Student Debt a conversation with Professor Barry Lam host of Hi-Phi Nation, and Vassar College.
Student Debt Cancellation Is Unfair. That Doesn’t Mean Biden Shouldn’t Do It. A philosopher probes the ethics of a knotty situation. We discuss the idea of fairness, and how it applies to student loans, and the changing relationship between the cost of college and the resources that students and their parents have had.
We talk with Jonathan Feingold about the Buffalo massacre. Professor Feingold is Professor of Law at Boston U with a focus on Critical Race Theory . Feingold’s scholarship explores the relationship between race, law, and the mind sciences. Much of his recent research has interrogated how and why various American legal regimes, including equal protection doctrine, function to reinforce and reproduce racial hierarchy. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the California Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Utah Law Review, and Temple Law Review. Representative publications include “SFFA v. Harvard: How Affirmative Action Myths Mask White Bonus,” “Hidden in Plain Sight: a More Compelling Case for Diversity,” “Eyes Wide Open: What Social Science Can Tell Us About the Supreme Court’s Use of Social Science” (with Evelyn Carter), and “Defusing Implicit Bias” (with Karen Lorang).
We discuss the racial terrorism that this race massacre exemplifies. What should Biden say?
1-Make clear the forces on the right that are determined to create the divisions that make this possible and likely. 2- Remember the lessons of the summer of 2020: that we have a structural, systemic racism problem in America, the choice of this supermarket was not random, 3-We need to protect public education and the right to vote as if our democracy depends on it, because it does, and 4-Biden should remember his commitment to the Black community, to which we all owe so much.