In the past year, two politicians who studied in Loyola — Shibu Baby John (1978) and Anoop Jacob (1995) — have become Ministers in the Kerala government. It would be interesting to ask them (and ourselves) how schooling influences the way we absorb or shut out what we ‘see’ and make sense of in our daily lives — about family, colleagues, society, and politics.
I remember touching upon the subject while writing about politics in Loyola. The thought resurfaced while reading this year’s Pulitzer-prize winning commentary — In mayoral race, forget high school. In that article, Mary Schmich writes about the segregation in Chicago; we can talk about the inequality in our land.