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Shocker: Parents Disapprove of Interracial Relationship

In News, Opinion on December 20, 2011 at 1:37 am
THINK

Image via Wikipedia. Wouldn't it be great if this is what people did before they spoke?

Sad, lonely monkey contemplates Freud

From the (I’m assuming) good folks at PsychCentral, there’s a recent post by psychologist and family counselor Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker addressing a concerned teenager in an interracial relationship, and surprise surprise, saddled with disapproving parents.

While I can’t disagree with Dr. Hartwell-Walker’s measured and logical response, I kind of wish she’d told the young teenage eighth grader to tell her parents that she’d date whomever she liked and would theretofore establish her own independence as a young woman.

But I guess that might be why I’m not a therapist like Dr. Hartwell-Walker.

Anyhow, here’s the link to her piece:

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Dreams Do Discriminate: Racial Makeup Mimics Real Life

In News, Opinion on December 17, 2011 at 1:37 am
dramatic dream

Image by unNickrMe via Flickr. Nice dream state you got there.

According to a depressing piece in Live Science, discrimination rules the proverbial roost not only in reality but also in dreams, as people who face discrimination probably dream about it (as if living it out isn’t enough), and dreams actually adhere to racial makeups and segregation of areas….so if you live and work in a predominantly white enviornment and are black, well, you’re probably going to dream from the perspective of a black person being surrounded by white people who may or may not be particularly sympathetic toward your life and feelings.

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