Dissertation findings in a song

Here, there is an imperfect attempt, still incomplete that summarizes a part of my dissertation.

The promise of modernity
installed in colonial times
was a project of European minds.
They have made us to believe
that more sciences will make us free.
But, colonial roots are strong!!
Main exports are still raw,
technology is not much used.
Private firms & government excuse
Create science capacity costs a lot.

But wasn’t knowledge the engine to grow?
In the south, foreign firm do not invest
R&D in the north, they prefer.
While more PhDs are around
complaining for the lack of jobs,
I’d like to dive a little bit more
knowledge for the public good
could inequalities reduce
but deeper work need to be done.

Let’s start for recognizing
The power game. Your fruits,
Social status are ‘cause your roots
In exceptions, academic merit lead
To formal and upward succeed.
Truth. More people from working class
Are today professors at once,
But they still earn a lot less
Than their peers with foreign last names
At equal degree of education, gains are not sameI was told that education
was going to be a major key.
No matter how many hills
Degrees will lead transformation,
Higher wages, liberation…
What nobody dared to say
Was that foreign last names
Would continue determining
Who gets the highest earning.
Inequality wasn’t going to end.

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Mural from Athens-Greece

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