Dunning-Kruger Applies to Racism

"More fundamentally, 'the research suggests that, even if motivational considerations were accounted for, there may be important cognitive hindrances to understanding and reducing [one's] prejudice.''Very prejudiced individuals may be genuinely unaware of their shortcomings because they lack the meta-cognition necessary to perceive them,' the researchers conclude."—Tom Jacobs, "The Most Racist People Are Also the Most … Continue reading Dunning-Kruger Applies to Racism

Book Review: “They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us” by Hanif Adburraqib

"Who is going to be brave enough to ask where home is, and seek out something else if they don't like the answer?" -Hanif Abdurraqib, "Under Half-Lit Fluorescents: The Wonder Years and the Great Suburban Narrative." in "They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us." Columbus, Ohio: Two Dollar Radio, 2017. Hanif Adburraqib writes beautifully. … Continue reading Book Review: “They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us” by Hanif Adburraqib

Peace Privilege

"She describes it as 'peace privilege,' approaching the world from a stability that allows for simplifications. There’s always a lot of denial going on when trauma interrupts our safe outlook on life. We know that people in general don’t want to see horror except in comfortable contexts (like fiction) so seeing human beings systematically torturing, … Continue reading Peace Privilege