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Ever since the Warren Commission concluded that a lone gunman assassinated President John F. Kennedy, people who doubt that finding have been widely dismissed as conspiracy theorists, despite credible evidence that right-wing elements in the CIA, FBI, and Secret Service—and possibly even senior government officials—were also involved. Why has suspicion of criminal wrongdoing at the highest levels of government been rejected out-of-hand as paranoid thinking akin to superstition?
Conspiracy Theory in America investigates how the Founders’ hard-nosed realism about the likelihood of elite political misconduct—articulated in the Declaration of Independence—has been replaced by today’s blanket condemnation of conspiracy beliefs as ludicrous by definition. Lance deHaven-Smith reveals that the term “conspiracy theory” entered the American lexicon of political speech to deflect criticism of the Warren Commission and traces it back to a CIA propaganda campaign to discredit doubters of the commission’s report. He asks tough questions and connects the dots among five decades’ worth of suspicious events, including the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, the attempted assassinations of George Wallace and Ronald Reagan, the crimes of Watergate, the Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages deal, the disputed presidential elections of 2000 and 2004, the major defense failure of 9/11, and the subsequent anthrax letter attacks.
Sure to spark intense debate about the truthfulness and trustworthiness of our government, Conspiracy Theory in America offers a powerful reminder that a suspicious, even radically suspicious, attitude toward government is crucial to maintaining our democracy.
A new study reveals that patients seeking mental health services may be at risk of racial bias. The study analyzed the callback rates and responses of counselors and psychologists to voicemail messages left by an actor using the name “Allison” or the name “Lakisha,” which, data shows, are names with high correlation in the U. S. to white and... Allison received responses promoting services at a 12 percent higher rate than Lakisha. “Our study, like similar studies within the fields of housing, economics and higher education, suggests that counselors and therapists also perpetuate racial bias,” says Lance Smith, associate professor in counseling at the University of Vermont... Our study underscores the notion that well-meaning, beneficent people — egalitarian people like mental health providers who are ostensibly highly trained in self-awareness and multicultural competence — may exhibit implicit bias towards black people. A total of 371 calls were placed to licensed counselors and psychologists from the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic states using online therapist referral databases, with 198 calls placed for Allison and 173 calls for Lakisha. Allison was invited to participate in a phone conversation with a therapist 63 percent of the time, while Lakisha was invited to participate in a phone conversation 51 percent of the time. Callback rates similar in number, not content Initially, researchers were interested primarily in callback rates, but after finding no statistically significant difference, they decided to probe deeper. Smith says it was encouraging that counselors and psychologists met their mandated ethical responsibility of returning a potential client’s phone call, but that further examination showed that Allison received more invitations for “follow-up phone... ” For example, Lakisha received more messages from therapists who stated things like, “I’m afraid that my case load is full. “We asked ourselves, what is a response from counselors and therapists that promote future services and what are responses that impede future services. "Not receiving a call back at all, or receiving a message that stated one’s case was full fell into the impede services category. Receiving a callback that invited future conversation or an appointment fell into the promote future. Source: www.uvm.edu
“Our study, like similar studies within the fields of housing, economics and higher education, suggests that counselors and therapists also perpetuate racial bias,” says Lance Smith, associate professor in counseling at the University of Vermont and
EVESHAM United put in another scintillating performance with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Larkhall Athletic to end their four-match unbeaten run.
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"Any time you can get people out exercising, old and young, it's a good thing,'' said Lance Smith, Zephyrhills City Council member and chairman of the Metropolitan Planning Organization. The trail, not yet named, is a straight shot along east Pasco's hilly ...
Major contributors to Cavenaugh's campaign during October were: * Lance Owens of Jonesboro - $1,000. * Milton Smith of Walnut Ridge - $1,000. * Wade Quinn III of Jonesboro - $500. * Lawrence County Republican Party of Hoxie - $500. * Republican Party of ...
Down 94-89, New York's Lance Thomas missed from the perimeter ... Harris had 10 rebounds. ... Ish Smith, starting in place of Jackson (knee), had 10 points and eight assists. ... The Pistons went 8 of 13 from 3-point range. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek ...
Lance Smith may refer to: Lance Smith (television host) (born 1978), host of CMT's Top Twenty Countdown; Lance Smith (American football) (born 1963), American ...
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Marjorie A. Lance-Smith, age 80, of Huntington, died at 5:34 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 at Heritage of Huntington.