Did you know that there is currently one privately-funded program being run in California’s Silicon Valley that gives “unconditional” payments to Oakland residents?
Now, let me ask you. Have you ever tried to rewrite one of the stories found in history books from different points of view? Or with alternate “endings”?
Discussing Monday’s debate with my college students was not anyone’s cup of tea. But we did it. And we actually came to agree on one thing.
With the recent events of the Orlando Massacre, I can’t help to think back to how Hitler became the prejudiced human he was. I catch myself picturing how he developed into the monstrosity he turned out to be.
The amount of information coming from all directions makes it possible to confuse reality with the simulacra created by the media. This blurring goes unnoticed by the media consumer.
We ought to devote time to partake on talking about issues inside and outside our personal interests and viewpoints; being open to molding and transforming our research methods and resisting submissive and conformist postures
In the 1860’s, working people mobilized speaking loud and clear in favor of an 8-hour work day without a cut in pay – claimed by the working people themselves without the support or consent of the employers.
What if we speak up in favor of education? What if we freely nurture the skills that will allow us all to see how each person’s individual troubles and the larger economic and political context are pieced together?
Historical research continues to show that physical variations in the human species do not have any meaning apart from the social one we humans put on them.
When the self-righteousness with which we allow ourselves to be carried along crowns the influences undertaken, let’s remember that “air is no less heavy because we do not detect its weight.”