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This blog is a safe space by, and for, people of color where they can share their experiences with everyday, subtle racism, or racial microaggressions.
Our main goal is to help people of color feel supported and validated in dealing with this insidious form of racism. We know how incredibly frustrating it is to have people doubt our experiences, so please be assured that you will always be believed here. No exceptions.
White people are welcome to follow and learn what subtle racism can look like and avoid doing it themselves, and stand up against it as allies.
These tweets from @OfRedAndBlue are very important.
RIGHT!!!?!?? like we’re not playing a theoretical game here, we’re talking about people’s LIVES
Gosh, look how he moves in the rope. Look how his muscles are constrained.
They also tend to have worse handwriting because they try to write as fast as they think.
If you need me I’ll be in the bath watching lava on my television
Whoa, it works:
THIS IS REVOLUTIONARY
A new study suggests that employers consider a for-profit degree equivalent to no college at all.
By Lisa Wade, PhD
Holding a college degree, it is widely assumed, improves the likelihood that a person will be successful in the labor market. This maxim draws individuals into college across the class spectrum and aspiring students who are low-income or non-white may find themselves enrolled at a for-profit college.
For profit colleges have been getting slammed for their high prices, low bars, and atrocious graduation rates. Now we have another reason to worry that these institutions are doing more harm than good.
Economist Rajeev Darolia and his colleagues sent out 8,914 fictitious resumes and waited to see if they received a response. They were interested in whether attending a for-profit college actually enhanced job opportunities, as ads for such schools claim, so they varied the level of education on the resumes and whether the applicant attended a for-profit or community college.
It turns out that employers evaluate applicants who attended two-year community colleges and those who attended for-profit colleges about equally. Community colleges, in other words, open just as many doors to possibility as for-profit ones.
Darolia and his colleagues then tested whether employers displayed a preference for applicants who went to for-profit colleges versus applicants with no college at all. They didn’t. Employers treated people with high school diplomas and coursework at for-profit colleges equivalently.
Being economists, they staidly conclude that enrolling in a for-profit college is a bad investment.
Someone´s happy that the snow finally came!