Posts contained in the “Politics and Economics” category:

How to Interact with White People

Well, it seems that the Trump presidency is a thing now. It’s hard to believe that the United States has its first white president, and he’s a Christian, to boot. Soon, white people will rise to the forefront of the power base in the United States, and they will be everywhere. Because of that, I wrote this …read more…

Incidents in the Experience of White Privilege

A good friend of mine recently sent me a link to “What I Told My White Friend When He Asked For My Black Opinion On White Privilege” by Lori Lakin Hutcherson, the editor of Good Black News, and said that as a result of reading it, he finally understood what white privilege is. In that …read more…

Wait and See…

In the days after the election, I had many white friends who reacted to my dismay and outrage by saying that we would just have to “wait and see” what Trump would do. They reminded me that a lot of things get said in the heat of an election, which is true—President Obama and Secretary …read more…

Math in America

So yesterday, I tweeted this: OMG America, please learn math. — Professor O (@iswpw) September 4, 2016 Here’s the story behind that tweet: Yesterday I went to Target and bought a few miscellaneous office supplies, because office supplies are good and cheap office supplies are even better. My order came to $3.32. I handed the …read more…

The Self-Confident Man

The man of self-confidence is often a compelling figure. Driven and focused, he is committed to bringing the world into line with his vision of how it should be. He may genuinely believe that his vision for the world is a good one, that the world will be a better place if he can shape …read more…

Outrage Monkeys

For some reason, I had bookmarked this page on John Scalzi’s blog, and had completely forgotten about it until the other day, when I reread it and decided to add “outrage monkey” to my glossary page. I have to admit, I completely forgot what he was writing about, until I got to the end where …read more…

How to solve problems

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

Albert Einstein

Published on 20 September 2015 at 12:23 pm