If I have to choose between Depeche Mode and The Cure, I'd choose The Cure instantly. But seeing Prince-Beyonce-The Cure-and Portishead on the same lineup is impossible. I'd cry at every single headliner and drown my sorrows with dollar grilled cheeses.
Post by Delicious Meatball Sub on Aug 11, 2014 16:32:45 GMT -5
Speaking of racists, I just saw this and thought it was really interesting/sad:
Hetey and Eberhardt, an associate professor of psychology, wanted to know whether making white people aware of racial disparities in incarceration would bolster or diminish their support for draconian policies.
Their first experiment unfolded at a train station near San Francisco. A white female researcher asked 62 white voters to watch a video containing mug shots of male inmates. Some of the participants saw a video in which 25 percent of the mug shots were of black men, while others saw a video in which the percentage of black men among the mug shots rose to 45 percent.
The participants then had an opportunity to sign a real petition aimed at easing the severity of California's three-strikes law. "It seemed like a great opportunity – a real-life political issue – to test this question of whether blacker prison populations lead people to accept these more punitive policies," Eberhardt said.
The results were clear. Over half of the participants who'd seen the mug shots with fewer black men signed the petition, whereas only 27 percent of people who viewed the mug shots containing a higher percentage of black inmates agreed to sign. This was the case regardless of how harsh participants thought the law was.