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Elitism

Help Wanted, Now Hiring -- Leader of the United States

Robert Hall | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics
Robert Hall

Democracy is a relational form of government. True Relational Leadership aspires to navigate this country to its unifying destiny not its leaders' polarizing re-election. Hiring our next leader starts with selecting a WHO that will lead us together to WHAT.

CNBC's Jim Cramer: Make Money, Don't Moralize

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Once a nation turns its back on a resolute determination to cultivate moral deservedness, political and financial superintendency passes to those who gain power illegitimately--a fact described eloquently by President Theodore Roosevelt.

The Elite's Politics Are Squelching Everyone Else's Right to Culture

Jon Wisman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Jon Wisman

This heist by the rich has finally drawn the attention of the media, academics and politicians. But the fact that their politics is also taking away the non-elite's access to culture has barely drawn notice.

The Rich Kids Of Snapchat Will Make You Cringe

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.03.2014 | College

Just when we thought we'd seen the worst of "rich millenials gone wild" on Instagram, they've taken over another social media platform: Snapchat. T...

The Case for Underrepresented Students at Predominately White Institutions

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Ernest Owens

I wanted to continue the legacy of brave students of color who proved that we are just as smart and deserving, if not more, than those elite and privileged that for many years dominated these institutions.

Why We Should Thank the 'Princeton Mom'

Nia Hamm | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Nia Hamm

As a young, professional, 20-something who has spent my adult years focused on my own career goals while fumbling parts of my personal and professional life along the way, one thing I've learned is that at some point women, and particularly career oriented women, need to be very honest about what they want both in their professional and personal lives.

Elitism and the Real Face of Conservatism

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

The elitism of the right wing -- personified by Tom Perkins and his "system" -- makes me sick. More than that, it makes me angry, and anger is a powerful motivator. We have to understand what progressivism is up against.

I Refuse to Address Any Doctor as "Doctor"

Galanty Miller | Posted 04.21.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Doctors are just regular people doing a job. And as in any occupation, most regular people are pretty incompetent. Heck, my stock broker wants me to invest in the Mariah Carey Glitter sequel.

Standing on Political and Religious Principle -- That Doesn't Stand on Us

Robert Hall | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Robert Hall

It is high time to stand on the principle of relationship -- loving what unites us more than we hate what divides us.

Tunnelvision of the Elites

Rebecca Juro | Posted 11.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

I'm a regular viewer of "All in with Chris Hayes" and I was equally loyal during his stint on "Up...". In all that time, I've never seen either a trans guest or a story that's directly relevant to the trans community appear on his shows.

Harvard Is Nicer Than My Suburban Preschool

Lindsay San Giacomo | Posted 09.16.2013 | Parents
Lindsay San Giacomo

I want to find a school that teaches my kid, even more than his ABC's, how to be compassionate and considerate of other people. Can I expect that from a school that so clearly believes it's better than its potential students?

In the Wake of Trayvon Martin: A Paranoid Artist Mom's Internal Dialogue With Her Son

Jade Simmons | Posted 09.16.2013 | Black Voices
Jade Simmons

What will we do with you? You will be tall and dashing, I can tell, but I fear that on a rainy night dressed in a hoodie this will cause you some issues. So how do I shelter you from a fate sealed by ignorant misunderstanding and prejudiced overreaction?

What Women in Texas and South India Have in Common

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

Little did I know that our conversation about patriarchy and women's rights and the parallels between her rural impoverished part of South India and my home state of Texas would ring so true when Senator Wendy Davis stood for half a day to filibuster for women's right to choose

Paul Ryan: Progressivism Is 'Arrogant And Condescending'

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) belittled progressives during a speech at the conservative American Enterprise Institute on Wednesday. “Progressivism is ...

American Girl: How Radical Can a $105 Doll Be?

Molly Rosner | Posted 06.26.2013 | Women
Molly Rosner

American Girls, as spunky and courageous as they might have been in the plots of their books, were hardly radical. Their characters often came from privilege and learned about the "other" -- Native American friend, child laborer -- through some sort of friendly contact.

Susan Patton and the Divorce Class War

Amira Young | Posted 06.09.2013 | Divorce
Amira Young

Susan Patton set up a class war with her piece: Princeton graduates vs. the rest of the world. In truth, the class war in divorce and marriage isn't in the university you attend. It's in the company you keep and where you want to go in your life.

This Year's Iconic Boat Race Unmarred by Controversy

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 06.01.2013 | Sports
Capt. Trevor Greene

The Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race has been fiercely contested on the River Thames since 1829. Both crews have sunk on the course and in 2003, Oxford won by one foot. The crews rowed to a dead heat in 1877. This year, Oxford won by a length and a half.

Old White Guys

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Frankly, the most important part of this affair is that it's another reminder of why the troupe of old men playing pajama dress up, known as the "Tea Party", are so perpetually angry.

Obama and Reagan in Dialogue

Annabel Park | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Annabel Park

I do think Obama was responding to Reagan's vision, but not to tell Reagan that he was wrong, but to tell some of his Republican disciples of today who use Reagan's words and legacy that this version of America has become outdated.

Opportunity, Liberty and College

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 08.21.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

One size doesn't fit all. There are many paths to individual economic success. Not all include a college education. A rush for credentials of any kind can concentrate the social, economic and political power of our nation into the hands of a very few.

My Struggles With Anti-Intellectualism

Paul Stoller | Posted 07.08.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

"Can do" pragmatism was the fuel of America prosperity. But that pragmatism was reinforced with an abiding respect for knowledge and critical thinking. It's hard to do anything in a place devoid of new ideas, a place where dreamers are discouraged from dreaming.

Elitism in American Energy Decisions

Michael Greenberg | Posted 06.23.2012 | Teen
Michael Greenberg

Cultural elitism is unfortunately still a prevalent force, and Keystone XL is just one example out of many of America disrespecting less-developed parts of the world to meet its hunger for power.

Are You An Elitist For Judging The Moms On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'?

Babble.com | Posted 06.11.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

I'm well aware that my judging the pageant moms is hypocritical. After all, I watch the show. But is it classist?

Hobnobbing With Hobgoblins

Arnie Reisman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Comedy
Arnie Reisman

Conservatives want government out of their lives but they want it to say who should marry whom, what you can or cannot do with your body, when life begins and whether or not you should have health care. This reveals a national trait: Americans have a love-hate relationship with consistency.

Leaked Copy of Romney's Ohio Speech Surfaces

Gilbert King | Posted 05.02.2012 | Comedy
Gilbert King

Trust me, if it weren't for the Constitution, firing President Obama would be easy as sailing a multihull catamaran in Christmas winds off Tortola, as we like to say around the Romney household.