An upcoming conference at Michigan State University, titled, “Spring Conference on Teaching, Learning and Student Success,” will feature “affinity groups” that segregate participants by skin color. According to a university email, “There will be an affinity group for white folx and an affinity group for people of color.” “Affinity (or caucus) groups provide spaces for people to work within their own identity groups,” read to an email sent to event attendees. The university went on to say that such racial segregation will “advance racial equity,” adding, “there is work for white people and people of color to do separately and together.” “There will be an affinity group for white folx and an affinity group for people of color,” the email states. Regarding the segregated groups, the university explained that “for white people, an affinity group provides time and space to work explicitly and intentionally on understanding white culture and white privilege and to increase one’s … [Read more...] about Michigan State Education Conference Separates ‘White Folx’ and ‘People of Color’
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We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Investment Facebook had acquired a 9.99% stake in Jio Platforms for $5.7 billion earlier this year. Babu Mohan 15 Jul 2020 2 Source: Android Central Update, July 15 (7:30 am ET) : Google confirms $4.5 billion investment in Jio Platforms. What you need to know Google is reportedly in "advanced talks" to acquire a stake in Reliance's Jio Platforms. The search giant is looking to invest about $4 billion in Jio Platforms. Jio is India's leading cellular network, with nearly 400 million subscribers. In April this year, Facebook invested $5.7 billion in Jio Platforms, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Jio, India's leading cellular network. A report from Bloomberg Quint now claims Google is in "advanced talks" to acquire a stake in Jio Platforms. Citing people familiar with the matter, the publication says the search giant has been discussing … [Read more...] about Google is investing $4.5 billion for 7.7% stake in India’s Jio Platforms
Despite being enamored with the PS5 at launch, my enthusiasm for the system has slowly begun to wane. The PlayStation 5 is an accomplished console with some fantastic features, but one ugly truth is starting to become abundantly clear: the PS5 can’t compete with Microsoft’s Xbox Series X when it comes to value. And it’s why I’ve found myself playing on Xbox Series X far more than PS5. Even before Microsoft’s flagship console was released, I stated that the Xbox Series X was already better value than the PS5 . And honestly, that gap has widened considerably almost five months since the consoles released, to the point where it’s making Sony’s tried and trusted strategy look horribly outdated. It’s worth reiterating, but Microsoft really doesn’t care if you buy an Xbox Series X . With Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate , the company has created a revenue stream that’s available across Xbox consoles, PC, Android phones , and soon, iOS devices and browsers. It … [Read more...] about PS5 isn’t good value compared to Xbox Series X, and I’m sick of it
We must learn from the pandemic. Too much can kill us, and yet we live in a consumer society that relies on and encourages us to be greedy. Too much food makes you fat, slows you down, and gives you diabetes; too many experiences make you jaded and bored; too many possessions slow you down and breed dissatisfaction. Balance is the key. The need for excess We need urgently to learn the difference between "want and need" vs. “enough." Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Our mental health suffers when we disconnect from other humans. Medicating ourselves with “stuff” makes us even more disconnected, as recognised by Oliver James in his book Affluenza . We need to value what we have and stop the quest for ever more. Our idiocy as a race was recently highlighted by flying a helicopter on Mars when the money and effort could have been spent on inoculating the poorer countries against the virus. Until we are all safe, none of us are. This need for excess stems from a … [Read more...] about Have You Learned the Lessons of the Pandemic?
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