Hostility, threat and crime

  • Paperless_Pen

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    Jul 21, 2015 5:03 PM GMT
    Here are some reasons why race matters in this time period and there is still a long way to go. Racial inequality is one of them. Stereotype is another.

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22730300-200-how-unknown-prejudices-can-dictate-your-actions-in-a-crisis/

    NewScientistConcepts about people and groups are stored in the brain’s temporal lobes. Through these networks, the term “black male” calls up concepts of hostility, threat and crime in the minds of many Americans. This stereotype information then feeds into the medial frontal cortex toward the front of the brain, where it is integrated into a first impression of the person. This all happens in a moment. In the case of police officers responding to a call, that moment is when they first hear a description from their dispatcher.


    NewScientistLet’s consider the Rice case. Police were dispatched to the park after a 911 caller reported a “guy with a pistol… he’s pointing it at everybody”. The caller also noted, “it’s probably fake” and “he’s probably a juvenile” – details reportedly not conveyed to the officers. And, of course, Rice was black. This was one of the details the dispatcher who took the 911 call sought to establish, insistently. Skin colour is an important identifier, of course, but “black” also suggests a profile. To the dispatcher, race seemed to be critical for constructing the scene: black, male, gun.
  • metta

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    Jul 21, 2015 5:16 PM GMT
    Fascinating article. Thanks for posting.
  • Paperless_Pen

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    Jul 21, 2015 6:20 PM GMT
    I know this link is rubbish and it is the Daily Fail or the Right Wing in Britain

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2633110/How-black-AND-gay-help-avoid-discrimination-Researchers-stereotypes-cancel-out.html

    From the source:

    http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S40/00/87A28/index.xml?section=topstoriesBut the negative attributes of the two stereotypes can cancel one another out for gay black men in the employment context, according to research by a Princeton University graduate student in sociology, challenging the commonly held idea that membership in multiple marginalized groups leads to more discrimination than being a member of a single such group.


    We need to break stereotypes. It becomes a vicious circle. We need more black men in top jobs.

    http://www.blackenterprise.com/career/jobs-stem-science-tech-black-male-employment/

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    Jul 22, 2015 3:12 AM GMT
    Paperless_Pen saidHere are some reasons why race matters in this time period and there is still a long way to go. Racial inequality is one of them. Stereotype is another.

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22730300-200-how-unknown-prejudices-can-dictate-your-actions-in-a-crisis/

    NewScientistConcepts about people and groups are stored in the brain’s temporal lobes. [quote][cite]QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HERE[/cite]Through these networks, the term “black male” calls up concepts of hostility, threat and crime in the minds of many Americans
    . This stereotype information then feeds into the medial frontal cortex toward the front of the brain, where it is integrated into a first impression of the person. This all happens in a moment. In the case of police officers responding to a call, that moment is when they first hear a description from their dispatcher.


    NewScientistLet’s consider the Rice case. Police were dispatched to the park after a 911 caller reported a “guy with a pistol… he’s pointing it at everybody”. The caller also noted, “it’s probably fake” and “he’s probably a juvenile” – details reportedly not conveyed to the officers. And, of course, Rice was black. This was one of the details the dispatcher who took the 911 call sought to establish, insistently. Skin colour is an important identifier, of course, but “black” also suggests a profile. To the dispatcher, race seemed to be critical for constructing the scene: black, male, gun.
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  • FuerteC

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    Jul 22, 2015 8:57 PM GMT
    No need for bullying, Chulo.