I reported on how Pacific Islander students are falling behind. And because of stereotypes and messy data, nobody seems to notice.
Pygmalion and Galatea (c.1890), Jean-Leon Gerome / ***Flawless, Beyonce ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Maybe a little lame that I just found out about it via Buzzfeed but nevertheless I am feelin this Tumblr!
Chelsea’s comments reveal a far more honest self-reflection: that with her million-dollar family and hedge-fund husband, she didn’t have to think about money. In a crucial way, she’s different than Maribel and the vast majority of millennials, half of whom are unemployed or underemployed. Chelsea’s comments are actually less of her generation than her parents’. A good chunk of the Boomer generation, who grew up in an era of abundance, also had the privilege not to worry much about money. Instead, they turned their attentions to other “metrics of success” besides material gain, like social revolutions or a quest for authenticity.
Most Millennials, on the other hand, still obsess over dollar signs. As New York Times reporter Annie Lowrey deftly pointed out last year, our downwardly mobile generation is “the kind of hungry that cannot stop thinking about food” — obsessed with money, in other words, because we don’t have any."
I reported from tiny Monticello, Maine on how rural school closures are sweeping the country, leaving ghost towns in their wake. Beautiful photos by Robert Bukaty and Tim Gruber.