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Philosophy Religion and Life: The Myth of Meritocracy & Reality of Empowerment

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This is not an episode you want to miss. This episode will make you think. In US schools the value of hard work is definitely emphasized, however the rules of the game are not. We are going to be talking about the myth of meritocracy, its affect on the black community and more. Recently on July 27, 2017 The Atlantic published an article titled, "Why the Myth of Meritocracy Hurts Kids of Color"

This article summarizes a new study that found believing society is fair can lead disadvantaged adolescents to act out and engage in risky behavior.

The link to this article is here: https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/07/internalizing-the-myth-of-meritocracy/535035/  We are going to discuss this article and more. You definitely want to tune into this episode.