DSI Faculty member, Anna W. Fisher, recently wrote an Op-Ed for Medium about the co-option of activism, and the MIT Media Lab scandal.
Go to Medium to read, "Activism for Hire."
QUOTE FROM THE OP-ED:
High-minded institutions, such as universities and art museums, have found themselves caught between the values they promote and the values associated with the funding they accept and depend on.
When exposed for public view, their patrons’ global investment portfolios and offshore holdings bespeak a crisis of institutional ethics. We need to have a conversation not just about “clean” vs. “dirty” money but about how financial support for progressive causes is a tool by which the wealthy and influential can buy themselves a clean slate.