Seeing internalised racism as a frontier of racial prejudice

(Source: Get Out [2017])

How to continue learning when school’s out…

Difficult, creating a self-learning habit is…

I recently graduated after 6.5 (almost 7) eye-watering years in a bachelor’s degree. I was lucky enough to go to law school at a great university and do an LLB, but looking back I really took the learning for granted.

Now that I’m officially out in the big bad world, the most obvious thing that I took for granted was the learning structure. A colleague once told me that signing up to a uni degree was, for most people, an expensive way to defer thinking about their future. In a way that’s true.

Elimination is a long-term goal, and we ALL need to make everyday changes

The past week and a bit has seen the issue of racism rearing its ugly head again, and protestors have rightly called for greater government and police accountability. Scenes in Minneapolis and Washington DC are reminiscent of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s — after all, have we changed that much since?

Whilst the current protests and criminal charges against police are totally justified, eliminating racism is a long-term game and it requires a fundamental reconsideration of how we talk about racism and tackle it. In…

As some companies shrink in size, SMEs are making use of young bright minds without damaging their bottomline.

Startups and SMEs are banking on young talent during COVID-19

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has been devastating for plenty of companies of all sizes, with many having to “stand down” or completely let go of vital employees to reduce costs.

At the same time, economists estimate that for students and graduates finishing school from 2020 onwards, finding a job will be difficult at best with many large companies slashing or delaying their graduate intakes. …

The story behind “bat soup”, wet markets, Chinese Medicine, and eating dog…

Warning: Graphic Images in this Article

It’s no secret that Chinese eat some “weird” stuff, possibly more than some other cultures. In light of the coronavirus, the idea of “bat soup” has been used to explain the origins of the coronavirus, implying that the virus is a result of someone somewhere eating bats. It’s quite easy to believe that this might be the case, especially amongst old notions of Chinese people eating dog, sheep’s brain, and seemingly anything they can get their hands on.

So why do Chinese…

It’s not useful pointing fingers, we all need to be better people

Each year, around International Women’s Week and other important events about empowering women, the world turns to the question of how we can improve the position of women in society (mostly Western society). Inevitably some commentators will conclude that the bulk of this work relies on men: men need to change their ways to end misogyny, rape, and condescension.

This is all very true but I get the feeling that the way we frame this suggestion is alienating some men, and we can end up painting all men with the same brush. Call me idealistic but I think most men…

Who is “Kevin” and why do I care?

Is this Kevin? Maybe…

Who is Kevin? It doesn’t really matter. You‘ve probably seen Kevin in school, you’ve probably seen Kevin at the Apple store, acing his math exam, or chowing down dumplings when you go to dim sum. But he’s also just tired of being Kevin, because he’s also not Kevin, yet everyone still thinks he is, so he might as well be Kevin.

Kevin is nebulous, he is a faceless man. He is the moniker of Asian men who have no face, the type you could run into in the street but wouldn’t recognise…

Are passive Asians partly to blame for the “Bamboo Ceiling”?

My mother likes to give me plenty of shit advice — most of it is totally unwarranted and bordering on offensive. But there is one thing she told me as a child that will never leave me: that no matter how smart, strong, or capable I am, in the “real world” I might be overlooked because I’m not “white”.

She believed that when choosing between me and a less capable “white” candidate for a job, I might be overlooked because I don’t fit the workplace “culture” (which might be Anglocentric)…

Mina has been a product manager at Uber, Google, and ModCloth

When Mina Radhakrishnan joined Uber in 2011 as their 20th employee, none of her friends had heard of the startup. When she left Uber at the end of 2014, Uber was a different beast — she had spent 3 years as the Head of Product, had grown the startup to a globally recognisable brand, and her product team alone had 20+ members. Outside of Uber, Mina has also worked at Goldman Sachs in New York, and as a Product Manager for Google and ModCloth. She now lives in Sydney and has founded her own startup :Different. …

Imagine being able to complete internships at KPMG, Deloitte, King & Wood Mallesons, and ANZ Bank - all in one summer break.

InsideSherpa’s “virtual internships” offer just that. From an internship on advising clients in an M&A transaction to a venture capital module for conducting due diligence on startups, InsideSherpa is democratising core skills. It’s also helping students fast-track their dream job based on their virtual internship performance. With “edtech” startups like InsideSherpa reinventing the way we learn, we sat down with Pasha Rayan, the 28-year-old co-founder to hear about the startup’s mission to bring career opportunities to the world.

What was the spark for InsideSherpa?


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