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Social Experiment: Black guy breaks into a car vs White guy breaks into a car.

We all know how this ends, but what shocked me was just how fast this situation degraded for the black guy.

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REBLOG THIS IF YOU WOULD DATE A PERSON CONFINED TO A WHEELCHAIR

My best friend (and boyfriend) had never had a girlfriend before we met and he is certain that it is because able bodied people are not interested in dating wheelchair-bound people, especially someone that can only functionally use his left hand. Personally, I find this more very distressing that most people would dismiss him as a potential partner for something so very out of his control.

So, I want you to reblog this if you would date a wheelchair-bound person.

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Would you recognize your mother if she was homeless? Probably not

The project, called Make Them Visible, was spearheaded by New York Rescue, a 142-year-old nonprofit that recruited people to pose as homeless in New York’s Soho and Tribeca neighborhoods. With hidden cameras rolling, New York Rescue filmed unsuspecting pedestrians as they walked by relatives pretending to be homeless. The results were dramatic. 

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In an inadvertent six-year social experiment during which prostitution was allowed as long as it happened indoors. (You can see one alleged brothel pictured above.) Researchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research dove into what happened, and the results were surprising.

"Decriminalization caused both forcible rape offenses and gonorrhea incidence to decline for the overall population," the study says. "Our synthetic control model finds 824 fewer reported rape offenses (31% decrease) and 1,035 fewer cases of female gonorrhea (39% decrease) from 2004 to 2009."

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