No, human excellence.
Let’s talk about set theory! In mathematical logic, we have a subfield called “set theory” where we study how items are collected into groups.
Providing a sort of logical bedrock, set theory informs foundational mathematics and computer science, among other fields, and continues to be a topic of mathematical research.
Sound too esoteric? Okay, you’re familiar with Venn diagrams, right? Venn diagrams are an example of basic set theory.
And you know how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? There we go, more set theory.
So, Black people are group within the larger group humans, i.e. all Black people are humans, BUT not all humans are Black people.
As you can see in the photograph above, Keven Stonewall, the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer, is Black. Keven Stonewall’s membership in other groups such as humans, Chicagoans and teenagers occurs simultaneously; consider “Chicago teen.”Why do we say “square” when we could say “rectangle”? Because “square” conveys useful information,including “rectangle”—as well as a refinement.
When we say Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence, we mean Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence.
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We're not going to make it federally mandatory for people to get paid a wage they can actually live off of
If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day
And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem
In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free
If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education
Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable and white people
And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job
The parent who is working 16 hours a day
The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”
"Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.
"B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."
"That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."
(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)
This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.
As the sound of the playgrounds faded, the despair set in. Very odd, what happens in a world without children’s voices.
One of my absolute favorite movies
I was all set to be snarky about this, but I think Neil did well enough on his own.
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s smash album, "Smooth Cosmos"
Track 1- Your Heavenly Body (My Telescope)
Track 2 — Carbon Dating
Track 3 - It Was Written in the Stars
Track 4 - The Evolution of You and Me (track length: 7 million years)Track 5 - My World Revolves Around You