Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Watch how you use the word 'merit': it does not mean what you think it means
Who decides what academic merit is?
How does this change?
It has been my suspicion - informed by evidence that I am still piecing together - that merit can sometimes be gendered, is often classed - but is not only 'raced', it is racist.
Check this out: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/08/13/white-definitions-merit-and-admissions-change-when-they-think-about-asian-americans