Episode 63: "Sippin Tea w/ BhD Vol 6" - w/ Jamiere Abney

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For today’s episode of Sippin' Tea w/BhD, Ty and Daphne welcome back Jamiere Abney, a Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions and Coordinator of Outreach for Opportunity & Inclusion at Colgate University. Together they use a critical lens to discuss the college admissions scandal, reparations, criminal justice, and the Boeing controversy. Specifically, they provide a brief overview of the college cheating scandal (7:47), discuss legal advantages within the college admissions process (10:50), and the potential consequences and implications of the scandal for the accused and for students from marginalized backgrounds (17:35). They then have a conversation about improving the college admissions process for all (26:48), including a discussion of fit (31:45) and increasing access for adult learners (42:42). Ty, Daphne, and Jamiere then give their take on recent conversations about reparations (48:10), including who should get reparations (53:44) and what reparations would look like in an ideal world (1:01:22). Finally they focus their attention on recent issues related to the enfranchisement of formerly incarcerated individuals in Florida (1:07:50), New Zealand’s political response to the recent shooting (1:14:10), and the Boeing 737 Max controversy (1:18:14). Ty closes with an interesting story about his experience with facial recognition software (1:26:12).

Other Topics Include:

00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne

06:40 - Reintroduction of Jamiere Abney


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