Pride and Prejudice Part 1: Crash Course Literature #411

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature and it is a truth universally acknowledged that a video series about world literature must be in want of a Jane Austen episode. / So here it is. Today, we’ll be discussing Pride and Prejudice, Austen’s Regency-era novel of life, liberty and bonnets. The book was […]

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Mining literature for deeper meanings – Amy E. Harter

Mining literature for deeper meanings – Amy E. Harter

Translator: Andrea McDonough Reviewer: Jessica Ruby We often hear that studying literature involves finding a deeper meaning to a text. When writing about literary works, we’re expected to mentally dive below the surface in order to come back up with big ideas. But you may find yourself looking at the flat page of a book, […]

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Liberals, Conservatives, and Pride and Prejudice Part 2: Crash Course Literature 412

Liberals, Conservatives, and Pride and Prejudice Part 2: Crash Course Literature 412

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature. And today we’ll continue our discussion of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, a book that reads like it was written by your funny and mean best friend, who also happens to be a brilliant novelist and a pretty interesting moral philosopher. / I mean, I love […]

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Atheist transphobia: Superstition over science

Atheist transphobia: Superstition over science

I’m going to Women in Secularism 3 this weekend, and I feel like this is a good time to get into something relevant: my experiences as a woman in the secular community. Particularly, my experiences as a woman whose gender is often considered debatable. When Dave Silverman went to this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, […]

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Demographic structure of society- race and ethnicity

Demographic structure of society- race and ethnicity

Voiceover:There are many inequalities in a population, based on race and ethnicity. Just to get some terminology out of the way, let’s figure out the difference between race and ethnicity. Race is a socially-defined category that is based on physical differences between groups of people. Racial formation theory looks at the social, economic and political […]

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Rethinking the Nature of Prejudice

Rethinking the Nature of Prejudice

-John Turner: In the first lecture of this series, I outlined the notion of a prejudice theory of social conflict.  This is the idea of negative attitudes towards outgroups being a function of irrationality and deficit at the level of individual psychology. I also briefly outlined what I take to be some of the fundamental […]

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Cultural Competency: Why It Matters to Lawyers

Cultural Competency: Why It Matters to Lawyers

Cultural competence is a broad term and by that I mean you talk about someone’s race or ethnicity it’s kind of narrow but with culture it’s broader it’s it’s all the aspects that make a person who they are the things that they’ve learned things they’ve experienced in their life and interacted so it’s kind […]

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Do You Have A Racial Bias?

Do You Have A Racial Bias?

– This task will take about five minutes to complete. I’m gonna be either racist or not racist in five minutes. – [Voiceover] If someone asked you what you thought about a particular group of people you could probably answer them, right? Most of us believe that we understand our own brains. We believe that […]

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The Roots of Cultural Prejudice

The Roots of Cultural Prejudice

you don’t have to look very far these days to find examples of prejudice sometimes it takes the form of discrimination against cultural or ethnic minorities on other occasions it manifests as intolerance of people whose religious beliefs or sexual identities are dissimilar to our own and sometimes it’s just about conflict between the rich […]

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