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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

OOPS! It Happened Again

Obliviousness of Privilege Syndrome Parade of Stars
September 2015 Edition


  1. Matt Damon: His original statement to Effie T. Brown didn't shock or surprise me. It was his "merit over diversity" remark during his apology that disappointed me because diversity does not mutually exclude merit or excellence. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-diversity-makes-us-smarter/ 
  2. Nancy Lee Grahn: Her response to Viola Davis's Emmy acceptance speech unintentionally reinforced many points about fighting to be included and the blindspot those who are routinely included often have about the challenges faced by people who are regularly excluded. 
  3. Martin Shkreli: Projecting a smug, condescending manner of patronizing ennui, plus a glaring failure to admit the obvious truth about the company's primary pricing motives made his CBS This Morning interview with Don Dahler seem like a Jimmy Fallon spoof of a CEO who is out of touch with the immediate, negative impact of his attitude and his actions.     
Confession: These examples just feel like variations of the same unending struggle to make opportunities and resources accessible to all people in equitable, ethical ways.


Bogus Assumption Treated As Fact: The rest of us don't pay a cost when other people are discarded.