Cody Stocker ’17 reported this week that he had seen paid Facebook advertisements calling for Hamzeh Daoud ’20 to be fired from his Resident Assistant position. Three such ads can be found on the page See4Yourself, which also contains links to travel articles and pictures celebrating diversity in Israel.
An email sent to members of Stanford College Republicans (SCR) announcing the group’s Admit Weekend event openly acknowledged that the organization does not “target” students of color in its recruitment process.
I like dirty realism because it reeks of authenticity. Although I breathe for for the glorious intellectual rabbit holes of David Foster Wallace and John Barth, I don’t always have the energy for prolific footnotes or existential crises. When the sly literary winks aren’t doing it for me, I turn to stories with a little…
You don’t have to think all ads should promote realism or a certain body standard. But we should all agree that participating in a world of fiction – body parts that don’t exist – should at the very least necessitate FTC oversight, the kind of oversight it neglected to take on in 2011 or 2014 when it merely proposed laws advocating more research.