Skip to comments.Interest in Arts Predicts Social Responsibility (??)
Posted on 08/28/2012 3:20:55 PM PDT by libh8er
They measured social tolerance by two variables:
Gender-orientation tolerance, measured by whether respondents would agree to having gay persons speak in their community or teach in public schools, and whether they would oppose having homosexually themed books in the library.
Racial tolerance, measured by responses regarding various racial and ethnic groups, including African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans. Eighty percent of the study respondents were Caucasian, LeRoux said.
The researchers measured altruistic behavior by whether respondents said they had allowed a stranger to go ahead of them in line, carried a stranger's belongings, donated blood, given directions to a stranger, lent someone an item of value, returned money to a cashier who had given too much change, or looked after a neighbor's pets, plants or mail.
"If policymakers are concerned about a decline in community life, the arts shouldn't be disregarded as a means to promote an active citizenry," LeRoux said. "Our positive findings could strengthen the case for government support for the arts."
The study was based on data from 2002, the most recent year in which the General Social Survey covered arts participation. LeRoux plans to repeat the study with results from the 2012 survey, which will include arts data.
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Didja ever wonder where the “science” students who got Fs went?
Wonder no more.
We are on the cusp of being branded intolerant, bigoted, haters, if we refuse to bend over and take it from a homosexual.
It won’t be long before the boy that fights off the gang rape gets expelled for a hate crime.
My professors taught me in college that people never lie to strangers who ask them personal questions. I also learned in college that statistics generated by gov't agencies are always true.
When the liberals bring the economy down to make everyone equal, there will be no more money for their arts programs. I wonder if that thought every occurs to them!
Feminazis don't want to read any books by patriarchal dead white males. So much for "diversity".
What does someone's sexual appetites have to do with their selection as a "community speaker" or "public school teacher"?
And "homosexual themed" books in a library? Like soft porno novels?
Um, not interested.
“Our positive findings could strengthen the case for government support for the arts.”
And.... the survey SAYS:
“Gimme mo money!”
Yup, that’s the one line summary of the whole article.
Arts $$$ only for politically correct art that puts money in the Identity Politics communities.
Real artists are on their own.
I see quite a few open calls for “artists under 25”, “womyn artists”, “african-american artists”, “hispanic artists”, “Islamic artists”...
Heterosexual male artists over 30 may be a minority of the “modern” art world but they still shouldn’t be discriminated against when it comes to grants and exhibitions.
Where is the like button on FR ? There are so many posts I want to ‘like’.. not just here but on FR in general.
Eegad, what a crock. The way down deep scum off the very bottom of the crock. Attitudes toward race & gender have absolutely nothing to do with altruism unless perhaps it is on an individual, personal, case by case basis.
The arts have absolutely no business sucking up public money, either.
“Gender-orientation tolerance, measured by whether respondents would agree to having gay persons speak in their community or teach in public schools,”
“and whether they would oppose having homosexually themed books in the library.”
—eeeeaaaahhh, but then I don’t really like ANY sexual things in public....
The researchers measured altruistic behavior by whether respondents said they had.....
-allowed a stranger to go ahead of them in line - check
carried a stranger’s belongings - check
donated blood - no (this is NOT an individual spontaneous issue, unless it actually IS for a loved 1)
given directions to a stranger - check
lent someone an item of value - definitely have lent things, but whether any were “of value” I’m not sure
returned money to a cashier who had given too much change - check
or looked after a neighbor’s pets, plants or mail. - check
Am I altruistic enough?
Heck, some years ago I even stopped off the highways to help people stranded.