Day: March 20, 2015

Tiffany Sun employs the trolley problem to reveal our biases

New York high school student Tiffany Sun re-examines the Trolley Problem: Tiffany said the first step to conducting her research was coming up with experimental stimuli to apply to the traditional logical problem. “I manipulated the characteristics of the lone person on the track,” she says. “I used descriptions of variables—[physical] attractiveness, socio-economic status or …

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How a UMC church kept the homeless off church porches – without sprinklers

Our item on a Catholic cathedral’s use of sprinklers to deter the homeless from sleeping in its doorways received attention here at the blog and on our Facebook page. Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. took a different approach. A couple of months ago, we started a dialogue around how to move …

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Half Of Ferguson’s young African-American men are missing

“According to the U.S. Census Bureau, while there are 1,182 African American women between the ages of 25 and 34 living in Ferguson, there are only 577 African American men in this age group. In other words there are more than two young black women for each young black man in Ferguson.” – Stephen Bronars