Noah has a close encounter with a Triceratops
I Was Trying To Be Funny But It Came Out as Really Mean: A 5-part documentary starring me.
I Was Trying To Be Loving And Supportive But I Probably Overstepped My Boundaries And Came Off as Creepy: a feature-length film with two sequels and a TV series adaption.
I Was Trying To Tell You I Relate To Your Difficult Situation But It Probably Sounded Like I Was Making It All About Me: a novel saga with several side book adaptions and a movie.
WHY ARE NONE OF YOU FUCKERS FLIPPING SHIT?!?
NASA HAS DECLARED PLUTO A PLANET AGAIN
IT HAS MOONS!!!!! IT HAS MOONS!!!!!!!
WHAT. WHAT! PLUTO YOU FUCKING DID IT!
VIVA LA PLUTO, YOU DID IT!!!
I can’t find a source. Does anyone have any? I won’t believe it until I get a source.
this is like my fave joke
okay that shit was good.
When Utah residents saw 22-year-old Darrien Hunt carrying a toy sword, they called police who shot and killed him. But when 22-year-old Joseph Kelley carried an assault rifle to a JC Penney store in Utah, he walked out without a scratch on his body. They were both the same age. Both in the same state. But only one was considered “suspicious.” And you still believe America is color blind?
The guy had a blunt sword, part of a costume. Was leaving a cos-play event.
Utah is horrible.
I’ve attended a neurological congress yesterday and it touched this topic as well.
It actually goes far deeper than just superficial discrimination. Objects in the hand of a black man are much more frequently seen as dangerous (whether being actual weapons or not) than in the hands of a white man. Futhermore the face of a black man activates areas correlated with fear much more often than that of a white man.
And before you start throwing poo: this effect was observed both in caucasian as in african populations.
It’s not just America that is color blind, somehow something forces almost everyone of us to think more negatively about people with dark skin. Without even realising it, we’re all racists.
Now this doesn’t mean that discrimination is incurable. Neuroplasticity is absolutely able to get rid of patterns like these. My bet is that it’s the direct environment that teaches children’s brains these associations. But it’s also the movies, the press, the media. It’s a self-sustaining problem, for the people who teach us this biased view are inherently forced to have this biased view themselves. And they’re being completely blind to it. They don’t know better than that what they are showing us is the absolute truth.
What we need is two kinds of positive role models: Journalists and press-members who are aware of this problem and act upon it, and more dark skinned superheroes who save the day rather than be a sidekick or a supervillain.