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  • Male Doctors, Female Nurses: Subconscious Stereotypes Hard to Budge

    09/15/2016 11:04:32 AM PDT · by garyb · 38 replies
    Live Science ^ | 6/20/2016 | Stephanie Pappas
    When people are given two names, Jonathan and Elizabeth, and asked who is a doctor and who is a nurse, the respondents typically say that each is equally likely to be in either profession. But experiments based on how quickly people link the names with the jobs reveal that people's brains run on stereotype: The individuals are much more likely to associate Jonathan, a man, with doctoring, and Elizabeth, a woman, with nursing. This kind of implicit association, or subconscious pairing based on stereotype, is well-known in psychology. But now, researchers find that even after people are directly told that...
  • Task Force to Help Fight Muslim Stereotypes at Virginia Commonwealth U. VCU

    05/26/2016 7:54:09 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 15 replies
    WWBT NBC News 12 Richmond VA ^ | 25 May 2016 | Allison Norlian WWBT NBC News 12
    Task force to help fight Muslim stereotypes at VCU Published:Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 1:11 pm EDT Updated:Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 1:53 pm EDT By Allison Norlian RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Multiple departments at VCU came together and created a “Muslim Advocacy Task Force,” in order to combat stereotypes against Muslims and hatred towards the Islamic culture. The school started the task force after increased hostility towards Muslim students on campus because of terrorist attacks like those in Paris, Belgium, and San Bernadino. Those attacks and other international terror threats instilled fear in many people across the United States - fear...
  • The Abortion Stereotype

    01/03/2015 5:44:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 37 replies
    ny times ^ | JAN. 2, 2015 | RAZIB KHAN
    DAVIS, Calif. — IT’S been widely observed that in recent elections men have leaned Republican and women Democratic. A key element of that gender gap is often assumed to be a difference in attitudes to women’s reproductive rights. The perception that men and women have divergent views on abortion has persisted over time. The line popularized by Gloria Steinem that “if men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament” proposes that a male-female divide over this social issue is more or less a biological given. The polling confounds such stereotypes. The General Social Survey, which has been tracking American...
  • Go deeper than tea party stereotype

    10/25/2013 1:39:58 PM PDT · by ancientart · 7 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | October 24, 2013 | Art Marmorstein
    Last week, professor of law and psychology Dan Kahan added a couple of fascinating posts to the Yale law school Cultural Cognition Project blog. Kahan’s work focuses on the correlation between science comprehension ability and factors like educational attainment, religious conviction and political ideology. Kahan recently noted that his latest study showed that, to his surprise, those who affiliate with the tea party movement tend to be slightly better than average at science reasoning. But then came the fascinating part of the post: Kahan's comment that he didn’t know a single person who identified with the tea party and his...
  • Business Owner Depicts Obama as Witch Doctor (N.J. Clothier's Halloween Critique of Obamacare)

    10/14/2012 1:15:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 1 replies
    WABC ^ | Tuesday, October 09, 2012 | Jen Maxfield
    Business owner depicts Obama as witch doctor SPRING LAKE, N.J. (WABC) -- A business owner in Spring Lake, New Jersey has put up a window display for Halloween which depicts President Barack Obama as a witch doctor. The display in a window of Skuby & Co. Lifestyle Clothing in Spring Lake includes an image of the president's head superimposed on the body of a witch doctor above the word "ObamaCare." There's a tombstone featuring a picture of the president with a stethoscope and the inscription, "I Told You I Was Sick." A mannequin also wears a hat with a derogatory...
  • This Is Bob - Bob Is a Racist

    08/27/2012 10:45:03 AM PDT · by Bikkuri · 48 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Star53
    Vid is self explanatory..
  • (Playing The Race Card) Commentary: You’re Going to Celebrate BHM With Fried Chicken, Really?

    02/19/2012 7:45:45 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 94 replies
    BET ^ | Feb 16, 2012 | Danielle Wright
    Commentary: You’re Going to Celebrate BHM With Fried Chicken, Really? Is Black History Month turning into a stereotypical holiday? I love Black History Month because it serves as a time to acknowledge the contributions of little-known Black inventors, learn the struggles of Black ancestors and celebrate the victories of how far Black people have come as a whole. Companies, schools, churches and organizations across the country organize events to pay tribute, but is there an appropriate way to honor Black History Month? After recent reports in the news, I’m thinking the answer to that question may be "yes." In a...
  • Stereotype Dispelled.

    04/17/2011 7:47:25 PM PDT · by Chaffer · 5 replies
    Congressman James Clyburn seeks to dispell a common urban stereotype.
  • In E-Mails, NYC Pushes for Mosque Near Ground Zero

    12/24/2010 10:45:55 AM PST · by pinstripes715 · 6 replies · 2+ views
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office worked behind the scenes to help the organizers of a mosque and community center near ground zero, intervening with city administrators to get a temporary prayer service permit and having an official ghostwrite a letter to community leaders.
  • Tea Party Express Rally Attendees Don't Fit Left's Definition of Conservative

    04/06/2010 2:08:10 PM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 4 replies · 348+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 4-6-10 | Bob McCarty
    Assemble 500 people at a rally and affix the words "Tea Party" to it, and people on the left will level accusations of racism, violence and the like. Interviews with three people attending the Tea Party Express III rally in St. Charles, Mo., allowed me to dispel those same tea party stereotypes.
  • The Id Of The Fox Right (Andrew Sullivan says WE are racist)

    07/30/2009 11:30:47 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 35 replies · 1,981+ views ^ | 30 Jul 2009 11:34 am | Andrew Sullivan
    Here it is, a fascinating glimpse into the actual attitudes and beliefs of a segment of American society, the part that strongly disapproves of Obama, the Palin base, the Fox News core. The full email from Boston police officer Justin Barrett is after the jump. I note two things that stand out to me. The first is the crudeness of the racism. "Banana-eating jungle monkey" is the baseline description of Gates, coupled, as it always is, with "I am not a racist". He also thinks it's real cool to use "ax" instead of "ask". Then this description of policing in...
  • ****The Official Friday Silliness Thread****

    07/11/2008 5:52:44 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 208 replies · 524+ views
    What could be sillier than.... I A stereotype is a simplified and/or standardized conception or image with specific meaning, often held in common by people about another group. A stereotype can be a conventional and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image, based on the assumption that there are attributes that members of the other group hold in common. Stereotypes are sometimes formed by a previous illusory correlation, a false association between two variables that are loosely if at all correlated. Some stereotypes could be offensive.... Stereotypes may be positive or negative in tone. They are typically generalizations based on minimal or...
  • (Raider Nation) NFL Team's Attire Holds Gang Appeal

    09/02/2007 9:32:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies · 7,542+ views ^ | Saturday, September 1, 2007 | JOHN F. BERRY
    NFL team's attire holds gang appeal 10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, September 1, 2007 By JOHN F. BERRY The Press-Enterprise SAN BERNARDINO - The Oakland Raiders, a dozen years after fleeing Los Angeles, finished the 2006 regular season with a 2-14 record -- the worst in the NFL. Despite the teams' embarrassing performance, silver-and-black attired Raider Nation fans significantly outnumber any other sports team appearing daily at the main San Bernardino County courthouse in downtown San Bernardino. Criminal gang prosecutors are unimpressed. "Generally speaking, those wearing Raiders gear in Southern California are associated with gangs," said Cheryl Kersey, who leads...
  • Snoop Dogg wants a world without guns

    12/28/2006 8:20:42 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 62 replies · 1,352+ views (New Zealand) ^ | 12/28/06 | n/a
    The rapper - who was arrested in October for possession of drugs and a firearm - wishes the planet could be free of guns so no more lives could be unnecessarily cut short. [LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS: Snoop Dogg, who was arrested in October for possession of a firearm, has called for a world gun amnesty.] He said: "I would like everyone to be able to put down their guns. Guns are not good. When I was growing up I knew my life could be taken in a second by a gun." In October, Snoop was stopped by police for...
  • Latino Immigrants Come to the U.S. with Negative Stereotypes of Black Americans, New Study Shows

    07/14/2006 6:56:42 PM PDT · by srotaG adirolF · 117 replies · 2,641+ views
    Duke University News and Communications ^ | Monday, July 10, 2006 | Kelly Gilmer
    Latino Immigrants Come to the U.S. with Negative Stereotypes of Black Americans, New Study Shows How Latino immigrants relate to blacks and whites -- and how those groups relate to Latinos -- has implications for the social and political dynamic of the South, says political scientist Paula McClain Durham, N.C. -- Latinos bring negative stereotypes about black Americans to the U.S. when they immigrate and identify more with whites than blacks, according to a study of the changing political dynamics in the South. The research also found that living in the same neighborhoods with black Americans seems to reinforce, rather...
  • The Raspberry Statement [Powerline reviews the anti-American(?) Pepsico speech, long but good]

    05/19/2005 10:06:28 AM PDT · by 68skylark · 12 replies · 690+ views
    Powerline Blog ^ | May 19, 2005 | Scott Johnson
    We have been inundated with messages responding to our posts on the graduation remarks by PepsiCo president Indra Nooyi at the Columbia Business School MBA recognition ceremony of this past Sunday. Many readers (approximately a third) have written to comment that, unlike our rapporteur -- graduating Columbia MBA Wes Martin -- they did not find Ms. Nooyi's remarks objectionable. I am grateful that PepsiCo posted the remarks today (together with the accompanying statement) and that we can all determine the issue for ourselves based on "the ocular proof." The Harvard-Yale game this year was played in Cambridge. Consistent with some...
  • Promoting stereotypes (Islam demands PC)

    04/24/2005 4:36:17 PM PDT · by Imnotalib · 5 replies · 323+ views ^ | 4-25-05 | Scott Norvell
    Promoting Stereotypes The Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations has forced a bank to apologize for an economist's use of the term mullah in a report on the global economy. In an issue of his Monthly Indicator report, Jeff Rubin of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce wrote: "The first two oil shocks were transitory, as political events encouraged oil producers to seize full sovereignty over their resources and temporarily restrict supply. This time around there won't be any tap that some appeased mullah or sheik can suddenly turn back on." CAIR said such language promotes stereotypes of Muslims and Arabs...
  • Portrayal of feminists is hurtful, stereotyped in light of their work

    02/17/2005 6:09:35 AM PST · by rface · 28 replies · 895+ views
    The INDEX - Truman State University ^ | Thursday, February 17, 2005 | Dana Kuhnline
    "Shaving your legs makes them all itchy and bumpy, and the hair grows back the next day anyway." In response to the recent anti-feminist column in the Feb. 10 issue of the Index that uncreatively accused feminists of being anti-science, anti-male and, in the tradition of Rush Limbaugh, ugly and hairy, I would like to point out several reasons why one might choose to be a feminist. First of all, while I might be willing to concede that, as a woman, my pathetic visual-spatial abilities will never allow me to place in the visual-spatial Olympics, I don't understand why they...
  • How to Oppose Liberal Intolerance

    08/11/2004 7:40:13 AM PDT · by albertp · 14 replies · 974+ views ^ | August 11, 2004 | Lawrence Auster
    How to Oppose Liberal Intolerance By Lawrence Auster | August 11, 2004 The double standard may well be the most characteristic feature of the leftist cultural order under which we now live. A particularly revealing instance of the double standard was the media's wall-to-wall obsession with the Abu Ghraib abuses, combined with its refusal to show the tape of the savage beheadings of innocent Americans by Islamist killers. While conservatives complain endlessly (one might even say boringly) about the double standard, however, they have signally failed to understand it. One explanation may be that today's leftists deceptively describe their...
  • Howard Dean’s Vision & Confederate Flags

    11/05/2003 6:56:08 AM PST · by The Rant · 8 replies · 127+ views
    The Washington Dispatch ^ | November 5, 2003 | Frank Salvato
    The Democratic Party of today loves to take credit for all of the progress that the civil rights movement had to offer. They count John F. Kennedy and his brother Bobby among those who spearheaded the movement as well as Lyndon Johnson and his welfare initiatives. Seldom do they mention George Wallace and Lester Maddox, both of whom were Democratic Governors from the South, one from Georgia and one from Alabama. They seldom mention them because they were bumps in the road for the civil rights movement, big, bigoted, pointy-hat wearing bumps in the road. Wallace later “saw the light”...