RACE RELATIONS BLOG: Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Karate Champ turns street vigilante on a pimp (video)

This is a video of a karate champ knocking out a pimp who is beating up a hooker. WATCH

"Uncle Cornbreads" Ass Of The Week

"Ummmmm Hmmmmm"

Three shot dead during Gaza pullout

An Israeli gunman has opened fire at a group of Palestinians in the West Bank, killing three people, as Israeli troops drag settlers from the Gaza Strip.
The incident has brought condemnation from both the Israeli Government and the Palestinian Authority, who believe it was an attempt to sabotage the Gaza pullout.
Settler Asher Weisgan, 38, seized a gun from a security guard at the gate of the Shiloh settlement and shot dead two Palestinian workers he was driving home from work at an industrial estate on the settlement.
He then turned the gun on nearby Palestinian workers, killing one and wounding two others.


Hip Hop trounces country and other genre in the music industry today. They said that Hip Hop was a fad...we always knew it was here to stay.


Think Fast

How many people will get this right? It's not that hard. Just use the tool between your two shoulders and you'll get it.

James has been working for Milton Brooks, Inc. for twelve years. Simon had joined the team three years later. James started four years before Carl. Carl and Michael were hired on the same day. Joe has just a year more seniority than Michael, but began two months after Travis. Travis started working for the company in 1994 and Steven quit in 1999, two years before James’ ten year anniversary. What year was Michael hired?

Race Affects How We Learn to Fear Others, Study Says

Race Affects How We Learn to Fear Others, Study Says
Stefan Lovgrenfor National Geographic News
July 28, 2005People have more difficulty getting over fear toward members of other races than toward those of their own race, a new study shows.
In the study, blacks and whites were shown images of both black and white men and given a mildly uncomfortable electric shock.
The participants were later shown the same images, this time without the shock. Researchers found that the participants dropped the fear they associated with people of their own race but continued to show fear of members of the other race.
The results suggest that how we learn fear is influenced by what social group we belong to.
"We'll more readily associate somebody of a group that's not our own with something negative, and that fear isn't changed by new information as readily as [it is] with somebody in our own social group," said Liz Phelps, a professor of psychology and neural science at New York University and a co-author of the study.
Phelps and colleagues say that the persistence of fear toward members of another race is a product of both evolutionary factors and cultural learning.

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Study: Race fears linger like dread of snakesResearchers find negative reactions may be changed with socialization


Getting to fear youRace drives persistence of fearBy William J. Cromie Harvard News Office