But a recent psychological study suggests a simpler explanation. Its core idea is what you might call “oppression creep” or, more neutrally, “prevalence-induced concept change.” The more progress we observe, the greater the remaining injustices appear. We seem incapable of keeping a concept stable over time when the prevalence of that concept declines. In a fascinating experiment, participants were provided with a chart containing a thousand dots that ranged along a spectrum from very blue to very purple and were asked to go through and identify all the blue dots. The study group was then broken in two. One subgroup was shown a new chart with the same balance of purple and blue dots as the first one and asked to repeat the task. Not surprisingly, they generally found the same number of blue dots as they did on the first chart. A second subgroup was shown a new chart with fewer blue dots and more purple dots. In this group, participants started marking dots as … [Read more...] about Is There a Way to Acknowledge America’s Progress?
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But I don’t think it will. Ricky Gervais’s Golden Globes speech was one sign. This is another. The tide is turning: people are sick to death of woke; those who are still obsessed with identity politics and trigger warnings and snowflake culture are looking more and more ridiculous; and lots of people who were playing the woke game because it was fashionable and gave them a sense of belonging are now starting to see the error of their ways. … [Read more...] about WATCH: ‘Will This Kill My Career?’ Actor Laurence Fox Come Out as Pro-Trump!
That’s correct. I believe too much of the media in Washington, D.C., is viewing candidates’ chances against Trump through a left-versus-right spectrum, or a sliding scale, in which if they nominate Biden they can win middle America, but if they nominate someone too far left they will risk alienating those voters. I don’t view it that way. The reason that, in my opinion, Biden is vulnerable—perhaps more vulnerable than other Democrats in the race [against] Trump—is that I have watched congressional races for the last twelve years, and, over and over again, I have seen candidates with long paper trails and voting records get picked apart for every comment they made twenty or thirty years ago. And that’s what is happening at the moment. … [Read more...] about What the Democrats’ Turn Leftward Means for the Party’s Chances in 2020
The new version of “Party of Five,” which comes 20 years after the original went off the air, centers on the Acosta family of five siblings who are thrust into raising themselves and each other when their parents are deported back to Mexico. In putting together the writers’ room as well as the crew on the show, Lippman said it became imperative to reflect back to the actors voices and faces that resembled their own. A story of deportation may not be Lippman’s own personal story, she shared, but the immigration story is everyone’s, and she felt a responsibility to get it right. … [Read more...] about ‘Party of Five’ Co-Creator on ‘Humbling’ Moment of Staffing Freeform Reboot
Christina Oxenberg — a cousin to the British royal family and sister of Catherine Oxenberg — has recalled an odd encounter with Ghislaine Maxwell, in which Jeffrey Epstein’s notorious gal pal had a ladies’ tea party in her underwear and bra, while fanning herself with a copy of Vogue. … [Read more...] about Royal cousin Christina Oxenberg says Ghislain Maxwell threw semi-nude tea party, abused dog