She earned her doctorate with a dissertation titled: “Black names in white classrooms: Teacher behaviors and student perceptions.”
Academia itself is a reproduction of the problematic structures existing outside, and far below, the Ivory Tower.
The problem isn't Donald Trump but Trumpism -- many commentators feel safe enough to utter these words. What made them feel unsafe over the past year, despite the toxic extremism that Trump the man represented, was timidity.
Meditation is about gaining direct insight into the contradiction inside yourself and trying to resolve that contradiction within you. Once you gain that insight, if you decide something does not work for you, then you have to let it go. At that point you can use the term, empty your mind.
Americans, as always, reserve as their right to ignore history and every salacious, racy, gossipy word written about higher education--even as they continue to fund the enormously expensive production of every soon-to-be unemployed Ph.D.
So having an awareness of where we are on the continuum is critical to finding what works for us and what doesn't. And for my purposes here, in order to achieve my fitness goals.