Going to college isn’t wrong. Going to college at any cost? That’s wrong.
By Washington Post personal-finance columnist Michelle Singletary, speaking at our Generations in the Next America event at the Newseum this morning. (via pewresearch)
Do you ever stop and think about how your college degree will look to future employers? As it turns out, when it comes to picking a major, not all disciplines are equal in the eyes of hiring managers. Read on for the inside scoop on degrees employers love, and love to hate.
Please stop hating on the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions—times when the diversity of life on Earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out large dinosaurs. And this time, the cataclysm is us.
In our latest podcast, hear from Elizabeth Kolbert, author of the new book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, and Michael Novacek, senior vice president and provost of science at the American Museum of Natural History, as they discuss the process of extinction—and the role humanity plays in it.
Dorian: You were designed to bond with people. That’s what you were developed to do. To notice when they’re there. That also means you notice when they’re not there. That’s why you want to see her. That’s what you’re feeling.
But this is everything that Black people deal with in real life. Whiteness refuses to acknowledge the humanity, that Black bodies, occupy. I don’t know how to really feel that a lot of folks watching this show aren’t grasping the racial overtones going on in this show. This is beyond about being human, and is very much about race and your humanity existing. I like to think that the creators purposely made Dorian a Black character as to play on the whole allegory of Black people not being seen as people in real life. However it bothers me though that a lot of the fandom will not grasp that, and by not doing so it erases the context that the show is based in. This particular scene is showing a Black Woman and a Black Man both acknowledging their humanity to one another, when Whiteness denies it. In this episode this Black Woman was also a sex worker which adds on the layer of discussing humanity, and oppression. Understanding the context of Black Women who are hypersexualized, and desexualized at the same time, while also being sexually repressed, and dealing with racialized misogyny as well as misogynoir, John’s words of “Who owns you, where were you made.” Has way more ramifications of disturbing context of her just being a Robot. Its more than just being creepy, it’s more than just being robots who want humanity, it’s about sociocultural context that Black People especially Black Women struggle with their humanity being acknowledged. I see this gifset alot, and this context gets lost, the race based context gets lost, and erased within this fandom and it’s crucial that it doesn’t.