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Is Vogue magazine Racially profiling?

Posted in Commercialism, Controversy, Culture, fashion, perception, Race, rant, Sociology, Symbolic interactionism with tags , , , , , , on March 31, 2008 by howsoonis08

On the cover of the newest edition of Vogue magazine is an example of racial profiling?

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Take a good look at the new cover, and think about some of the emotions and profiles that come in mind… King Kong… primal…. primitive…dangerous…aggressive…powerful…criminal… Aren’t these thing we should be moving away from? Especially on the cover of a magazine that represents ‘high’ society in North America?

“So when you have a cover that reminds people of King Kong and brings those stereotypes to the front, black man wanting white woman, it’s not innocent,”

“Images of black male athletes as aggressive and threatening reinforce the criminalization of black men.”

Whose standpoint is coming through in these pictures? What is mistakenly being represented? Keep in mind that this is the first black man to ever pose on the cover of Vogue magazine…

I am not taking a side in this argument, what I want is to generate discussion on my post… Pease let me know what you think!

Why Animals are Better than You!

Posted in Animacy, Animals, Anthropomorphism, Culture, perception, psychology, unique, video with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2008 by howsoonis08

Animals seem to be fairly clever right? Sometimes appearing as if they’re using just as many cognitive functions as human beings, not to mention performing those functions in a much more efficient matter!

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Unfortunately, we are finding more and more that very interesting animals, such as jumping spiders (which appeared to have phenomenal skills for planning and stalking their prey), have simple perceptual mechanisms which are performed ‘on the fly’. So what they’re doing is making a feedback system (much like a robot) in which they perceive their environment, perform actions, and they make adjustments according to their perceptual information. So in this sense, animals may not be as intelligent as we previously assumed… of course this is subjective to your definition of intelligence, and it is subject to controversy.

So… your old pet pal at home may not be showing all those emotions that you thought… And on that note, I have some videos to show you concerning animals, being better than humans, and just what’s going on in their animal minds… Please take a look!

…It’s true… animals in most cases are better than us…. check out this video!

This a good (and very funny) example of anthropomorphism or animacy…. Ohhh Spinal Tap