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Just for Fun: Frat Boy Idiocy and Racial Negligence

February 18, 2010 by


Since whites are the majority, they feel as though this is their country (house) and they can do whatever (within the parameters of the law, of course) they damn well please. Many of them possess the notion that minorities are just renters or tenants– they have no ownership in this great country built by white […]

Semantics of “Reflect”

February 15, 2010 by


In discussions of identity politics, folks often use the verb “reflect.” “Reflect on your experiences as a transvestite hooker” “How does your work reflect the mixed race experience” It’s such a lazy, hazy word when used in the progressive, identity politics context. For me it always triggers images of Mulan staring at her face in […]

The Right Personality for Grad School

February 11, 2010 by


I was just reading a NY Times Article on  medical school and they are talking about the best way to determine success. Shockingly, it’s not through the dreaded MCAT. According to a recent study in The Journal of Applied Psychology, there is another kind of exam that may be more predictive of how successful students […]

A Metaphor of Memory Systems: Paper Filing and Episodic and Semantic Memory

February 9, 2010 by


The different emotions we have, the things we learn are momentum shifts. The more a certain shift happens, the shift is reported by our appropriate brain systems.   The brain system’s paperwork, usually written on very thin tracing paper, piles on to a folder that absorbs that certain shift.  After a huge number of those […]