Homogeneous Thought in the Quest for Diversity

One can only imagine the wave of diversity trainings, unconscious bias seminars, and harassment workshops that is sweeping the corporate world right now.  No doubt dozens of listless workers across the country are shuffling into dismal conference rooms and planting themselves around long rectangular tables in order to listen to a middle aged traveling-salesman-type trainer…

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Mark Zuckerberg: Defender of Bad Ideas

While the world turns its back on Mark Zuckerberg — the man who gave them life as they know it, the man who revolutionized society and our relationships, the man who built the platform on which most of us spend hours a day — I embrace him.  The man has been the focus of two…

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The Freedom to Ignore

The right to speak freely does not guarantee you a platform; the right to speak freely does not mean I have to help you speak; the right to speak freely does not mean that I have to listen. Recently, a high school valedictorian had their mic cut off during their commencement speech after they broached…

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Me Too (but not you)

There are a few things happening within the MeToo movement that are worth talking about. What the movement gets right To start, women are rightly voicing their concerns about their overall treatment in society and what they see as cases of misogyny and patriarchy at play.  I say rightly here because I believe there is…

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Thoughts on Evergreen

Much was said about the events at Evergreen State, but what I can’t help but notice, and what could bear repeating, was the irony of the whole situation, which I see as being threefold. The impetus for this backlash, if you’ll recall, was an email from a liberal professor, Bret Weinstein, stating that he was…

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Responding to Accusations of Sexual Assault

It cannot be overstated that the lines between sexual assault, harassment, and flirtation have become increasingly blurry.  We are in the process of redefining what is appropriate behavior towards members of the opposite sex, and exactly how, and in what way, power dynamics should affect those behaviors. The Harvey Weinstein story has brought to light…

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