Category: Social Psychology

How does social psychology explain what the US got wrong in Afghanistan?

A Quickie: Our “Failure” in Afghanistan was a Failure of Assimilation and Acculturation


Reading time: 4 minutes
The reasons we didn’t remake Afghanistan in our image are manifold, but perhaps the most salient are due to our failures to understand the importance of culture.

How have white Americans denied Black Americans equality

The Civil War Never Ended: ‘Sum Of Us’ Examines The Hidden Cost Of Racism — For Everyone — Fresh Air on NPR


Reading Time: 5 minutes
On 17 February, Fresh Air sub-host, Dave Davies, interviewed author, Heather McGhee, about her new book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. She talked about the many ways that White America chose to withdraw publicly funded services rather than allow Black Americans equal access and how that has changed the very fabric of our society and hurts us all. Must listening to.

How Puritans and Calvinists Implanted Racism in White Deep Culture

The Civil War Never Ended: The Racist Legacy of Puritanism and Calvinism in White Deep Culture (part 2)


Reading time: 5 minutes
America was founded on discrimination, white identity, and racism. It all started with those damned Puritans and Calvinists in the 13 original colonies, and it ain’t been excised yet. Understanding just how entrenched racism is in our deep culture should help us get rid of it, maybe, and understand the strength of the dog whistles.

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