Day: November 6, 2014

White privilege, black fears

In a fascinating interview of the Opinionator blog at The New York Times, George Yancey, a professor of philosophy at Duquesne University talks with Naomi Zack, a professor of philosophy at the University of Oregon, about race, Ferguson, the killing by police of unarmed young black men and white privilege. This exchange begins after Zack […]

85 percent of Americans give away less than two precent of their income

Vox carries an excellent excerpt from the new book “The Paradox of Generosity” by Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson. Using data collected with the Science of Generosity Survey, they determined that three precent of Americans give away at least 10 percent of their income and that 85 percent of give away less than two percent […]