Daily Archives: October 5, 2012


CREATIVE TIME: Kenny Cheng

The first thing that comes to mind when most people hear the word “inequalities” is the growth income gap between rich and poor in our society. In the last three decades, the economy has been growing very slowly. However, income growth happened mostly at the top of the income scale. The share of total income of the top 1% jumped from 8.9% in 1976 to 23.5% in 2007. Yet in the same period, the real hourly wage declined by over 7%.

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CREATIVE TIME: Sue Lee

As a Korean American, I would have to say that I did not experience much racism growing up. However, there are some stereotypical judgments associated with my gender and looks that cause inequalities. For example, I am 5 foot 5 inches tall, and I only weigh 95 pounds. Because I am skinny, people assume that I do not eat, that I am not healthy, and that I am weak. Yes, I am skinny but I eat as much as any college boy would eat.

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CREATIVE TIME: James Liu

One of the more obnoxious memes today is the notion that equal access to university education is a right. While this may sound plausible as stated, there are several troubling implications in accepting it. Firstly, is it really about education? The same education can be obtained cheaply and easily through the internet or libraries, and indeed auto-didacticism was once a prized trait.

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CREATIVE TIME: MinJi Yoo

We are constantly making to survive, learn, earn, and experience. Making is one of the fundamental activities for us which happens every second. We make our own food daily; we make friends; we make notes to study; we make art and music to enjoy; we make mistakes; we make achievements, and we make thoughts and perspectives.

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CREATIVE TIME: Joshua Yim

Tactics. The word brings to mind images of military regalia, strict formations, dim rooms with maps. Strategy, a plan, what to do, where to go. Tactics are a road map to success. Every person out there is striving for some kind of success whether it is something defined such as career success, or something more abstract like personal fulfillment.

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