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Pribnow  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: My Album is on a Top 10 List of 2016

I'm about two minutes into Moving On, just bought the album.

Pribnow  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Hard truth about race on campus

I mean, I saw titles of individual publications by these individuals and they obviously do think it should be applied to conservative professors, but I don't see anything about race and it seemed like you were implying they believed it should be applied to conservative white professors to the exclusion of any other group in any other context (which I'm still not getting). I haven't had time to go through and familiarize myself with these people or their general dispositions, outlooks, and beliefs, maybe that's the problem.

Pribnow  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Hard truth about race on campus

"It's not that they don't support diversity or affirmative action... it's that they think it ought to be applied to conservative white professors."

I don't really follow. What about their "about" page suggests this? They even have a link to a post on this topic on that page, which I don't see a problem with:

http://heterodoxacademy.org/2016/02/24/krugman-is-wrong-we-are-not-conservative/

Pribnow  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Hard truth about race on campus

>Arguing that increased consciousness of racial disparity undermines the goal of equality makes little sense

I agree, but I also don't see that argument being made by anybody or this article.

Pribnow  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Hard truth about race on campus

This article isn't suggesting we deny or ignore anything.

"Universities also need to steer discourse about these issues in a positive and cooperative way. Leaders should remind students constantly that diversity is challenging and that bringing people together from so many backgrounds and countries guarantees that there will be frequent misunderstandings and hurt feelings. Handling diversity well thus requires generosity of spirit and an attitude of humility. Instead of focusing on microaggressions, our campuses might talk about blunders, misconceptions and self-righteousness—and about civility and forgiveness. As Martin Luther King Jr., put it in 1957: “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.”

Hemato-poe-ee-sis (I don't know the standard phoneme representations)

Pribnow  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Research Pirates of the Dark Web.

They aren't paid specifically for reviewing things, but it's part of the job description. Part of their pay comes from money from paywalls, and part of this pay ostensibly goes towards reviewing papers.

...yes? I don't understand how that's remotely a dichotomy. Another one of Allen's yachts, the Octopus, doubles as a research vessel that he regularly loans out to scientists. He also spends millions of dollars funding conservation science and wildlife conservation projects. I'd say he thoroughly qualifies.

>I'm not too keen on the people in the cars who recommend opening fire on the migrants etc.

I agree, that's just as ludicrous.

>No-one would choose to be wandering around a highway trying to sneak into the back of a truck if they felt they had a better option, and the lack of empathy is as depressing as the sight of all these people wandering around.

That's true, but desperation isn't the entire story. Not all desperate people behave this way. I think a big part of is just the difference in culture; road laws aren't respected pretty much at all in a huge part of the world. My experiences in India come to mind, where right of way is determined by games of chicken, crosswalks are irrelevant, intersections are a madhouse, etc. It's not like migrants are required to take classes on traffic laws, regulations, and customs before they're allowed into the country.

These videos are absolutely ludicrous and I'm legitimately angry watching them. Completely ridiculous disregard for the laws and customs of the country they've come to. I have no idea what a reasonable solution is which makes it even more frustrating. I feel like countries have a moral and ethical obligation to accept refugees but this kind of thing simply isn't acceptable.

Framing the article that way makes more sense, I suppose. I'll have to look for the article you mentioned, understanding what the author is talking about when he says reparations will be helpful in interpreting this article.

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