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Dismissing people only fuels anger

Dismissing people only fuels anger

April 22, 2018

After years of controversy, the Texas State Board of Education unanimously agreed to adopt a high school Mexican-American studies course, but then nine members voted to change its name from “Mexican-American Studies” to “Ethnic Studies: An Overview of Americans of Mexican Descent.”  While this might appear rather innocuous, the decision speaks to a much deeper […]

Inspire me

Inspire me

March 25, 2018

Imagine all of the exchanges that are taking place at any given moment around the globe as countless thoughts are shared in-person, over the phone, and online.  How many do you estimate are truly meaningful to the people having them?  I know, what constitutes “meaningful” is totally subjective.  Also, the emotional or social gravity will […]

Intuition or reason?

Intuition or reason?

March 18, 2018

A colleague and I enrolled in a continuing education class at Rice University called Democracy and Disagreement this semester as an extension of our work with the Center for Civic Engagement.  Part of what attracted me to it is Dr. Elizabeth Barre’s interdisciplinary approach, which encompasses other important fields such as psychology and biology.  One […]