After reading about gender-bias and conversation dominance in the classroom, I asked for a peer to observe a physics class I was teaching and keep track of the discussion time I was giving to various students along with their race and gender. In this exercise, I knew I was being observed and I was trying to be extra careful to equally represent all students―but I STILL gave a disproportionate amount of discussion time to the white male students in my classroom (controlling for the overall distribution of genders and races in the class). I was shocked. It felt like I was giving a disproportionate amount of time to my white female and non-white students.
Even when I was explicitly trying, I still failed to have the discussion participants fairly represent the population of the students in my classroom.
This is a well-studied phenomena and it’s called listener bias. We are socialized to think women talk more than they actually do. Listener bias results in most people thinking that women are ‘hogging the floor’ even when men are dominating.
Anonymous said: Yo I never really understood why racists are so terrified of Ebola until I read about how one transmission vector is fecal-oral contact. Then it all clicked. I'd be scared of Ebola too if I spent all day, every day, eating just pounds and pounds of human shit.
It’s all coming together now.
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J Dilla - Flowers
There’s just this overwhelming sense of calm when I listen to J Dilla
Today in Hip Hop History:
Michael Larsen better known as Eyedea died in his sleep October 16, 2010 R.EYE.P.
Science has proven that:
- Humans have auras
- Humans have organs that sense energy
- We inherit memories from our anscestors
- Meditation repairs telomeres in DNA, which slows the process of aging.
- Compassion extends life
- Love is more than just an emotion
- Billions of other universes exist
- Meditation speeds healing
This is cool. I’d like to see sources though.
Death Grips / / Hacker
The Intelligent Rapper Interview
Killer Mike Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1
I always appreciated Killer Mike. He made me look at what’s going on in Ferguson in a different light. I’m not going to expand on that on here but this was a really good interview.
The more I hear Killer Mike talk, the more I love him. If you like hearing knowledgeable, passionate, and inspirational people talk, listen to Killer Mike.
Listen: Run The Jewels - Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck) (featuring Zack De La Rocha): Hooooooooly shit. Run The Jewels are taking no prisoners with this one. "Where my thuggers and my cripples and my bloodles and my brothers? When you niggas gonna unite and kill the police, motherfuckers?" is a line which is oh-so pertinent to American right now. With every new track Killer Mike and El-P drop, it seems like RTJ2 is going to be an iconic, zeitgeist-riding album when it’s released on October 27th.
I. CAN’T. FUCKING. WAIT.
|Me:||I have a cough, my throat's sore and my head hurts.|
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adeventute time helped me get over my last breakup no fuckin joke i shit u not
literally adventure time knows their shit
valuable life lesson
Okay, but let’s not forget that this episode was about Finn getting lost in the pillow fort, spending an entire life there, forming a family, growing old, and almost dying, only for the whole thing to have taken place in a few minutes.
What the fuck is this show