Danny Bugingo

Circling the drain on gun violence High profile shootings bring out the worst in American gun politics
02.19.2018

Three of the five deadliest mass shootings in American history have taken place in the past two years. These high-profile events tear apart communities, but also poison the conversation surrounding gun violence.

More than a color — Race goes beyond skin color and appearance
01.31.2018

When someone is described as “very white,” white people will often consider the paleness of their skin. When people of color think of “very white,” they think of the obsession with John Mayer, Dutch Bros. Coffee, backpacking across Europe, et cetera. That is to say, white people often see race as appearance, where people of……

Intolerable inequality — Meritocracy cannot counter inequality
05.01.2017

Every Supreme Court justice went to Harvard or Yale. One in 10 CEO’s of major companies are named John or David. Eighty percent of job offers come from personal relationships. In recent years, the left has focused on deconstructing meritocracy by arguing that privilege elevates rich people, white people and people named John or David to undeserved positions of power. They have……

Legalize LSD — Drug policy should draw from science instead of culture
02.13.2017

During my internship at a law office last summer, a forensic drug analyst told me “molly” was a culture and not a drug. His lab tested the latest batch of pills retrieved from a concert, club or party and found all sorts of amphetamines masquerading as “molly,” from MDMA to meth. “Molly” is an extreme case of a drug growing an identity……

More than gumballs — Immigration cannot be condensed to a pithy analogy
02.06.2017

There is a popular video floating around Facebook called “Immigration Simplified Using Only Gumballs.” Each gumball represents one million people, and a man shows thousands of gumballs living on less than two dollars a day in jars labeled “China,” “India” and “Africa,” among others. He explains that the one gumball of legal migrants the United……

More than gumballs — Immigration cannot be condensed to a pithy analogy
02.03.2017

There is a popular video floating around Facebook called “Immigration Simplified Using Only Gumballs.” Each gumball represents one million people, and a man shows thousands of gumballs living on less than two dollars a day in jars labeled “China,” “India” and “Africa,” among others. He explains that the one gumball of legal migrants the United……

Hogging the attention economy — Social media companies need to be better
01.20.2017

Social media platforms host some of the most creative modes of youthful expression. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Snapchat cofounder Evan Spiegler explained that young people take photographs not to preserve images but to communicate. Photography’s turn from the archival to the ephemeral highlights social media users’ willingness to convey messages in……

Schools shouldn”t be afraid to use more Christian imagery
04.11.2016

The auditorium in the Administration Building is surrounded by stained glass. When the sun streams through, books and papers and pens glow green, red and blue. It looks old and important. Some of that comes from brick and ivy, but there”s also an element of Christian imagery. The stained glass windows in the Administration Building,……