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House Speaker John Boehner is calling it quits, with plans to relinquish his gavel by the end of October. President Obama spoke kindly of the Speaker, but not so much praise from a lot of fellow Republicans who applauded his exit. Boehner got in a jab of his own by comparing conservative hard liners in his party to biblical false prophets. Well, so much for Republican brotherly love. On the Democratic side, more new emails have been discovered and more contradicting statements from the Clinton camp. Will lack of trustworthiness continue to hurt her in the polls? Two Georgia parents were allegedly drugged and attacked by their 22 and 17 year old sons. The parents forgave their sons stating that their sons just had a “bad moment”.
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We have all heard the phrase “they all look alike to me”, a phrase often referring to African Americans. Did this happen to former tennis professional James Blake when a NYPD officer mistook him for another black man suspected of credit card fraud? Scientists believe the phrase “they all look alike to me” may have merit. Decades of research has reportedly revealed that the “other-race effect” is a cognitive phenomenon that makes it harder for people of one race to readily recognize or identify individuals of another race.It is not bias or bigotry, the researchers say, that makes it difficult for people to distinguish between people of another race.
What’s your take? Is this a product of our perceptual experience, bias or bigotry? Do people of other races all look alike to you?