What I know now // 21

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In the midst of the turmoil that is grad life, I still will share the things I’m learning with you.




  • In 3 Minutes, This Video Will Completely Change the Way You Think About Race. Well, I don’t know if that’s true, but it’s a good movie. It’s about the actually scientific about race (spoiler: we’re all the same).
  • Donating A Single Rollerblade Is Not Going To Help Disaster Victims (via NPR). Another great article about what kind of donations really make a difference and how we should be approaching helping others. It’s great that we want to give, but it shouldn’t be our trash or even things that are great but they can’t even use (because they don’t have the technology to support it, etc). We need to ask people what they need to be the most help.
  • Batman (via This American Life). Oh my goodness guys. This was such a good episode! It challenges how we treat disabled people as a society as people incapable of doing certain things. That its a social construct. It centers around the story of this one blind person who was never told he what he could or couldn’t do and so is completely comfortable moving around in the world without assistance. He can ride a bike, go hiking, and climb trees. He uses echo location. Instead of me describing the whole piece you should take a listen :).
  • What Happens When You Tell People You’re Reading Only Women? This was a really interesting article about a project that a woman named Lillt Marcus did where she only read novels by women authors for a year and her reflection to people’s reaction to it. Depending on where you stand on the issue, it might seem a little silly, but it’s kind of a trail of showing your value through your actions. We value the voice, thoughts, and perspectives of women we could support them. The last female author I read was Mary Roach. This article also led me to this alarming article that cites that about 25% of americans didn’t read a single book last year!!
  • The Most Entitled Generation Isn’t Millennials (via Business Insider). I know this article kind of sounds like it’s going to whiny, but it makes a compelling case for how we’re already paying for the self-serving attitudes of the our previous generation on our economy and our environment.



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