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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Witness » Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:44 am

Here somebody has a quite different take on the subject. In a nutshell:
At their best, colleges should provide the chance for students to experiment with activism. Pushing for change from an institution of any type or size—be it a city government, a college administration, or a police force—is a complicated and risky endeavor. Better to build skills and try out tactics and messages when the stakes are as low as some bad sushi than to enter the post-college world never having organized around anything.
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/arc ... st/421674/

Depends on what you think colleges are "for".

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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:08 am

Witness wrote:Here somebody has a quite different take on the subject. In a nutshell:
At their best, colleges should provide the chance for students to experiment with activism. Pushing for change from an institution of any type or size—be it a city government, a college administration, or a police force—is a complicated and risky endeavor. Better to build skills and try out tactics and messages when the stakes are as low as some bad sushi than to enter the post-college world never having organized around anything.
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/arc ... st/421674/

Depends on what you think colleges are "for".
Very aristocratic. College is where the leaders of tomorrow learn to oppress.

I'd say the author of this piece is very disingenuous, and an enemy of human existence.
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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:53 am

As has been noted by learned others on this forum, "Good luck with that in the job market."
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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:06 pm

Pyrrho wrote:As has been noted by learned others on this forum, "Good luck with that in the job market."
Community organizer is the degree they're after, if not in name then certainly in principle. Like Obama. :)

I suppose actually getting a community organizer job is a little like getting a place on team in the NFL.

But contrary to popular belief, McDonald's hires over qualified Liberal Arts majors. But bar tenders need at least a minor in mixology.

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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:14 pm

President Obama may have been a "community organizer" at some point on his way up, but that is not what his degree is in, nor is that a career position. :p
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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:28 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:President Obama may have been a "community organizer" at some point on his way up, but that is not what his degree is in, nor is that a career position. :p
You sure about that?

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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:31 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:President Obama may have been a "community organizer" at some point on his way up, but that is not what his degree is in, nor is that a career position. :p
You sure about that?
It's not even a job title in most cases.

It's what politicians do on their way up. Mostly small time local politicians, but every so often ...
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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:47 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:President Obama may have been a "community organizer" at some point on his way up, but that is not what his degree is in, nor is that a career position. :p
You sure about that?
It's not even a job title in most cases.
It's what politicians do on their way up. Mostly small time local politicians, but every so often ...
Rob Lister wrote:Community organizer is the degree they're after, if not in name then certainly in principle. Like Obama. :)
Just sayin'.

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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:37 pm

So it's casuistry now, is it? :evil:
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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:53 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:So it's casuistry now, is it? :evil:
NO. Now give me those melted cheese sandwich appetizers you talked me out of.

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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:11 pm

Martin Luther King was essentially a "community organizer" wasn't he?

Depending on how you define it, one could say the same about the founding fathers. Revolutions take "organizing" of the "community".
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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:26 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:Martin Luther King was essentially a "community organizer" wasn't he?
A Reverend Doctor, and don't you forget it. :P
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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Doctor X » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:25 am

Anaxagoras wrote:Martin Luther King was essentially a "community organizer" wasn't he?
No.
Depending on how you define it, one could say the same about the founding fathers. Revolutions take "organizing" of the "community".
No.

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Re: Pay for protests

Post by hammegk » Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:42 pm

Pyrrho wrote:As has been noted by learned others on this forum, "Good luck with that in the job market."
The networking one achieved at tony college places one in executive ranks who determine job market rather than worry about it. :tater: :cowbell: :tater:

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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Doctor X » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:42 pm

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