Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 07/31/2017 - 15:34
Elvis counsels, “Before you abuse, criticize, and accuse … walk a mile in my shoes.” Dylan wishes, “For just one time, you could stand inside my shoes.” Paul McCartney asks us once again to try to see it his way. If you are The King, a Nobel laureate, or a knight—not to mention a rock star—perhaps it is reasonable to expect that everyone else should take your perspective. For the rest of us, if we hope that “we can work it out,” it seems vital for us to try harder and try smarter to understand others—especially these days.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Fri, 04/28/2017 - 13:36
Each week, we recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus a few news stories and tweets that might be worth a look. If you have an item you'd like us to consider, use the hashtag #SPSPblog or tweet us directly @spspnews.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Wed, 02/22/2017 - 15:27
By Joel E. Martinez, Lauren A. Feldman, and Mina Cikara
A social-media campaign to counter negative stereotypes shows enormous promise—but it’s still a work in progress
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 10/17/2016 - 15:29
By Anup Gampa
I can’t get into an agreement to become a McDonald’s sandwich. Because I’m not! I can smell like McDonald’s sandwich, but I can never be a McDonald’s sandwich. And so, two men can never be a marriage.
E. W. Jackson – Conservative Activist
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 09/19/2016 - 15:42
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 08/22/2016 - 14:39
By Christina Tworek
The Binewskis are no ordinary family. Arty has flippers instead of limbs; Iphy and Elly are Siamese twins; Chick has telekinetic powers. These traveling circus performers see their differences as talents, but others consider them freaks with “no values or morals.” However, appearances can be misleading: The true villain of the Binewski tale is arguably Miss Lick, a physically “normal” woman with nefarious intentions.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 15:30
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Each week, we'll recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus a few news stories and tweets that might be worth a look. If you have an item you'd like us to consider, use the hashtag #SPSPblog or tweet us directly @spspnews.
Submitted by hdaniel on Tue, 06/23/2015 - 13:29
The current requirements for diversity training at universities fall short of addressing the pervasive gender, racial, and ethnic biases in academia.
Submitted by hdaniel on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 13:26
By Dave Nussbaum
Psychology figured prominently in last week’s launch of the much-anticipated Vox.com website. Their goal is to help people understand the news, an approach that’s picked up the title “explanatory journalism”: