Because the internet…

I read some interesting things today, so I am sharing them with you.

  1. Two brilliant young women at Syracuse University (my alma mater) created an app called Tock. This app is designed to make people put down their phones, and engage with each other face-to-face. Here is a link to the article.
  2. I do not share any of this writer’s political sentiments regarding changing one’s last name for marriage, but I decided around the same age that she did that I am not going to change my last name for marriage. My reason: because I don’t want to. I like my name as it is. Here are her reasons: Why I’m not changing my last name for marriage
  3. As long as race is a barrier to achievement I will always support Affirmative Action. We all must acknowledge our tiers of privilege in order to get anywhere. For example, even though I am a black woman, I grew up in an upper middle class suburb and I have a master’s degree. That is privilege. Justice Sotomayor wrote it perfectly. Here’s her 58-page dissent to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Michigan’s ban on considering race in college admissions.
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