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Getting along in neo-diverse America
Rupert W Nacoste Ph.D.
To help the Navy achieve mission readiness, I served as a racial awareness sensitivity trainer from 1974 to 1976. Naval leadership did not see that duty as un-American.
Are you wondering why there are suddenly so many instances of interracial encounters where a white person lashes out at a black person? Here’s why.
When we hear of, and when we talk about, the coronavirus, have no doubt that along with health concerns, something wicked and intergroup has come.
For your child's sake, ask who their college is hiring to teach courses at this moment in time. Are those hired ready for a neo-diverse mix of students?
What is the social psychology of being “woke?" Is declaring yourself “woke” enough to make you a real social justice warrior? I am afraid not.
Why would the Appalachian College Association hire an expert on neo-diversity to lead their 2019 Summer Teaching and Learning Institute? Well, here's the story.
Resistance to hearing the truth about America’s violent history of race has come at me as a professor who teaches the social psychology of intergroup tension.
It's tough enough to struggle with a mental health condition. It is no help when a friend recoils, showing their previously hibernating bigotry.
Talk about “adulting” is all about the anxiety young people feel because the old world is gone and there are few around who can tell them how to live in our neo-diverse America.
No organization can be truly inclusive if it does not check the social interaction climate of its neo-diverse clientele.
Filled with anxiety, people are calling the police to try to rid themselves of the feeling of being haunted by the ghosts of our segregated past.
We of Wakanda believe that to slow and eventually stop the rise of global extremism, the United Nations must create a program to train anti-bigotry interpersonal leaders.
No human being should ever be asked, “what are you?” When that is asked, the problem is with a person’s too intense psychological need to pin down someone’s race.
Neo-diversity is a wrinkle in time in the fabric of America. We are already living in the future, and that is hard on our individual psychology.
America's mission statement is "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal." Here's how you can use that light to stand up against everyday bigotry.
Today we are seeing the panic that results when a sense of group superiority is no longer supported by legal social structures.
Colleges and universities should not be surprised by the appearance of a swastika, lynched bananas on campus because we set up the environment that lets bigotry live and thrive.
David Baron’s “American eclipse” is not about bigotry. But bigotry is part of the intergroup context of America that must be shown even in a book about early American astronomy.
Everywhere…nooses, swastikas, KKK rallies… around the nation. What is the stimulus for this intergroup tension in America? It’s rapid social change; it’s all about neo-diversity.
Use of group stereotypes should not only be offensive to you when aimed at a group with whom you identify. All bigotry is the same.
Has all the talk about white privilege been effective in weakening the attractiveness of President Donald Trump’s anti-group rhetoric toward some of our fellow Americans? No.
Mr. Trump's underlying message that he would "Make America simple again" connected very strongly with the anxiety some people are feeling about so-called political correctness.
Once he is inaugurated as president, Trump will have the power to propose policies that mirror his anti-group campaign rhetoric; we must understand that prejudice is not racism.
Painful for me, I encounter the social reality of sexual assaults in the personal stories young women trust me with in their papers at the end of my social psychology course.
America is …ready for some football. But by not standing for the national anthem NFLer Colin Kapernick reminds us of Americas intergroup tensions; us-versus-them anger takes over.
Race is cat-fishing Americans. Based on our segregated racial past we go along trying to represent what we think is our racial district. But representing race is a killing game.
Americans are wildly overestimating the percentage of the population that is homosexual. That is being caused by neo-diversity anxiety that is moving into a dangerous paranoia.
NC HB2 controls which bathrooms transgendered persons can use. "White only" we have seen before. Why? If you use the same bathroom, you cannot say you are a more authentic human.
It's time to stand up for each other’s humanity.
Some say to college students, the world is a hard place; you just have to take the intolerance; “…suck it up.” But we did not say that to members of our military.
Dr. Rupert Nacoste, Ph.D., is a professor of Psychology at North Carolina State University.