TED Community » Kevin Claiborne

About Me

Location:
United States, Washington, DC
Current organization:
National Society of Black Engineers
Current role:
Student - B.S. Mathematics
Gender:
Male


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    A comment on Conversation: How do you define "merit" in regards to College Admissions? - Should race/gender be a factor?

    Jan 20 2013: "The real consequences of meritocracy are to leave intact the vast inequalities of a traditional class society, while convincing both the winners and losers that they deserve their lot in life. " - Michael Young 1958

    The content of merit is defined by the "powerful"

    "The cultural capital of white and wealthy families masquerades as meritorious "natural" ability, rather than as a function of social privilege. " - Oakes, Rogers, Lipton, Morrell
  • A reply on Conversation: How do you define "merit" in regards to College Admissions? - Should race/gender be a factor?

    Jan 20 2013: So if one struggles where others are not, does that throw up a red flag that they weren't accepted based on their merit, but on other factors?
  • A reply on Conversation: How do you define "merit" in regards to College Admissions? - Should race/gender be a factor?

    Jan 20 2013: Thanks, I wasn't aware that discussions were taking place on a one-time basis.
  • A comment on Talk: Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

    Aug 15 2012: If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.” (Simon Sinek)

    What bothers me is that I've heard this quote many years ago and he is credited with creating it. Now I'm thinking, are the owners of quotes simply the one who makes the statement most popular?
    I wish I could trace the original "owner" of the saying.
  • A reply on Conversation: If the universe is expanding - what is it expanding into?

    Jul 24 2012: what would be the benefit of knowing as opposed to not knowing, assuming you couldn't stop it either way
  • A comment on Conversation: What makes your life interesting ...????

    Jul 24 2012: The fact that there are people out there who can change my life and they don't know I exist.
    The thought that one day someone will want to pay me to speak to them, sign my name, or be in their presence.
    The fact that I have people that love me.
    The thought that I am great.
    The fact that I can be better.
  • A reply on Conversation: What makes your life interesting ...????

    Jul 24 2012: how many wives do you have?
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    A comment on Conversation: What can we do and what do we do about bullying?

    Jul 24 2012: I've been bullied but I was raised to have a tough skin and to stand up for myself and defend myself. Self-defense can be with your words or your hands. I'm not completely opposed to kids fighting bullies, but I am opposed to kids taking out their aggression on random people.
    It seems like social media has a big part on the bullying because when I was young, the bullying stopped when I got home from school. Nowadays, kids are bullied 24/7 from their cell-phones, and tumblr/twitter accounts, etc.
    I know not every kid can be tough, and I hate to call a kid a punk for letting people get away with making fun of them, but you will continue to get whatever you tolerate.
    Stand up for yourself. Maybe if kids knew their worth and knew who they really were as individuals, they wouldn't be so negatively affected when other kids messed with them.
  • A reply on Conversation: What can we do and what do we do about bullying?

    Jul 24 2012: some people choose to communicate with their fists. Are they not as important as those who choose not to?
    If a child is bullied and retaliates with violence, is he worse than the instigator? or are they equally "bad"?
  • A reply on Conversation: What can we do and what do we do about bullying?

    Jul 24 2012: I don't agree that video games with violence "glamorize" violence.
    perhaps they only numb your awareness of "violence" but I wouldn't say glamorize.
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