By now Sandra Oh’s hive of devoted fans have likely binged all six episodes of her new Netflix dramedy, “The Chair.” As Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim, the newly appointed chair of the English department of a small liberal arts school called Pembroke, Oh’s meteoric rise comes at a time of scandal and uncertainty for her department, and it doesn’t help that she’s a woman of color subject to the racism and misogyny inherent to academia.
Well, if it’s inherent:
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existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute.
Then we’d better abolish academia in the name of equality then, hadn’t we?
Actually, I thought we’d already done that given the output of the modern universities…..