Post Tagged with: "inequality"

Author Criticizes Elitist Institutions for Encouraging Wealth Inequality

Institutionalized economic inequality remains prevalent in society despite increased funding for social improvement, author Anand Giridharadas said at an event in Copley Formal Lounge on Wednesday hosted by the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation. Giridharadas spoke about his third and latest book, “Winners Take All: The Elite Charade[Read More…]

by September 20, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FRAME OF REFERENCE: The Role of Art in Today’s Divisive Culture

FRAME OF REFERENCE: The Role of Art in Today’s Divisive Culture

Since its birth, the United States has valued certain demographics over others. The resulting systemic biases continue to color the fabric of our society. In the United States, the deeply rooted belief that we are not all created equal affects politics, the legal system, educational opportunities, housing, access to healthcare[Read More…]

by September 2, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
OSIBAJO & BAH: The Myth of the American Dream

OSIBAJO & BAH: The Myth of the American Dream

It the turn of the 20th century, the notion of “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps” infiltrated American ideology. Because of men like Horatio Alger, who wrote novels on achieving this great social advancement and popularized the rags-to-riches narrative, the United States became a mass consumer of the “self-made man.”[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Save The Fading Dialogue

Federal Bureau of Investigation Agency Director James Comey spoke at Gaston Hall last Thursday on the relationship between law enforcement and race, noting that national dialogue on this issue has unfortunately faded in recent events. This speech, which was covered heavily by news outlets such as The New York Times,[Read More…]

by February 19, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Wage Disparity Highlights Inequality

Washington, D.C.’s pervasive inequality manifests itself primarily in income and educational gaps, according to a series of reports released over the past few weeks. A report analyzing the financial recovery since the recession released by the Fiscal Policy Institute Jan. 29 found that the wage gap in D.C. is at[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Author and columnist Nicholas Kristof, the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, spoke on human rights and global inequalities Sunday.

Kristof Addresses Human Rights, Inequalities

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Nicholas Kristof spoke to Georgetown students Sunday about his new book, “A Path Appears,” and his experiences with human rights and political issues plaguing our world today. The event, sponsored by the Lecture Fund, took place in the Intercultural Center Auditorium, drawing an audience of[Read More…]

by September 30, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
Vague on Vogue

Vague on Vogue

For most people, Vogue magazine conjures up images of glossy, glamorous models in outlandish outfits slapped with tags like “couture” and “chic.” It does not typically bring up thoughts of Hillary Clinton, the stoic, intellectual, pant-suited, seeming-antithesis to the fashionable fluff of such a publication. However, the two are very[Read More…]

by June 2, 2014 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Journalist Tracie McMillan has extensively investigated and written about the implications of limited food availability in impoverished neighborhoods.

Food Inequality Uncovered

When journalist Tracie McMillan set out to write about poverty through the lens of hunger, she had no idea that her ideas would spark a national debate on the relationship between food and class in America. In her widely acclaimed book, “The American Way of Eating,” McMillan argues that fresh[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide
Occupy Movement Makes Camp at GU

Occupy Movement Makes Camp at GU

When about a dozen Occupy protesters settled in D.C.’sMacPherson Square Oct. 1, it seemed that they had appeared overnight. But Michael Kazin, a history professor at Georgetown, believes that the movement was fated. “There’s been a long critique for decades now about income inequality,” he said. “[The movement] was inevitable.” Seven months[Read More…]

by April 27, 2012 0 comments News

Inequality Stats Miss Big Picture

In a recent issue of The Hoya, Brian Shaud argued that rising income inequality in the United States has exacerbated a number of social ills and threatens to destroy the promise of the American Dream (“The Growing Wealth Gap,” A3, Feb. 6, 2012). Liberals are missing the point when it comes to inequality.[Read More…]

by February 27, 2012 0 comments Opinion