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  • #136: My So-Called Life

    Though very specific to white people who were going through an awkward phase in 1995 (basically anyone between eleven and forty), My So-Called Life’s resonance cannot be overstated. Simply say the w...
  • #135: Roller Derby

    If you meet a white girl with black hair, tattoos, and a passion for horror films, there is a 100 percent chance that she plays in some sort of Roller Derby league. The sport reached its height of pop...
  • #134 The TED Conference

    One of the easiest ways to create something that white people will like is to create something that will allow them to feel smart but doesn’t require a large amount of work, time, or effort. The...
  • #133 The World Cup

    Every four years the planet comes together to celebrate the World Cup and since white people make up a portion the world, they are not immune to the excitement. However, before you start planning out...
  • #132 Picking their own Fruit

    It is well established that white people like the past. Vintage clothing, history degrees, and nostalgia are just three examples of how white people show their love for by-gone eras. So when white peo...
  • The Time I Accidentally Plunged Europe into Economic Uncertainty

    I have to confess that I wasn’t paying attention to the Brexit issue until after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. I wondered why so many folks from England had been asking me wh...
  • Hypnotizing My Dog, Snickers

    I often write about the importance of context. Watch how important context is to my dog, Snickers. And yes, humans are almost as easily influenced by context. They just don’t realize it.If you like...
  • Persuasion Update: Clinton Vs. Trump

    For months I have been saying mostly good things in this blog about Trump’s powers of persuasion, and mostly bad things about how the Clinton campaign does persuasion. And yet Clinton has a solid le...
  • The Humiliation of the American Male in 2016

    Perhaps the biggest unreported story of this presidential election is the humiliation of the American male. Unless I’m blinded by confirmation bias – which is entirely possible – it seem...
  • Why Gun Control Can’t Be Solved in the USA

    On average, Democrats (that’s my team*) use guns for shooting the innocent. We call that crime.On average, Republicans use guns for sporting purposes and self-defense.If you don’t believe me, you...

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