As I have been working to finish a book manuscript, I have had a hiatus from blogging. But I do need to blog about something, if only briefly.
This morning I woke up and picked up my daily news (a.k.a. social media) and encountered FOUR items which reminded me of where the world is, where the world was, and where the world needs to go. They were:
- A news story about a Kickstarter project for a children’s book featuring a Chinese girl.
- A tweet from my colleague about gender bias in Lego trading cards.
- An article about Asian Americans missing from textbooks.
- A post about an upcoming book by the philosopher Brian Van Norden entitled Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto.
Those are just the four items I encountered between getting my breakfast and traveling on the bus into work this morning. But what it really highlights, if I may borrow from Van Norden, is a need to take back education and plea for greater diversity. Here a few ramblings off the top of my head… Continue reading “Taking Back Education: A Plea for Diversity”