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Thank you Nicholas Kristof for telling real truth

September 2, 2014
Nick Kristof in the Green Room

The dialogue on race in America is finally starting to shift a little bit. I understand that as a white person, it’s my job to use my position to speak directly to other white people, who end up being more patient and kind with me (even when I’m telling them how much racism is in their words) than they are to people of color who say the same things. It’s safer for us to talk to other white people. If…

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My privilege is showing.

July 13, 2011

What I am about to write is important to me, and I think it’s very important to my blog for me to take note of my biases, my privileges, my experiences. I live with scientists, and have been posing the question to them recently: does your personal experience, your bias, your privileges, your experience, do these things factor into how you interpret or accept new data?” This is important to the field of science. And, turning it inwards, I note:…

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