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For Students Who Grew Up Poor, An Elite Campus Can Seem Like a Sea of Wealth and Snobbery

Posted by on Aug 24, 2019 on quillette.com

“Where are the other poor black kids?” This is the first question I remember asking myself, a chubby freshman with my hair in cornrows,...

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NARRATED: What They Don’t Teach You at the University of Washington’s Ed School

Posted by on Aug 23, 2019 on quillette.com

Greg Ellis reads What They Don’t Teach You at the University of Washington’s Ed School, Nick Wilson’s account of spending a year at what...

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PODCAST 50: Nadim Kobeissi Discusses Facebook’s Coming Cryptocurrency

Posted by on Aug 23, 2019 on quillette.com

Nadim Kobeissi, a professor at NYU and director of a cryptography consulting firm, tells Jonathan Kay about the risks posed by Libra,...

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Why White Privilege Is Wrong—Part 1

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 on quillette.com

“White privilege” is a term often invoked as a causal explanation for the success of whites relative to other groups. But the problem with...

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Facebook Already Controls Our Information. Don’t Let It Control Our Commerce

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 on quillette.com

Not a month has gone by in recent years without yet another unsettling exposé of Facebook’s content-moderation policies and corporate...

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