Many children of immigrants begin studying medicine, law, engineering and other acceptable careers to appease their parents wishes to have a stable long term career. While there are good intentions for pursuing higher education and competitive careers, it comes with messages of "perfectionism" in order to compete at the same level or higher of our white counterparts. While the privileged have access to handouts along their path, they inevitably reinforce the white supremacist norms that have been ingrained into various facets of life. These toxic characteristics often come back to affect us in multiple ways that we may not immediately recognize.
As we proceed forth into the new economy, the information age, I implore leaders and students alike to be wary of these corporate magnates. Instead of stepping into unity and investigating how business strategies can align with emerging markets, they continue to perpetuate a fear of being taken over and jobless. -- This is quite extreme.Read More
Manzini’s lecture Design, When Everybody Designs affirms that as a society we should be designing for social innovation. No, not social innovation in a broad and abstract sense; we must manifest tangibility and participate strategically. This compels me to the notion that the role of the new economy designer must be to serve under-resourced communities and democratize opportunities for positive impact. Give a voice to the voiceless.