Something As Simple As Smiling Can Help Curb Racial Bias, Study Suggests
Three hundred college students, mostly white, were divided into two groups. The first group watched videos in which a white person acted cordially toward a black person, e.g. smiling. The second group watched videos in which a white person snubbed a black person. After watching the videos, students in the first group showed relatively more positive attitudes towards blacks. Students in the second group showed relatively more negative attitudes toward blacks.
All this really tells me is that some white folk adopt the attitudes other white folk model.
I’m ready to regard the study itself as racist.
Continue reading Racism study has the wrong people smiling.
A few days ago, in the “smoke pit” awaiting entry to the homeless shelter where I stay, I sat facing a choice of whether to feel good or feel bad. I allowed myself to stay in that state for some time so as to examine it. As I’ve observed many times in the past, it proved to be, apparently, a completely arbitrary choice.
This really puzzled, and puzzles me. Choosing to feel good creates light. Choosing to feel bad creates darkness. There is so much “darkness” in the world, and I want to understand how it comes about. Can it really be as simple as a wholly arbitrary choice? Continue reading Choosing to feel good is not a no-brainer
Donald Trump is a bellicose man, who surrounds himself with bellicose men.
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Laying hands on the sick is mentioned many times in the New Testament, and was a common practice in the early church.
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