KIM: In the face of criticism
Beyond the murk and the controversies and the reactionary sentiments surrounding the tragedy, one particular aspect of the Charlie Hebdo attacks stands out to me: the courage it takes to express one’s views, and the value of such courage.
KIM: Not the solution
Do I think that abandoning affirmative action — that “forgetting” about race in the application process — is the route colleges ought to take? In short, no.
KIM: Before voting
Voting is central to our democracy. But if you are not an informed citizen, then you should not vote.
KIM: Encourage language study
We should make the option of continuing a second language more accessible. By eliminating Friday L4 language classes, we would give upper-level language courses a fighting chance.
KIM: Give hip-hop its due
If we’re going to invite more uncontroversial artists such as Hoodie Allen, then we need to reevaluate what we call the artists we choose to invite. It would be a form of cultural insensitivity to keep on calling them, even in casual conversation, our “hip-hop” acts.
KIM: Reaffirm the ice bucket challenge
Critics of the ice bucket challenge may forget that ultimately, in evaluating the effectiveness of a charity effort, the beneficiary is far more important than the donor.
KIM: Don’t judge finance
It seems like whenever someone tells me that they are going into consulting or hedge-fund work, they often add in the phrase “which I guess is pretty common” — as if they have to apologize for what they’re doing.
KIM: Such inclusivity, much wow
Words have power and carry a message. And jests, even if intentionally light-hearted, have the capacity to send the wrong message.