Failures in Meritocracy: Why Good People and Ideas Go Unused

Why don’t good ideas win? Why don’t talented people get ahead? This is not about the relative fairness or lack thereof of the system toward people with disabilities or ethnic minorities. That is a major issue but that argument is problematic because it would posit a hierarchy based on intellect or talent rather than anyContinue reading “Failures in Meritocracy: Why Good People and Ideas Go Unused”

Saga of the Domestics: The Invisible World Below Us

Of all of the activist groups and activists at my college, the College of Charleston, I am the only I am aware of to have concerned myself with the food workers and the janitors. In the myopic and solipsistic purview of the average student and member of faculty, they don’t exist. The minimum wage workersContinue reading “Saga of the Domestics: The Invisible World Below Us”

Survival on the Spectrum: The Long, Uncertain, Road to Adulthood

                So far, I’ve written a lot about all of the obstacles an autistic person must endure. You’re coming from Syria and the xenophobes and racists do not want you. The obstacles they put in place to keep you from succeeding are too many to count. There is no affirmative action, few accommodations, and fewContinue reading “Survival on the Spectrum: The Long, Uncertain, Road to Adulthood”