Black Lives Matter and the Necessity of a Politics of Empathy

My late father was a sheriff’s dispatcher, and as a child I knew many law enforcement officers personally. When my father died, one of his friends in law enforcement brought my younger brother and I teddy bears to help with the grieving process. Growing up, it was instilled in me that if I was ever in trouble, I could seek out a sheriff’s deputy or … Continue reading Black Lives Matter and the Necessity of a Politics of Empathy

All Work and No Pay: Public Policy and the Internship Economy

The internship, once a foreign concept to the average American limited to the experiences of students of medicine, has become a staple of the millennial career trajectory. A 2015 study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that nearly two-thirds of graduating seniors had at least one internship or co-op experience, a dramatic rise from a figure that was less than 10% only … Continue reading All Work and No Pay: Public Policy and the Internship Economy