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Meritocracy

Meritocracy

Why the ideal of meritocracy only deepens inequality

Harvard professor Michael Sandel argues the Western world has 'outsourced our moral judgment to markets' and wrongly assumed that 'the money people make is the measure of their contribution to the common good' If the Western world has a unifying social concept any longer, it’s the ideal of meritocracy, of…
bubmag
September 16, 2020
Meritocracy

The End of the University

Since coming down south to be closer to family, I’ve taken many walks around the University of North Carolina’s Greensboro campus, where my father works as a professor of chemistry. I arrived not long before spring classes were moved online and the vast majority of students decamped for home. The…
bubmag
September 8, 2020
Meritocracy

The Willful Blindness of Reactionary Liberalism

It was always a given that 2020 would be a year to remember. Even so, it continues to surprise. It seems likely that June will go down as one of the pivotal months of our political era, a period when our streets, our press, and some of our major institutions…
bubmag
July 6, 2020
Meritocracy

Bringing Up ‘Black on Black’ Crime Is Racist

Whenever there are protests and riots sparked from police kill unarmed black men, women and children, different recurrent discourses come up. One rebuttal against the movement for black lives is “black on black crime.” The logic goes something along the lines of “black people protest and riot when a police…
bubmag
June 24, 2020