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    Forgery suspect killed by cop restricting his airway

    Exactly. They are suspected more, accused more, convicted more ... so in this case the data is biased in itself. So anyone who cites this flawed statistics is not really proving a point, because the data itself is biased.
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    Forgery suspect killed by cop restricting his airway

    Yes, that WAS my point ! When people cite crime rates based on race, they make it racist. When it is actually socioeconomic factors. Blacks are not more violent and crime prone. Poorer people are. Blacks happen to be poorer than the other races. And the reason there is more crime in the lower...
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    Forgery suspect killed by cop restricting his airway

    Thanks for the (unnecessary) pronunciation lesson. I am fully aware of the tons of Research behind subconscious bias. I teach it. So again, not sure what the point is :confused:
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    Forgery suspect killed by cop restricting his airway

    True. Also, many people do not realise that bias is subconscious. And that all races have it. Studies show that even blacks subconsciously think that they are predisposed to crime and violence etc etc. Because that's what has been implied (explicitly and implicitly) for centuries, and millennia...
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    Forgery suspect killed by cop restricting his airway

    Not sure their regret would be for Floyd. It would be more like self pity because they lost their jobs and were tried/prosecuted for murder. These people typically use the argument of "It happens", or that "There was no other way". A "good" shooting, they call it. As if ANY shooting could be...
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    Forgery suspect killed by cop restricting his airway

    When you see a poor defenseless man die a horrible death, because of the subconscious bias, racism and bigotry of police officers, you feel grief, even though you don't know the victim, or the offender. Human beings have empathy (or are supposed to, anyway!) We can feel immense grief, sadness...
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    Forgery suspect killed by cop restricting his airway

    Exactly !! Socioeconomic status is the variable, not race !
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    Forgery suspect killed by cop restricting his airway

    Actually I think they realise this very well. And they are terrified of it ! Hence the distraction and what-about-ery.
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    How to change the mind of the wingnuts - psychology

    A lot of it is just in-group conformance. The group you identify with, and feel that you belong to etc, is the group whose ideas and philosophy you want to share. And this is not some average or moderate position. It has to be an extreme position, in order to differentiate you from the other...
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    Forgery suspect killed by cop restricting his airway

    And I was talking about the murder of George Floyd. Which happened BEFORE the protests. As a matter of fact, it was the reason FOR the protests ;)
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    Forgery suspect killed by cop restricting his airway

    George Floyd's murder and the protests that followed it are the "same" incident ?!
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    Forgery suspect killed by cop restricting his airway

    Thats classic what-about-ery. Distracting with other incidents.
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    Forgery suspect killed by cop restricting his airway

    Not just the smirk, the whole casual attitude he had when there was a man struggling below him ... there was no stress, nothing. It was cold blooded.
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    Forgery suspect killed by cop restricting his airway

    So if someone has pre-existing health conditions, its all right to manhandle him, and murder him. But if he does not, then you need to be extra careful. Funny, I would have thought just the opposite would make rational sense !
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    Forgery suspect killed by cop restricting his airway

    Isn’t it funny and pathetic, that while the whole world can clearly see the racist murder for what it was, the right-wing bigot friendlies still insist that the guy died because of pre-existing conditions ?! And that everything else is a huge conspiracy?! The human mind is strange … when it...
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    When one is depressed is it true one turns inward. Is that necessary. Is it good to do so.

    Welcome. I am new here as well ... was an active member of IIDB ages ago, need to get used to the new forum :) I suffer from frequent depression and anxiety too, although so far they have not been debilitating. I am 48. My mom, who died recently, had several issues with anxiety and depression as...
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    Women Aren't Leaders

    The bias goes much deeper than that. It's not just women, but all minority or discriminated groups, the "other" group, so to speak. If a woman, or minority group Leader, is aggressive or abusive, it's all "women" or all of that "group" who are bad bosses or Leaders. If it's a man or any other...
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    When one is depressed is it true one turns inward. Is that necessary. Is it good to do so.

    The human spirit is tremendously resilient. Happiness research has shown that even after the worst personal tragedies or losses, people get back to their normal levels of happiness after a few months. But remember, we evolved in hunter gatherer tribes, a huge extended family. We were never...
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    Forgery suspect killed by cop restricting his airway

    Bias is a subconscious thing, and it is very deeply ingrained in us. Tons of studies to prove it. If it does not happen consciously, then there is no way to consciously stop it. The only way to do so is to De-Bias. We have to figure out how to do it in an effective way. Kahneman won a Nobel...
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