Every day during quarantine, I’d start my morning with a cup of coffee and an hour or so of reading. This quiet and gentle morning routine allowed me to read 37 books (listed at the end) from March to December, ranging in genres from fantasy to memoir to non-fiction theory…


Annie Flanagan for the New York Times

In a disturbing and eye-opening piece for the New York Times, Erica Green and Katie Benner expose the abuse and exploitation of Black families by Michael and Tracey Landry within T.M. Landry College Preparatory School. With painstaking detail, Green and Benner offer stories of underqualified teachers, doctored transcripts, fabricated college…


Not like this.

I’ve been called racist before. It was back during George Zimmerman’s trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin when his lawyer opened with a knock-knock joke. I tweeted, sarcastically, something to the effect of “that’s just perfect that his lawyer opened with a joke.” …


The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Kennedy’s retirement has left uncertainty about the fate of Roe v. Wade and women’s rights to safe and legal abortion. However, some are predicting that Roe v. Wade won’t be overturned but instead gutted. The decision…


It’s the “you can’t sit with us” heard ‘round the world. …


I called the cops once. I was walking home from work, in the wrong place at the wrong time, and someone starting shooting in my general direction. I ran, hid in a doorway, and called 9–1–1. I couldn’t provide the operator with a description of the suspect, so she couldn’t…


Millennials are at it again — stomping all over free speech with their snowflake fragility, mob mentality, and avocado toast eating. Old people everywhere are penning thinkpieces, “trying” to understand why young people hate freedom so much. Well wonder no more because Gallup interviewed over 3,000 college students, who definitely…


Have you ever wondered if you — regular, every day white woman — are a part of a coalition of garbage white women who are destroying this country? I do. All the time, actually. I’d say a maximum of 35% of us aren’t garbage. And if you’re thinking, “well me…


Full time Chicago Booth professor and part time Matrix villain, Luigi Zingales, recently held a town hall to defend his invitation to Steve Bannon to speak at the university. Under the increasingly common assumption that all white men have something nuanced and interesting to add to long-settled “debates,” students and…


In December, House Republicans proposed a set of reforms that would drastically change the structures of student borrowing and repayment. The legislation includes reducing the number of options for loan repayment, limiting loan forgiveness on income-driven plans, raising required monthly payments, ending unlimited borrowing, and ending public sector loan forgiveness…

Anne Gunderson

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