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The “Illusion of Knowing” and other ways technological innovation is affecting our values

Blue feed/red feed, courtesy of the Washington Post graphics (http://graphics.wsj.com/blue-feed-red-feed/) Of the many things that this election has highlighted – of which many, more qualified voices than mine have discussed, such as the impact of our words and racism in America – one that I did not consider until recently was the impact of technological…

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Triggered! Why we need trigger warnings to engage in inclusive and constructive conversation

Trigger Warnings for brief mentions of: abuse and eating disorders I feel as though there is a fundamental misunderstanding on what trigger/trigger warning is. “Stop censuring us!” people cry, “You can’t hide in your safe space forever, you have to face the real world!”. These statements always make me laugh because triggers/trigger warnings have nothing at…

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Free to be Me: Growing Up Multiracial in America

(Photo Source: http://aas340olspring2013.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-identity-crisis-of-multiracial.html) “What are you exactly?” Ahh. The all too familiar question I receive either from complete strangers or from friends who finally feel like they’ve known me long enough ask. To answer that exact question, I’m just like everyone else. I’m human! But I’ve learned that when someone asks me this, I should…