Post Tagged with: "privilege"

EDITORIAL: Expel Frauds, Recognize Privilege in Admissions

On March 12, the United States Department of Justice charged 50 people across eight universities in the largest college admissions scam in history. Five Georgetown University parents and two current students were implicated in the indictment, shocking and breaching the trust of the university community. These two students were complicit[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 3 comments Editorial, Opinion
BIGGIO: Dialogue Without Disclaimers

BIGGIO: Dialogue Without Disclaimers

Extremely sensitive, pathetically coddled, and excessively concerned with social justice vernacular — you need only spare a passing glance at the internet to know that these descriptions represent some of the most persistent characterizations of young people, specifically college students, in 2019. While the media and various problematic uncles often[Read More…]

by March 7, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Recognize Privilege in Safety

I have enjoyed reading Hannah Urtz’s (SFS ’20) column over the course of the semester. Yet I was disappointed that her recent article on Western privilege in the Middle East lacked sensitivity to the security threats that face Israelis — and enough awareness of the author’s own privilege as a[Read More…]

by December 13, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
URTZ: Privilege Obscures Travel Realities

URTZ: Privilege Obscures Travel Realities

Over the course of my semester in the Middle East, I have been treated with graciousness and hospitality at nearly every turn. This treatment has not been sparked by my charming disposition: Being an American has conferred inherent privilege upon me as I travel abroad. Recognizing the advantages Westerners have[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
RYAN BAE FOR THE HOYA
Educational reform advocate Cathy Davidson argued for a new model of teaching that recognizes privilege in elite institutions and teaches students to recognize disparities around them.

Education Reformist Calls for New Teaching Model

All Georgetown students have benefited from rare good fortune that enables them to attend an elite institution, educational reform advocate, professor and author Cathy Davidson argued at a Riggs Library discussion Wednesday. “Whether you were lucky enough to be born with affluent parents or parents that believed in education and[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News
VIEWPOINT: Sacrificing for the Global Family

VIEWPOINT: Sacrificing for the Global Family

Until this February, the world went six years without a declaration of famine. Now, 20 million people in Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen face starvation, including 1.4 million children at risk of imminent death from severe acute malnutrition, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund. Despite its frequent, more[Read More…]

by April 27, 2017 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KARNA: Deconstruct Hidden Privilege

KARNA: Deconstruct Hidden Privilege

“Hey. I’ll pay you $2 if you can play at least one song by a black person,” my friend said to me during our shift last week, where I manage and control the auxiliary cord. I take music very seriously and curate my playlists with meticulous attention to detail and[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 4 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Break Through Liberal Bubble

Having grown up in the suburbs of New York, my worldview was largely a liberal bubble of social progressivism, where most right-wing people were conservative for fiscal reasons rather than social ones. Needless to say, my bubble burst on Nov. 8. After looking at the results from that day, I[Read More…]

by November 15, 2016 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
STONE: Cultures Are Not Our Toys

STONE: Cultures Are Not Our Toys

I was asked, “How do I explain to white people that it’s wrong to treat East-Asian religions as fads?” They explained that there are people who want to “become” Taoist, Buddhist, Sikh or Hindu but without any of the relevant social context or history. Two of the inquirer’s friends have[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 9 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
OWSIANY: Study Abroad’s Real Cost

OWSIANY: Study Abroad’s Real Cost

In the spring semester of 2015, I studied abroad in London, one of the most expensive cities in the world, for five months. I frequently found myself feeling caught between the cost of doing something and the cost of missing an experience that, for me, would be extremely rare. Before[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top