“I Don’t See Color”: Racism

Personally, few things are more infuriating when you can see that there is a problem and others can also see that there is a problem but the supervisor/teacher/parent/authority figure denies it or just claim not being aware of it. Sometimes, it's laziness. Sometimes, it's an "ignorance is bliss" defense but it is indefensible to those…

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1536504217742391

[Repost] Bad typography has ruined more than just the Oscars

https://youtu.be/eZSe4xVXHhI

[Repost] How to Test Your Emotional Maturity

https://youtu.be/tz7zxh9Bfow When the world hurts us, we mustn't first think of how to hurt it back.

[Repost] Opulence

https://youtu.be/jD-PbF3ywGo

[Repost] Bias in Medicine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TATSAHJKRd8

There's always this nebulous cloud of unease whenever I get invited to a discussion of race and privilege with a white person. At best, they could listen to what's being said and try to understand but at worst, it will devolve into a he said she said where everything is taken as a personal attack or a joke. This article puts that feeling into more definite terms.

Tolerance vs Acceptance

Within the past several decades, as people take an increasingly nuanced look at their identity, many more identities have risen to the public awareness. These different identities aren't new to the human race. There have been many representations of people identifying as queer and transgender etc. since people have existed. Whereas before, Western and specifically…

Othering and Purity Culture

I recently finished Pure, a book about the purity movement in evangelical Christianity (and beyond)and the psychological effects it has left on the generation of girls that grew up under it. It's a really good read and offered me a lot of insight into the minds of a community that I have always had a…

[Repost] Arousal Dissonance: Why Rape is Always Rape

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-q-tSHo9Ho&index=9&list=WL&t=758s

[Repost] How Dark Patterns Trick You Online

In this modern age, companies have more access than ever to their consumers. If you've heard about how businesses are built to psychologically encourage shoppers to spend more, then this is the online version of that. As you watch this video, think about the hundreds of emails that clutter a secondary email account and your…

November 2018 Quote of the Month

“The point is, there is no feasible excuse for what are, for what we have made of ourselves. We have chosen to put profits before people, money before morality, dividends before decency, fanaticism before fairness, and our own trivial comforts before the unspeakable agonies of others” 
                                                    ― Iain M. Banks, Complicity

4-Part Analysis of Invisible Man (Part 3)

[Synthesis with “Caged Bird” by Mary Angelou] I thought this poem was very representative of the IM’s internal dissonance in what he’s doing and in what he’s feeling. This something that we see throughout the book but in these hundred pages, we also see him assume another identity; one of a public speaker for the…

4-Part Analysis of Invisible Man (Part 2)

[Synthesis with Rudyard Kipling's "If"] I thought that this poem really fit with what’s going on in the story. It is also kind of ironic to apply this poem to Invisible Man when Rudyard Kipling is someone who also wrote “The White Man’s Burden” but that’s a topic for another time. Here, the poem is…

4-Part Analysis of Invisible Man (Part 1)

Originally written for my AP Lit class IM stands for the main character, the titular Invisible Man Each part of this series will cover material on approximately every 100 pages of the book, although there will be some overlap. [Battle Royal scene] The blacks in this society are treated as little more than circus monkeys,…