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Posted 5/11/16 , edited 5/11/16
Is this person racist? Can somebody explain what is she trying to explain?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfpmJ9psiSk
She basing her argument on this.


Human brain recognizes and reacts to race, UTSC researchers discover
by April Kemick
The human brain fires differently when dealing with people outside of one’s own race, according to new research out of the University of Toronto Scarborough.
This research, conducted by social neuroscientists at U of T Scarborough, explored the sensitivity of the “mirror-neuron-system” to race and ethnicity. The researchers had study participants view a series of videos while hooked up to electroencephalogram (EEG) machines. The participants – all white – watched simple videos in which men of different races picked up a glass and took a sip of water. They watched white, black, South Asian and East Asian men perform the task.
Typically, when people observe others perform a simple task, their motor cortex region fires similarly to when they are performing the task themselves. However, the UofT research team, led by PhD student Jennifer Gutsell and Assistant Professor Dr. Michael Inzlicht, found that participants’ motor cortex was significantly less likely to fire when they watched the visible minority men perform the simple task. In some cases when participants watched the non-white men performing the task, their brains actually registered as little activity as when they watched a blank screen.
“Previous research shows people are less likely to feel connected to people outside their own ethnic groups, and we wanted to know why,” says Gutsell. “What we found is that there is a basic difference in the way peoples’ brains react to those from other ethnic backgrounds. Observing someone of a different race produced significantly less motor-cortex activity than observing a person of one’s own race. In other words, people were less likely to mentally simulate the actions of other-race than same-race people”
The trend was even more pronounced for participants who scored high on a test measuring subtle racism, says Gutsell.
“The so-called mirror-neuron-system is thought to be an important building block for empathy by allowing people to ‘mirror’ other people’s actions and emotions; our research indicates that this basic building block is less reactive to people who belong to a different race than you,” says Inzlicht.
However, the team says cognitive perspective taking exercises, for example, can increase empathy and understanding, thereby offering hope to reduce prejudice. Gutsell and Inzlicht are now investigating if this form of perspective-taking can have measurable effects in the brain.
The team’s findings are published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

http://ose.utsc.utoronto.ca/ose/story.php?id=2135
Posted 5/11/16 , edited 5/11/16
fake and gay
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yep it's fake and gay
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assumption: people''s empathy can be inferred from brain signals
study: group of white watched people of different races drink water, and their brain activity was lower when watching non-white.

yea, the study said nothing about sexual orientation, which the video claims affects one's view towards people of different races.

tl;dr: it's bs (the video, and likely the study too)
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I sat through that whole video and I don't feel as though I've gained anything.
How can so much obnoxious fit inside of one person?
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It's science so it must be true!
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assumption: people''s empathy can be inferred from brain signals
study: group of white watched people of different races drink water, and their brain activity was lower when watching non-white.

yea, the study said nothing about sexual orientation, which the video claims affects one's view towards people of different races.


Yeah, don't know how we got "Gay" apart from "There's a neurological reason Bad People JUST DON'T LIKE People Different From Themselves, and can't help reacting with horror and disgust!"

Which would certainly be paranoid and blame-shifting enough to be "Gay", but reverse-racist, too. So could go either way.
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My IQ level just insignificantly dropped by 10 points after watching 15 second of that video!
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Is this person racist? Can somebody explain what is she trying to explain?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfpmJ9psiSk
She basing her argument on this.


Human brain recognizes and reacts to race, UTSC researchers discover
by April Kemick
The human brain fires differently when dealing with people outside of one’s own race, according to new research out of the University of Toronto Scarborough.
This research, conducted by social neuroscientists at U of T Scarborough, explored the sensitivity of the “mirror-neuron-system” to race and ethnicity. The researchers had study participants view a series of videos while hooked up to electroencephalogram (EEG) machines. The participants – all white – watched simple videos in which men of different races picked up a glass and took a sip of water. They watched white, black, South Asian and East Asian men perform the task.
Typically, when people observe others perform a simple task, their motor cortex region fires similarly to when they are performing the task themselves. However, the UofT research team, led by PhD student Jennifer Gutsell and Assistant Professor Dr. Michael Inzlicht, found that participants’ motor cortex was significantly less likely to fire when they watched the visible minority men perform the simple task. In some cases when participants watched the non-white men performing the task, their brains actually registered as little activity as when they watched a blank screen.
“Previous research shows people are less likely to feel connected to people outside their own ethnic groups, and we wanted to know why,” says Gutsell. “What we found is that there is a basic difference in the way peoples’ brains react to those from other ethnic backgrounds. Observing someone of a different race produced significantly less motor-cortex activity than observing a person of one’s own race. In other words, people were less likely to mentally simulate the actions of other-race than same-race people”
The trend was even more pronounced for participants who scored high on a test measuring subtle racism, says Gutsell.
“The so-called mirror-neuron-system is thought to be an important building block for empathy by allowing people to ‘mirror’ other people’s actions and emotions; our research indicates that this basic building block is less reactive to people who belong to a different race than you,” says Inzlicht.
However, the team says cognitive perspective taking exercises, for example, can increase empathy and understanding, thereby offering hope to reduce prejudice. Gutsell and Inzlicht are now investigating if this form of perspective-taking can have measurable effects in the brain.
The team’s findings are published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

http://ose.utsc.utoronto.ca/ose/story.php?id=2135

Is Gazi racist?
Haha, yes. he refers to white women as "cave bitches".
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Posted 5/11/16 , edited 5/11/16
He's just mad he wasn't voted most common white girl...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuDKc_nshzs


Posted 5/11/16

FUCK! YOU! Now I going to have nightmares God where the bleach manga when I need it to bleach mine mind!
PS The Fifth Element was awesome
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FUCK! YOU! Now I going to have nightmares God where the bleach manga when I need it to bleach mine mind!
PS The Fifth Element was awesome


Haha
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Posted 5/11/16
"Everybody's a little bit racist"
Posted 5/12/16
Lol, what nonsense. Just goes to show you that even educated types can be fools.
Posted 5/12/16
I didn't read it so I'll just go with the safe side and say yes.
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