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Separating Migrant Families Is Barbaric. It’s Also What the U.S. Has Been Doing to People of Color for Hundreds of Years.
The same conservatives who campaign on cutting costs and reducing deficits then have no problem at all spending multiple billions of dollars on mass incarceration. Executives from the private prison industry have seen their profits explode under Trump, and he has been rewarded handsomely with six-figure donations from their executives. In this country, when you see evil, you can almost always follow the money trail.

What’s happening right now is awful. Period. No ifs, ands, or buts. It didn’t come out of nowhere, though. It came right from the American playbook. This nation has routinely mistreated and abused people of color for hundreds of years — and has willfully separated millions of families, sometimes permanently, for sport and profit, on this soil. Speak out against it. Organize against it. But just know that what you are seeing has deep roots.
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2 days ago by jbrennan
Netflix Survivors' Guide to Prison
Perhaps these production companies would be interested in WLOLL
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2 days ago by soundsgoodright
Thanks to It's Going Down for including my tweets from today's anti- Slavery action against .…
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5 days ago by kitoconnell
RT : Anarchists at the showroom chalking messages against slavery and nazis. Fuck ICE and fuck Pri…
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RT : Anarchists are chalking messages of resistance and abolition outside the Texas Correctional Industrie…
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The showroom has been heavily chalked. Anarchists continue their protest outside against slavery.…
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Early this morning, anarchists targeted the Parole Board with a banner drop. End slavery in A…
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5 days ago by kitoconnell
The lifespan of a lie • Medium
Ben Blum:
<p>Whether you learned about Philip Zimbardo’s famous “Stanford Prison Experiment” in an introductory psych class or just absorbed it from the cultural ether, you’ve probably heard the basic story.

Zimbardo, a young Stanford psychology professor, built a mock jail in the basement of Jordan Hall and stocked it with nine “prisoners,” and nine “guards,” all male, college-age respondents to a newspaper ad who were assigned their roles at random and paid a generous daily wage to participate. The senior prison “staff” consisted of Zimbardo himself and a handful of his students.

The study was supposed to last for two weeks, but after Zimbardo’s girlfriend stopped by six days in and witnessed the conditions in the “Stanford County Jail,” she convinced him to shut it down. Since then, the tale of guards run amok and terrified prisoners breaking down one by one has become world-famous, a cultural touchstone that’s been the subject of books, documentaries, and feature films — even an episode of Veronica Mars.

The SPE is often used to teach the lesson that our behavior is profoundly affected by the social roles and situations in which we find ourselves. But its deeper, more disturbing implication is that we all have a wellspring of potential sadism lurking within us, waiting to be tapped by circumstance. It has been invoked to explain the massacre at My Lai during the Vietnam War, the Armenian genocide, and the horrors of the Holocaust. And the ultimate symbol of the agony that man helplessly inflicts on his brother is Korpi’s famous breakdown, set off after only 36 hours by the cruelty of his peers.

There’s just one problem: Korpi’s breakdown was a sham.

“Anybody who is a clinician would know that I was faking,” he told me last summer, in the first extensive interview he has granted in years. “If you listen to the tape, it’s not subtle. I’m not that good at acting. I mean, I think I do a fairly good job, but I’m more hysterical than psychotic.”

Now a forensic psychologist himself, Korpi told me his dramatic performance in the SPE was indeed inspired by fear, but not of abusive guards. Instead, he was worried about failing to get into grad school.</p>

Failure to peer-review or duplicate is a big problem for sociology.
psychology  history  prison 
6 days ago by charlesarthur
The Lifespan of a Lie – Trust Issues – Medium
"The most famous psychology study of all time was a sham. Why can’t we escape the Stanford Prison Experiment?"
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