The last straw for certain things came with a Baltimore Sun front page banner headline:
Skepticism, despair as killings continue
Residents question city response; Four day death toll stands at 12.
I anticipate no response from Julia Craven, Jenee Desmond-Harris, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Stacey Patton, or Brittney Cooper.[*]
What was the last straw?
In short, it’s time for me to stop concerning myself with racism and race.
Continue reading Why racism no longer matters to me
… also known as psychopaths.
These individuals account for 1% of the general population, 25% of the prison population, and 50% of all crime. Put differently, 10% of the population commit 90% of the crime; but this one tenth of the criminals, commit five times as much crime.
Related: Loving the psychopath
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I am very excited about this.
This is, as far as I know, the first study to attempt to measure the degree of chaos in the home.
The researchers in an earlier-mentioned study (Related: Poor children have smaller brains) speculated that “poor families tend to live more chaotic lives, and that stress could inhibit healthy brain development.” The current study seems to indicate that it is directly so.
As of this writing, my hypothesis has become as follows: the chaos of a growing child’s environment causes comparatively more resources to be devoted to the limbic system and less to the cerebral cortex, resulting in a body with reduced capacity to learn.
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Related: Chaos overwhelms the poor
Related: Wisdom teaching in poor black homes
(Originally posted 2015-07-08; reblogged 10/13/16.)
Isn’t the expression, “differently abled” — ableist?
Continue reading Norms exist. Get over it.
This report provides real, hard numbers as to how much it actually costs to incarcerate someone.
It’s not a good idea.
See also: A negative return on investing in prisons
Originally posted 2015-04-15.
My God does not dole out rewards and punishments.
Continue reading Does God retaliate?