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12:00 PM ET (US)
I watched The World is Flat 3.0 and found it to be very interesting. The world of business entrepreneurship and education is vast, and ever changing. It makes me think about all the ways it could still change. Without all the extra stuff to hold us back, like power and prejudice, we could really push forward into a new age of enlightenment.
Rob Arbogast
01:27 PM ET (US)
Here is a link to an article written by BF Skinner's daughter.
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Rob Arbogast
01:12 PM ET (US)
On the topic of social class, there is an excellent short story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. called Harrison Bergeron (1961).
Robert Arbogast
01:11 PM ET (US)
RE:Cornel West

He makes some very interesting points about the black community as a whole, and he is right that neither side has a real understanding or solution to the degradation of the black community. I also watched his other video about Obama being for big business. I don’t think that it matters who’s in office. It doesn’t have to do with race relations anymore; in my opinion, it has to do with money. You can find out more info here(series of 19 videos), here, or here.

WARNING: these videos may shock and or disgust. Approach with caution!! Most Americans are willingly ignorant or have too much faith in what the media feeds them. The proof is in the research.
Edited 02-28-2010 01:15 PM
Robert Arbogast
12:48 PM ET (US)
I found some interesting information about the “science” of attractiveness . The Discovery Channel ran a special about it almost two years ago, and equated it to about the same things that the link above refers to. I feel as though we, as a society, have media driven bias as to what a singer should look like. For example when a person sees someone like Christina Aguilera or Brittany Spears it invokes a certain chemical response in the brain that tells you, “ This person is attractive and can be trusted because their face is symmetrical.” If one were to hear someone like Jill Scott sing without knowing what she looked like; one would assume that she was beautiful. Example here(Just click play. Some swearing in the song). Here is her picture. She also makes an interesting point at in the song at about 7:01( or 1:48 remaining ) into the song.
Edited 02-28-2010 12:56 PM
Robert Arbogast
04:24 AM ET (US)
One other thing I'd like to add; there is a great movie about some religious extremism in this country called, "Jesus Camp."
Edited 02-28-2010 04:25 AM
Robert Arbogast
03:10 AM ET (US)
"Can a person be totally free of prejudice?"

The answer is simply NO. There is not one person in this world who doesn't have a prejudice about a particular person/persons, place, thing, or idea. That would be a farce and unintelligent assumption. Everyone has a prejudice of some type. Whether it be from fear, tradition, culture, upbringing, or any number of social situations. Show me someone without a prejudice and I'll punch him in the face and make him a believer! LOL(I would never)!
Robert Arbogast
02:47 AM ET (US)
No, Islam is not bad. There are just stereotypical biases because of some extremists. Was Malcolm X bad? How about Cassius Clay(Muhammad Al)? Every religion has " fringe extremists." Look at how, through history, the Catholic church has pressed their "authority" on others. You'll find similar, albeit not so extreme, examples with every other major religion. It doesn't matter whether you subscribe to religion or not; eventually there will be a conflict. Truth, I have found, always comes from your heart. That's just my opinion though.
Edited 02-28-2010 03:00 AM

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