Many people refer to housing as, “the key to reducing intergenerational poverty and increasing economic mobility.” If that is the case, then we should be taking steps to address our affordable housing crisis.
During the era of COVID-19, individuals might be seeking out guidance for career, internship, or college related applications. One of the most useful tools to help guide you in the process of applying or opportunity-searching is to network.
As a non-black person, I have no right to input and co-opt during these matters, but I do know that non-black folk can show solidarity by offering support. It isn’t about politics, it is about being a human being. With that, I want to share three ways to show solidarity during these times.
Since my last grades have been posted, I want to reminisce over the eye-opening, turbulent, exhilarating, and chaotic first year I had at Brown University. My time in Providence taught me more about the road I have to take to achieve independence, a road full of bumps and pot holes, and my time at Brown Online taught me about the importance of community no matter the distance.
When you have built apt social capital you get the feeling that people”have your back” throughout your experiences. Networking does not come with a guarantee of getting something in return, but it can be helpful in ways that you may not expect even if it doesn’t end up in a new job or connection.
The FBI went public last year with Operation Varsity Blues. This exposed how many affluent families had been using their wealth to buy their children into top schools in the United States. This video interview from Vice showcases students from FGLI backgrounds and legacy students. The interviewer elicits some interesting responses in terms of their attitudes towards legacy admissions and the college scandal.