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  1. Ms. Tannenbaum:

    I was both happy, and intrigued, to see your editorial on SciAm.com. I’m a doctoral student at Michigan State University in Philosophy, and I’ve taught classes at Eastern Michigan U. in Business Ethics, Intro and Critical Reasoning, and always infuse the relationship between race and the socioculture into my syllabi. I have a couple of questions for you:

    1.) As per Correll’s study: don’t you think a more exhaustive assessment of regional perceptions on race and threat would be appropriate? As a well-traveled, liberal-sentimented person born in a highly conservative Dutch Protestant West Michigan, I feel media perception (on both sides, let’s be honest) of both perceived Black and Hispanic minorities intersect at the point of a tacit tendency to violence–but this also varies significantly, by my experience, based on where in the US you conduct such a study. Is there follow-up merit in this for you, or are you satisfied with Correll’s initial work?

    2.) Personally: do you think the science-and-psych-minded have a chance at infiltrating popular media with sound critical assessment beyond blogging (and other voices easily stigmatized as “fringe”)? Given the cultural climate towards critical psychology and cognitive science in the US, do you think we have a reasonable shot at using mainstream media to promote a deeper critical assessment on tragedies like Mr. Martin’s?

    I value and seek opinions from peers like you, passionate and articulate insights from disciplines outside of my own. Please respond at your leisure; your comments would be most appreciated.

    Regards,
    nss.

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