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Having Jared and his wife, Ivanka, Trump’s daughter, working in the White House is a case study of nepotism gone nuts. The president says the public should be reassured because neither of them is “paid a dime”, but the idea that their free service to the country somehow sanitizes the corruption of having them in high official jobs is nonsense. They serve without any accountability, except to pater familias.
The systemic nature of nepotism, as with industrial racism and sexism, requires asking tough questions of producers and creators. In so doing we may end up with an industry that is more open to recognising and paying talent fairly and reflecting a diverse, complex society.
The word “nepotism” derives from the Latin, nepos, meaning nephew, and thence the Italian nipotismo, after the practice of popes giving jobs to their nephews.
Meaning: The practice among those with power or influence of favouring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs
Favouritism, Bias, Partiality, Patronage, Partisanship, Unfairness
Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?
The word “Nepotism” should remind you of Napoleon, the French Emperor, who was attached to his family and made his brothers kings although most of them were bad rulers and corrupt. For more on Napoleon’s nepotism, click here.
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