viernes, 16 de noviembre de 2018

The language you speak changes the colors you see


here wasn’t an English word for the color “orange” until 200 years after the citrus fruit of the same name arrived in Europe. Before then, the color was called by the two other colors that, when mixed, make orange: “yellow-red.”
This is just one striking example of the ways in which color categories are shaped by culture. Ancient languages, including Greek, Chinese, Hebrew, and Japanese, didn’t have a word for blue. And Russian speakers have two distinct category words for light blue vs dark blue: Something is never “blue,” in Russian, it’s either “siniy” (dark blue) or “goluboy” (light blue).
These words don’t simply reflect what we see, but multiple experiments suggest they influence our perception. In one recent study, published in Psychological Science and reported by the British Psychological Society, researchers showed groups of Greek, German, and Russian speakers (103 people in total) a rapid series of shapes, and were told to look out for a grey semi-circle. This semi-circle appeared alongside a triangle in different shades of blue and green, and participants later reported whether they saw a complete triangle, a slight or strong impression of the shape, or didn’t see it at all.
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El racismo antiblanco


l racismo antiblanco suele ser un tema tabú pero, ¿es una realidad o un mito? Analizamos casos reales y su reflejo en los medios estadounidenses, donde el racismo se vive con especial intensidad.
Por todos son conocidos los distintos tipos de discriminación que han aflorado a lo largo de toda la historia de la humanidad: desde la discriminación por sexo (machismohembrismo), por orientación sexual (homofobia), hasta la discriminación por raza o por lugar de procedencia (el racismo y xenofobia).

El caso de José Alberto Jiménez

Este joven, de 19 años y casi dos metros de altura, es jugador de baloncesto y, hasta este verano, ha jugado en el equipo del Unicaja de Málaga. Es a finales de julio de 2015 cuando a este joven le comunican su aceptación en el Eastern Florida State College(Estados Unidos). Allí, sin él saberlo, comenzará a vivir una auténtica pesadilla.
Es en Norteamérica dondeJosé Alberto empezó sus estudios de Psicología aplicada al deporte y el lugar en el que planeaba continuar su carrera como jugador de baloncesto; sin embargo, a su llegada se encontró con una muy desagradable sorpresa: su dormitorio apenas tenía un colchón viejo tirado en el suelo donde el joven tuvo que dormir durante siete días. Pero aquello era solo el principio de un sueño roto.
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sábado, 20 de octubre de 2018

George Soros, Fund Migrant Caravan?

© Oliver De Ros/Associated Press Migrants from a caravan heading north toward the United States waited on a bridge connecting Guatemala and Mexico on Friday

WHAT WAS SAID

“But a lot of money has been passing to people to come up and try and get to the border by Election Day, because they think that’s a negative for us. … They have lousy policy. The one thing, they stick together, but they wanted that caravan and there are those that say that caravan didn’t just happen. It didn’t just happen. A lot of reasons that caravan, 4,000 people.”
President Trump, at a campaign rally in Missoula, Mont. on Thursday

THE FACTS

This lacks evidence.
A caravan of migrants is traveling north toward Mexico and the United States — and prompting alarm and false claims from Mr. Trump and Rep. Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida.
 
There is no evidence that George Soros, a billionaire and major Democratic donor, paid thousands of migrants to “storm.” Nor is there evidence that Democrats support the effort, as Mr. Trump has said.
Mr. Gaetz is wrong about several things in his description of the video he posted.
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sábado, 13 de octubre de 2018

12 de octubre: ¡DÍA DE LA RAZA y san se acabó!

D. Cristóbal Colón descubriendo América, portando el estandarte real de Fernando e Ysabel.



in importarnos por lo que diga la INMUNDICIA del gobierno ilegítimo y fraudeamplista tupa-ZOG, hoy celebramos otro día más de la Raza, cuando el 12 de octubre de 1492, el gran Don Cristóbal Colón descubrió América, al haber sido en sus tres naves (Pinta, Niña y Santa María), ser guiado por Dios, para, como dice su nombre–Christóphorus Columbus–llevar el mensaje de N.S. Jesucristo al continente americano dominado por bárbaros paganos e idólatras, malvados que practicaban sacrificios humanos y eran atrasados que no conocían ni la rueda y la gran mayoría ni la escritura. 
Gracias a Cristóbal Colón y los conquistadores que vinieron después, como el gran Hernán Cortés conquistador de México y Francisco Pizzarro conquistador del Perú, y muchos más grandes HÉROES de la Hispanidad, es que hoy América es lo que es.
Si no fueran por ellos, los indígenas atrasados que vivían en la prehistoria, semidesnudos y revolcándose en el lodo, continuarían siendo subyugados y esclavizados por los despóticos aztecas e incas, cuyos reyes y sacerdotes malévolos se pasaban la vida realizando sacrificios humanos hacia bebés, niños, mujeres y hombres prisioneros o esclavos, sacándoles el corazón y arrojándoles su cuerpo desde lo alto de una pirámide escalonada. 
Ni que decir de que los CANÍBALES charrúas que asesinaron a Juan Díaz de Solís, el primer oriental, el verdadero fundador de este nuestro país, el Sagrado Uruguay; porque antes de nuestros antepasados, los conquistadores y exploradores, no había nada, nada más que barbarie, maldad e idolatría.
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The Prevalence of Hemorrhoids and Chronic Constipation - An Epidemiologic Study


en million people in the United States complained of hemorrhoids, corresponding to a prevalence rate of 4.4% (95% confidence interval, 4.2%- 4.6%) (17-20). Of these, approximately one third presented to physicians for evaluation, and an average of 1.5 million prescriptions were written annually for hemorrhoidal preparations. Although hemorrhoids were common, they rarely led to significant morbidity. Hospitalization for hemorrhoids occurred in only 12.9 (12.4-13.4) per million population (Table 1). 

 Distribution by Age, Sex, and Race 

 The age distribution of hemorrhoids demonstrated a hyperbolic pattern with a peak between age 45 and 65 yr and a subsequent decline after age 65 yr (Figure 1). The presence of hemorrhoids in patients aged ~20 yr was unusual. This pattern was similar for all measures of occurrence, i.e., prevalence, physician visits, and hospital discharges. By contrast, constipation was common in children, declined in frequency in middle age, and increased exponentially after age 65 yr (Figure 1). The two age distributions were significantly different when tested by x2 (p < 0.001). Male and female subjects demonstrated similar hyperbolic age distributions. No significant difference was evident in the occurrence of hemorrhoids between the sexes. According to statistics from the NDTI and NHDS, hemorrhoids were slightly more common in male than female subjects. In the NHIS and the MSGP, hemorrhoids were more common in female than male subjects. 
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jueves, 11 de octubre de 2018

Racismo antiblanco en París contra la selección de Croacia

Selección de Croacia. /Foto: valeursactualles.com.
La oficina de Licra en París atacó al equipo croata, que consideran “incoloro”. La Licra es una organización que se supone que lucha contra el racismo. El domingo 15 de julio (de 2018), su federación parisina metió la pata. Con motivo de la final de la Copa del Mundo entre Francia y Croacia, Licra Paris publicó un mensaje en Facebook elogiando el aspecto “multicolor” del equipo francés y atacando a Croacia “dramáticamente uniforme” y “sin color”.
 “El partido de este día es histórica y sociológicamente muy relevante. El equipo multiétnico de Francia afronta esta tarde un partido con un equipo croata radicalmente uniforme con un juego monótono, incoloro, insípido. Francia ganará, recoge, acoge, entiende”.

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miércoles, 10 de octubre de 2018

Variations in Pastors’ Perceptions of the Etiology of Depression By Race and Religious Affiliation


Depression is a major, preventable problem in the United States, yet relatively few individuals seek care in traditional mental health settings. Instead, many choose to confide in friends, family, or clergy. Thus, it is important to discover how clergy perceive the definition of and etiology of depression. The author conducted a survey with 204 Protestant pastors in California. Multinomial logistic regression revealed a statistically significant difference in how depression is perceived based on race. Caucasian American pastors more readily agreed with the statement that depression was a biological mood disorder, while African American pastors more readily agreed that depression was a moment of weakness when dealing with trials and tribulations. Also, mainline Protestants more frequently disagreed with statements about spiritual causes of depression than Pentecostals and non-denominational pastors. The findings suggest that racial and religious affiliational influences shape how pastors view, and ultimately intervene, in the area of depression.


Introduction

When given a choice to turn to mental health professionals or clergy, many individuals turn to clergy first. In the National Cormorbidity Survey, Wang, Berglund, and Kessler found that a quarter of those who ever sought treatment for mental disorders did so from a clergy member. Clergy were contacted more often than psychiatrists or general medical doctors; psychiatrists and general practitioners were each contacted about one-sixth of the time (Wang et al. 2003). In a survey conducted <1 month after September 11th, approximately 60% of all the respondents said they would likely seek help from a spiritual counselor, compared to 45% of all the respondents who would likely seek help from their physician and 40% who would seek help from a mental health care professional. According to Milstein (2003), people do not choose these patterns of help-seeking because they are unaware of mental health care resources, but because they are more familiar with clergy, clergy do not charge fees, and less stigma is involved in discussing one’s personal problems with clergy (Milstein 2003).
In addition, the clergy are often first responders to crises. In a systematic research synthesis of the psychological literature on collaboration between clergy and mental health professionals (completed on journals between 1970 and 1999), Oppenheimer et al. (2004) found that one of the major themes identified in the literature was the recognition of clergy as frontline mental health workers. Clergy handle funeral arrangements, marital conflicts, and personal crises in the lives of parishioners and community members.
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sábado, 6 de octubre de 2018

JORDAN PETERSON: “NO HAY ABSOLUTAMENTE NADA MÁS RACISTA/SEXISTA” QUE EL CONCEPTO DEL PRIVILEGIO BLANCO/MASCULINO

n una reciente disertación, el aclamado profesor de psicología Canadiense expresó su rechazo a la doctrina del “privilegio masculino” y su análogo racista el “privilegio blanco”, como eslóganes neomarxistas orientados a despojar de derechos humanos a los varones y las personas de raza blanca por igual, con la excusa de estar “compensando desequilibrios históricos”.
La compensación de “desigualdades históricas” es curiosamente la misma excusa que utilizaron los nazis en los años 30s para justificar la persecución de los judíos, a quienes los nazis consideraban como una raza privilegiada que obtenía esta condición de privilegio oprimiendo a las demás, mediante la manipulación del sistema capitalista.
Según Peterson:
“Yo creo que la idea del privilegio blanco es absolutamente reprensible. (aplausos) Y no es porque la gente blanca no sea privilegiada. Tenemos todo tipo de privilegios. La mayor parte de la gente tiene privilegios de todo tipo y debés estar agradecido de tus privilegios y trabajar para merecerlos”.
El psicólogo continuó describiendo el proceso de “colectivización de la culpa” al que tienden los socialismos (tanto nacionalistas – en Alemania – como internacionalistas – en la Unión Soviética -).
“La idea de que podés culpar a un grupo étnico de un crímen colectivo, sin atención alguna a la culpabilidad o inocencia de los individuos que lo integran, creo que no hay absolutamente nada más racista que eso. Es absolutamente aberrante.” (aplausos).
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viernes, 21 de septiembre de 2018

White-out? Yale offers ‘Constructions of Whiteness’ course that critics call racist



ale University has launched a new course entitled ‘Constructions of Whiteness,’ which explores ideas of ‘whiteness.’ The Ivy League school’s initiative has not been met with universal approval, however. 
The undergraduate course at Yale aims to instill “an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of whiteness.” It is taught by Claudine Rankine, an award-winning Jamaican-born poet.

The spring 2018 semester class offers students a “discussion of whiteness as a culturally constructed and economic incorporated entity, which touches upon and assigns value to nearly every aspect of American life and culture,” according to its website.
The class is divided into eight topics about “whiteness,” including property, masculinity, femininity, speech, prosperity, spaces and imagination, according to College Fix, which claims to have obtained the syllabus.

Required reading includes Michael Kimmel’s ‘Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era,’ Richard Dyer’s ‘White: Essays on Race and Culture,’ and Richard Delgado and Jean Stefanic’s ‘Critical White Studies: Looking Behind the Mirror.’

Other readings include Hazel Carby’s ‘White Woman, Listen!’ Juliana Spahr’s ‘My White Feminism,’ and Rankine’s own work, ‘The White Card.’
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