Author: Pachacuti

Change In Warp Speed: On Acceptance and Civil Liberties In Our Time

It’s 1972 in America: “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face”, by Roberta Flack, tops the Billboard chart, The Godfather is released in cinemas, the Watergate scandal rocks the nation, the immaculate reception gives the Pittsburgh Steelers their first ever playoff win, and homosexuality can be found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association as a mental illness. To be sure, America has seen tremendous change in the last forty-four years. Perhaps none more surprising than the stark reversal in public opinion on the issue of homosexuality and same-sex marriage. In fact, in 1972, a...

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Mixed Mental Artist @wokecentrist Breaks Down Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell, an economist and political theorist wrote a book in 2005 called Black Rednecks and White Liberals, which delved deep into dispelling misconceptions about African Americans, Jews, Germans, slavery and education.  He looks into the development of black culture and the white liberals whose policies are inadvertently halting progress.   There is an essay which goes into what he calls “middlemen minorities” which have historically received the brunt of attempted genocide and discriminatory practices.  He re-examined the history of slavery as well as Germans and Nazism.  A critical eye is placed on Black education’s promising beginnings and its present...

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Red, Fight, and Blue

Today, petty political polarization renders the legislative arm of our government incapable of finding solutions to acute policy issues facing our nation. All too often: politicians resort to talking points that veil the big picture and oversimply inherently complex problems. Take the issue of immigration reform, for example, Democrats argue that we are a nation of immigrants, while Republicans counter that we are, first and foremost, a nation of laws. While both arguments have merit, placing the entire immigration debate within these artificial walls has no merit. These two notions, which claim to exclusively define the true essence of our...

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Civilized to Stress?

At first glance, the notion that the color of our thoughts can dye our very biology seems like a giant leap. Upon closer inspection, however, it doesn’t seem so far fetched. Take the placebo effect or the healing power of faith, for example. These are things that – for the most part – have no scientific explanation yet are common and predictable factors in our world. Recently, researchers have operationalized this notion by examining the effects of negative and positive emotions on key markers of human health. Indeed, negative emotions and cognitions including hopelessness, pessimism, and anger have not...

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