Tag Archives: Privilege

Of Tokenism

I’m not even half-way into this program and there’s already talk of bringing me back next year as a TA. I suppose I should be flattered, but really, given the circumstances, I feel awkward more than anything else. You see, … Continue reading

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On The Loss of Privilege

My good friend is a PhD student in experimental particle physics. Up until a few months ago, he was participating in the SuperB collaboration, centrally based out of Italy. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing economic crisis in Europe, his project … Continue reading

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Can We Please Put A Stop To This?

So it’s only two days left to go until the US Presidential election, and of course as a foreign national, it is not my place to suggest whom Americans should vote for.* But with the last few hours literally ticking … Continue reading

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Because Sometimes, It’s Important to Just Take A Moment To Sit Back and Think About Such Things

As I sit here writing this, there are mainstream political parties in advanced, first-world democracies who openly view my fundamental Human rights as being negotiable. There are entire mainstream religious groups who believe it is my richly-deserved fate to spend … Continue reading

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On the Nature of Privilege

I submit for your consideration the following facts, dear readers: That “privilege,” in the sociological sense of unearned advantages conferred upon individuals as a result of their race, sex, class, creed, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, and so forth, exists. … Continue reading

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Sorry Excuses

I have recently quarelled with an old teacher of mine (well, assistant high-school art teacher for half a term, but nevertheless) about autism. You see, she posted a link to a recent Nature of Things documentary presenting the theory that … Continue reading

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