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Running racism in America thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Scout, May 26, 2020.

  1. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    This coming from a guy who's school brags of the circus major at his school?
  2. Donny in his element

    Donny in his element Well-Known Member

    I’ve never heard that. I’ll be interested to read more about it if you can share the link.
  3. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    FSU, right?

    The FSU Flying High Circus
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

  5. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Can we just agree most college traditions are weird and kinda cult-like, with Texas A&M probably the leader in the clubhouse for nonsense?
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  6. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I found this fascinating. I didn't know anything about it, until a friend put me onto it. Teacher in small town in Iowa in 1968 did a classroom experiment that became a controversy to teach kids about prejudice and hatred. This must have been filmed later or in a subsequent year. The story below explains it all. The video itself, even if it is edited or it was staged (I don't know), is still pretty fascinating.

    Lesson of a Lifetime | Science | Smithsonian Magazine
  7. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Wow, it’s so insightful. I just met with an 80 yr old potential client who was African American and we talked about how no one can ever understand what it’s like to be a minority simply because of your skin color unless you are one; your spouse (who isn’t) simply doesn’t feel it as you do.
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  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    There was a similar school experiment done the year before at a California high school to teach about the Holocaust.

    The Third Wave (experiment) - Wikipedia

    it was later made into a movie that would be frequently shown on the ABC After-School specials. It was an annual screening in my Hebrew School.
  9. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I remember them showing "The Wave" in my public school as well. I think it was in seventh grade.

  11. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

  12. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

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