The Evolution of Racism and Its Effect on Rates of Incarceration and Recidivism for Minorities By Diana Ortiz-Beaudet Introduction In 1954, segregation in education became illegal, teaching an entire generation that racism would no longer be tolerated in the most important institution of America. Following the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we could further deduce […]
Human Trafficking from a Global Perspective – The Power of Global Trade Agreements
Problem Definition – The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that there are 2.4 million people in the world at any given time involved in forced labor and subjected to exploitation as a result of trafficking (ILO, 2008). Human rights violations such as human trafficking is normally addressed by social support measures. This discussion takes a […]
Microeconomic Policy Critique – Discussion of Human Trafficking
“After intense discussion with groundbreaking educators, from home and around the world, it is becoming more clear to me than ever, we need human rights education in our classrooms.” Problem Definition – Human rights violations are not only criminal behavior but they also place a heavy financial burden on social welfare systems. Human trafficking is […]
Analysis of Stephen J. Dubner’s Freakonomics podcast “Yes, the American Economy Is in a Funk — But Not for the Reasons You Think” and TEDtalk, “The future of work and innovation: Robert Gordon and Erik Brynjolfsson debate”
Though not necessary for reading this analysis, allow me to share the links to the Freakonomics podcast and the TEDtalk. “Yes, the American Economy Is in a Funk — But Not for the Reasons You Think” From this podcast, I can identify with being a techno-pessimist. There will not be mass unemployment b/c of techno […]
Therapy, because no one else can tell us how warped we might be.
Let’s be more willing to sit down with someone. Seriously, a real therapist. Our friends and our moms are great, but there are things we need to look at honestly. Things we need to address that even the most well meaning of friends can’t help us with. There are old stories and images that hang […]
If You Need a Concrete List for Action
…and it doesn’t include making donations. “Now We Can Act with Complete Understanding”
Re-wire your brain to choose the experiences that serve you.
I just lost myself for a few moments Lost all sense of time Felt a flush in my cheeks And I didn’t have wine – this is how I feel anytime I get into something, whether it’s kayaking or listening to my daughter sing. There are certain experiences that make me lose all sense […]
The Comfort of Dysfunction
Giving in to dysfunction, all at once alarming and comforting Too tired to fight Worn down from fear and insecurity So depleted of energy that a complete surrender to dysfunction is a welcome break It sneaks in with the feelings of complete and utter exhaustion followed by defeat Enters, the vice of choice What have […]
Puerto Rico, mi tierra, where my soul learned acceptance
From Puerto Rico, mi tierra, where my soul learned acceptance and compassion. I dreamed completely in Spanish last night. It took one full day of being forced to speak only in Spanish for it to come back to me; the lingual fluency that feels and sounds like home in the deep recesses of my […]
Warning – Potentially boring if you’re not into Substation Design, but exciting if you are – Changes are coming!
NERC CIP-014-1 goes into effect April 2016. It’s not a terrible read and can give you an idea of what’s to come in the world of substation design for physical security requirements. “To identify and protect Transmission stations and Transmission substations, and their associated primary control centers, that if rendered inoperable or damaged as a […]
When Enough Is Not Enough
Now instead of reading works from renowned authors, I am up late drinking creations from renowned distilleries and vineyards.