...

When the Majority Feels Oppressed
March 5, 2011

Here are two things I’ve learned: I’ve wondered about this phenomenon for a long time, and I’ve come to this conclusion: it’s considered somehow inappropriate for a majority to campaign for their...