Showing prejudice, stereotyping, stigmatizing or discriminating on the grounds of a person’s age. That’s ageism. And it can actually impact people of any age, not just the elderly.
Dr. John B. Diamond, co-author of “Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools,” shares his thoughts on race, class and education in society, now and in our country’s past.
Dr. Gayle Wald, professor of English and American studies at George Washington University and author of “It’s Been Beautiful: Soul! And Black Power Television,” discusses television in the ‘60s, history, her life and work.
When it comes to what humans find attractive, many factors play a role. Evolutionarily speaking, we tend to be attracted to symmetry and markers that indicate health and wellness. In social terms it has more to do with what’s in fashion at a given moment. But it’s when we begin to react to attractiveness that things get tricky.
Franz Kafka said, “My ‘fear’ is my substance, and probably the best part of me.” Where as Franklin Roosevelt said, “The only thing to fear is fear itself.” People relate differently to fear across the board. As much as fear can be paralyzing it can also be motivating and mobilizing. So what is fear and what is going on in our brains when we experience fear? Join us as KUT’s Rebecca McInroy hosts Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke to discuss fear and the brain.