The value of grit and perseverance

• Why do we want to believe in the power of grit?
• Why do we want to believe that meritocracies are fair?
• Who is harmed when we value grit so much?
• What structural or systemic problems does it reinforce when we value grit and defend meritocratic systems?
• What is the rhetoric surrounding “grit” and “meritocracy”?

you have to connect these three sources and and one of your own

? Duckworth, A. “Grit: The power of passion and perseverance”

? Rose, M. “Why teaching kids to have grit isn’t always a good thing”

https://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/ucla-faculty-voice-why-teaching-kids-to-have-grit-isnt-always-a-good-thing

? Love, B. “Hip hop, grit, and academic success”

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