Thursday, August 17, 2017

Comments and links

Elder Orphans: How to Plan for Aging Without a Family Caregiver

Heavily used pesticide linked to breathing problems in farmworkers' children

Why teens take risks: often guided by the desire to learn about the world

Acupuncture, electrotherapy after knee replacement associated with reduced and delayed opioid use

Child's home learning environment predicts 5th grade academic skills

Same-sex couples do not influence their adoptive children's gender identity

The environmental injustice of beauty

Evolved masculine and feminine behaviors can be inherited from social environment

Racists defend statues honoring confederate leaders as part of our history. So what. Are we supposed to put up statues to Benedict Arnold and other traitors because they are part of our history?
Does Britain have statues honoring American leaders of the American Revolution on government property? Do we have statues honoring those who fought bravely on the side of Britain?

Military Joint Chiefs Denounce Charlottesville Racism

The FBI has quietly investigated white supremacist infiltration of law enforcement and the military

Nearly All US Trade Deals Were Negotiated, Signed, and Implemented by Republicans

The Psychology of Hate Groups: What Drives Someone to Join One?
[ Also, my observation is that harsh treatment by parents can damage self-esteem and cause a wellspring of anger, both of which contribute to this problem. Our culture also contributes.]

Transcript of New Orleans Mayor Landrieu’s address on Confederate monuments
So when people say to me that the monuments in question are history, well what I just described is real history as well, and it is the searing truth.
And it immediately begs the questions: why there are no slave ship monuments, no prominent markers on public land to remember the lynchings or the slave blocks; nothing to remember this long chapter of our lives; the pain, the sacrifice, the shame … all of it happening on the soil of New Orleans.
So for those self-appointed defenders of history and the monuments, they are eerily silent on what amounts to this historical malfeasance, a lie by omission.

Robert E. Lee opposed Confederate monuments
"I think it wiser," the retired military leader wrote about a proposed Gettysburg memorial in 1869, "…not to keep open the sores of war but to follow the examples of those nations who endeavored to obliterate the marks of civil strife, to commit to oblivion the feelings engendered."
while he was alive, Lee stressed his belief that the country should move past the war. He swore allegiance to the Union and publicly decried southern separatism, whether militant or symbolic.

Two Bush presidents condemn 'racial bigotry' amid Trump backlash
[I thank both of them, and the other republicans who are condemning racism.]

First person account of what happened in Charlottesville

CEOs revolt against Trump over Charlottesville

Robert E. Lee’s Family Just Gave An Unexpected Response To Trump’s Charlottesville Controversy

VA chief: 'Dishonor' to US veterans for Nazis to go unchallenged

Trump cuts funds to fight anti-right wing violence

‘I'm glad that girl died’ during Virginia protest, says NC KKK leader

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