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The Privilege of Risk-Taking

By , February 9, 2017

Just out of college and pre-Affordable-Care-Act, I took two “gap years” (as they’re now called). First, I worked at a Boston charter school, serving as a full-time tutor for five wonderful high schoolers. I recall my monthly stipend was about $500, and I have conveniently erased from my memory what my co-tutors and I calculated as our hourly rate. Continue reading…

Racial Justice Action of the Week: Week Two

The Racial Justice Task Force challenges each of us to explore the implicit biases that we all have.  We urge you to read Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald, or read/listen to shorter info here:  WARNING:  Awareness may be the first step to enlightenment but the following action may make you uncomfortable – and curious! Learn about social mindbugs and the hidden costs of stereotypes for all of us. Take the Implicit Bias Test here at (takes ~15 minutes).

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