White people lack empathy for brown people, brain research shows.

not surprised!

Restructure!

New research from the University of Toronto-Scarborough shows that white people’s mirror-neuron-system fires much less, if at all, when they watch people of colour performing motor tasks, and I’m not at all surprised. For years, I just assumed that this was true, and that someone just had to do a study to prove it.

After the United States invaded Iraq and massacred tens of thousands of Iraqis, worldwide terrorist recruitment skyrocketed, as well as terrorist attacks targetting the U.S. and coalition countries. Terrorist leaders cited the Iraq invasion and the deaths of Iraqis as the reason for the attacks. However, White Americans did not buy it, believing it to be a smokescreen for some other reason. It must be Islam, they reasoned, as they grasped at straws.

I then realized that the vast majority of White Americans could not empathize with brown people at a very basic…

View original post 923 more words

Advertisements

East Side United! Feeder Ride to CicLAvia with OPC, MBC, ESBC, & CCC

L.A.

O.V.A.S.

Image

EAST SIDE UNITED!!!
Come and join the east side on a feeder ride to CicLAvia!

With:

– MONTEBELLO BICYCLE COALITION
– OVARIAN PSYCO-CYCLES
– CRANKHEADS CYCLING CREW
– EASTSIDE BIKE CLUB
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Come and join OPC, MBC, CCC & ESBC on a feeder ride to CicLAvia this Sunday. We will be meeting up at “Parque De Mexico” at 9am and rolling out at 9:30!

*** “Parque De Mexico” is located in Lincoln Heights, across the street from Lincoln Park – (where the Zapata Statue is at) on MISSION AND VALLEY BLVD. Across the street from Lincoln Park and Chanos Restaurant! *** 

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

((*Montebello Bicycle Coalition:*))

The Montebello Bicycle Coalition (MBC) is a…

View original post 210 more words