If that perfect suite just isn’t coming together, please: try not to worry too much about it. Because really, we’re all going random.
University City (U. City) residents and council members called on Washington University to implement a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) program during the “WashU, U. City, and PILOTs: An Overview” information session, Sept. 24. Presented by Community for an Accountable WashU (CAW), the session was held over Zoom as well as broadcasted live to a handful of former University students and residents of the St. Louis region.
I spent what added up to about three part-time workweeks trying to make a single pair of “ethical” pants. What I didn’t foresee was that the hardest part of the process was figuring out what a pair of ethical pants even looked like — or if it existed at all.
When someone loves my outfit of the day and the truth is, my outfit of the day is effectively bleeding the planet dry, what do I say?
It’s our responsibility to participate in an active and ongoing process of learning, unlearning and relearning.
We shouldn’t feel guilty about enjoying things – and people should examine why they dislike things that are ‘cringe.’
It wasn’t a conversion experience, and it didn’t need to be. I was content enough to learn about a religion and group I knew little about — to replace my own expectations of rigidity with real, complex and kind people of faith.
Because I was Black, I thought using AAVE was fine. I had as much a claim to these words as anyone else. But that wasn’t my voice.
If it’s true that large group chats can be a place to uplift one another and create community, it must follow that these spaces are capable of doing damage and normalizing insensitivity, and they do so often.
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