11 Ways You May Practice White Supremacy (yes, this applies to you)

11 Ways You May Practice White Supremacy (yes, this applies to you)

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.

—- chukwudi

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“Reverse Innovation”, or simply “Innovation” -- Recognizing bias and alienating language in higher education

“Reverse Innovation”, or simply “Innovation” -- Recognizing bias and alienating language in higher education

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.

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the role of the designer in the NEW ECONOMY

the role of the designer in the NEW ECONOMY

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.

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How To Let Feedback Make You (Not Break You) - a reflection

How To Let Feedback Make You (Not Break You) - a reflection

As an entrepreneur and designer, I’ve always had the intention to keep lines of communication open and feedback flowing. After all, keeping the lines of communication open for team members and clients is critical on the pathway to gaining consensus and subsequent success in any task. However, how often do we take the time to be fully aware in our feedback giving practices? The authors of Thanks for the Feedback challenged me to take inventory of my awareness.

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THE AFRO-SYNERGY MANIFESTO

THE AFRO-SYNERGY MANIFESTO

As we aim to depart from subservient mindsets imposed on the Afro-Diasporic community in America and beyond, we work towards holistic liberation and independence in thought, livelihood, and expression. To enable this, we must invoke a pursuit of knowledge, not only of our history, but of the future that awaits.

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