I am in the process of applying for PhD programs, and while I was getting things ready for my Duke application, I came across an article on the Psychology Today website that was both disgusting and gratifying, in an odd way: It reported about and New York ad agency using homeless people being used as objects.

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Declaration of the rights of a child – Adult version

I was reading an old online travelblog of a woman who had been a Peace Corps Volunteer in Romania, she posted the UN Declaration of the Rights of a Child, an abridged version. I didn’t realize there was such a thing (silly me) and looking them over makes me introspective.  I wonder how, though they’re given for children, how they might translate for adults.

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Is racial equality being sacrificed on the altar of class equality?

Thanks to a Linkedin group, I read an article that came out a few weeks ago from the New York Times that seems to caution readers that race, particularly in the context of college admissions, is starting to fall behind economic class in the affirmative action hierarchy.

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Lending circles

I’m so excited about this. In Forbes this month was an article about lending circles in the Mission District of San Francisco and what a positive impact it had on the credit ratings and savings habits of people who are traditionally underserved by traditional banks.  I LOVE this, I want to study it and replicate it.

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