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What Second Graders Can Teach Us About Inequality


What Second Graders Can Teach Us About Inequality

Valerie Wilson

Two of the most widely cited statistics on inequities within the American labor market are that the average woman earns just 79 cents for every dollar earned by a man, and that the black unemployment rate is typically double that of whites.


The world would be a much better place if we all got in touch with our inner child on a regular basis.


As usual, an article speaks in terms of specific prejudices and what they cost society as well as those “done unto,” and those who have posted have made sure to keep race and gender invisible.

By clouding sexism and racism under the guise of some universally consistent generalities about human nature, posters such as these argue for the status quo.

They’re doing precisely what the article recommends not to do: keep the Truth under cloak and subterfuge.


Tell me, why in every ‘culture’ throughout history has there been the human effort to articulate aspects of and align with the unseen?


Life if unfair, but we still ought to try to be fair to everyone, and as much as possible generous to those less fortunate than ourselves. It is NOT easy by a long shot, but still, we ought to try to live up to the golden rule of “do unto others as you would like others to do unto you.”


Discrimination is normal animal behavior? What is it with the animal behavior stuff? Wait a minute…were you caught sh*tting in the woods again. How foolish, andy. You really should be more…you know…discriminating. Now you probably want to say we all do it. Something like “…if we are all guilty then nobody’s guilty.” But we don’t all do that, andy. No we don’t. Yes, it does seem so unfair, doesn’t it, andy. Life…foolishness…the woods…trolls…