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Meritocracy

The fine print of business family successions

SynopsisThese days, business families are including their daughters in the family businesses. Yet on careful observation, one notices that the son is given responsibility for “outside” jobs such as production and sales, the jobs that take you to the factory and the market. These days, business families are including their…
bubmag
July 9, 2021
Meritocracy

The History of Locker-Room Talk

When I first posted on social media about my new book, Father Figure: How to Be a Feminist Dad, some of my friends were confused. One commented, “I don’t understand; do you hate men?” Another said, “I feel bad for your sons.” It turns out that many people—even some in…
bubmag
June 16, 2021
Meritocracy

American Medical Association Puts Critical Race Theory Above All

The American Medical Association, the largest organization representing physicians and medical students across the nation, says it will replace meritocracy with “racial justice.”  In simpler terms, the American Medical Association is now embracing critical race theory.  On Tuesday, the association released an 86-page three-year roadmap outlining how the group will…
bubmag
May 14, 2021
Meritocracy

Why A New Nigeria Is Impossible By Bayo Oluwasanmi

After nearly 61 years of independence, Nigeria continues to grope in the dark with no ray of hope that things will get better. Indeed, things are getting worse by the day. Out of this hopelessness grew the desire and determination for oppressed and marginalized Yoruba and Igbo to fight for…
bubmag
March 27, 2021
Meritocracy

Sports’ unequal playing field

Sports are often sold as the great equalizer. Yet time and again, the sports meritocracy is proven to be a myth. Why it matters: In theory, sports are an escape. In reality, they are a mirror — often perpetuating the most unjust aspects of society. "We tend to think of…
bubmag
March 20, 2021
Meritocracy

What Comes After Meritocracy?

What comes after meritocracy? February 23, 2021 Last spring, Representative James Clyburn of South Carolina explained why, at a pivotal moment in the Democratic primaries, he endorsed Joe Biden for president: “Our problem, it seems to me, is too many candidates spend time trying to let people know how smart…
bubmag
February 23, 2021
Meritocracy

A Nightingale Sang In Barbarella’s: Stewart Lee, Michael Cumming Interviewed

Have you ever heard of The Nightingales? No? Well, that situation needs swiftly rectifying, reckons Stewart Lee, the splendid stand-up, sometime Sunday-paper album reviewer and recent number- one-hitmaker (with Asian Dub Foundation). Now he’s also a rock-documentarian, alongside old colleague Michael Cumming, best known for directing bravura comedies like Brass…
bubmag
February 19, 2021
Meritocracy

The Entire Republican Party Is on Trial

The choice ahead for the 50 Senate Republicans is stark. In the words of that old labor song, “Which side are you on?” In their masterful and, at times, heartbreaking presentation, the House impeachment managers asked Senate Republicans a simple question: Will you side with Mike Pence, the Capitol Police,…
bubmag
February 11, 2021
Meritocracy

How the GOP Fell in Love With Cancel Culture

In the aftermath of the pro-Trump riots that left five dead at the United States Capitol, Republicans have focused on the real problem: cancel culture. Citing the president’s removal from just about every social media app in existence and the scores of companies announcing they would no longer do business…
bubmag
January 15, 2021