The legacy of slavery comes from the sustained political, legal and economic effort to link permanently an entire group of people to poverty – and to mystify that systematic disenfranchisement by making up something called race, which could serve as a distraction.
In all likelihood, the only thing extraordinary about Tiger Woods was his golf: he had extraordinary coordination and extraordinary discipline – on the course, at any rate. That discipline was the source of his power.
‘Sesame Street’ was a pioneering educational T.V. show, intended to help underprivileged children. But even those of us middle-class kids spoilt for pedagogical choice couldn’t get enough of it.
Top-up fees mean that universities are increasingly under pressure to confer degrees upon students, who perceive the degree as a commodity they’ve purchased. Failure doesn’t enter into anyone’s calculations.
If history starts as a guest list, it has a tendency to end like the memory of a drunken party: misheard, blurred, fragmentary.