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Trayvon Martin's Psychological Killer: Why We See Guns That Aren't There

When George Zimmerman saw Trayvon Martin walking down the street in Sanford, Florida, he quickly assumed that the Black, hoodie-clad teenager was carrying a weapon.He then pulled out his gun and fatally shot the young student, whose hands were gripping nothing more than a bag of Skittles.The fact that George Zimmerman assumed so quickly that Trayvon Martin was armed smacks of the worst kind of prejudice and racism...

March 26, 2012 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Deep Thought Is Dead, Long Live Deep Thought

On Tuesday, March 19 th , Alan Jacobs posted a technology article for The Atlantic titled “Jobs of the Future: A Skeptic's Response.” In the article, he voices his doubts that a skillset promoted by the internet and social networking would usher in a new wave of future employment: ‘Where are these jobs that will require such rapid "searching, browsing, assessing quality, and synthesizing the vast quantities of information"?...

March 24, 2012 — Amr Abouelleil

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