With any struggle against an oppressive system, when a movement becomes so loud that it can no longer be ignored, the institution in power will try to pacify the protesters with symbolic concessions rather than real change
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Protests continue around the world against racism and, in particular, police brutality there has been a new avenue of rebellion: tearing down statues. The first wave to come down focused on notable idiot explorer, slave driver, genocider, and man who never set foot on United States soil nor figured out he wasn’t actually in India: Christopher Columbus.
Undergraduate students hear “what are you going to do with that degree” and the answer I always had was “whatever I want.” Because while a business degree ensures you can get any lower-tier job you want at a franchise somewhere, humanities degrees teach you much more valuable skills
I had a couple of friends over and we watched the Darren Aronofsky’s 2010 hit, Black Swan. Apart from earning him a Best Picture nomination and Natalie Portman her only (and well deserved) Oscar, there was something even more excited about this movie that I had forgotten: it’s short.
We are experiencing a slow-moving extinction-level event that gathers speed every year, and while people all over the world are dedicating their lives to this cause, the deadline to turn the ship around is ever creeping closer. Whether you call it “global warming,” “climate change,” or anything else, this is an emergency on a global scale, which everyone seems to recognize outside of the most powerful country in the world