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What We Talk About When We Talk About Race

Young whites poring over books, memorizin’ but never learning And I wonder how the fuck they’ll justify genocide. “I…I was in the library, honest to God, I didn’t even know.” —From “The Library,” by Felipe Luciano of The Original Last Poets On March 7 of this year, my friend and I attended a screening of […]

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Mood affiliation and group loyalty in the arts

Some food for thought as we navigate public debates about gun control, taxation, and the value of the arts (emphasis mine):  [T]he study presents both observational and experimental data inconsistent with the hypothesis that political conservatism is distinctively associated with closed-mindedness: conservatives did no better or worse than liberals on an objective measure of cognitive […]

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