The answer might surprise you.

Image by Karolina Grabowska (2020)


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Problems of Meritocracy

1. Meritocracy sees people as equal economic competitors with the same resources and opportunities


Before you write me off, hear me out.

Image by Andrea Piacquadio (2020).


“We need to make things look equal, even though they aren’t so that we make them happy.”

Women in blazers and pants with arms raised and clenched fists by Tima Miroshnichenko (2021).

1. A Flawed Approach


It’s time to revoke the black racist pass.

Low-angle photo of a man and woman in front of a tree by Joshua McKnight (2018).


The impossible, moral, and problematic nature of the beauty ideal.

Photo of a woman woman looking into the camera by Pixabay (2016).


Before it became so serious, bureaucracy actually started as a joke.

Photo of a brown wooden staircase by Ralfs Eglitis (2019).

History of Bureaucracy


In 1536, systematic policing methods had to be introduced in France to prevent French soldiers from attacking poor citizens for sustenance between wars.

Photo by Rosemary Ketchum (2018).


Grades are often seen as fair and accurate. But what if they actually recreate violence and inequality?

Photo by RODNAE (2021).

A Short History of Grading


Jurors are often said to be fair and impartial, but the Brandon Mitchell controversy shows that this might not always be the case.

Left: Juror 52 Brandon Mitchell; Right: Police officer Derek Chauvin

Zama Madondo

“The truth will set you free — but first it will piss you off.” Gloria Steinem

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