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Tyler Shields’ most recent work sparked both outrage and conversation.
And that was the intention.
It’s been nearly three years since Cal-Berkeley psychologists Paul Piff and Dacher Keltner published their research on what has come to be called the wealth-empathy gap. Their studies provided some of the first scientific evidence that the appropriate caricature of the upper class may be more Montgomery Burns than Thurston Howell III. To review, Piff and Keltner conducted multiple studies to find out if social class (as measured by occupational prestige, wealth, and education) effects how much people care about the feelings of others. They found that wealthy individuals were less likely to consider the needs of others or feel compassion for those who may be sick or poor, and they are more likely to agree that greed is justified, beneficial, and morally defensible.
It’s one of etymology and one of policy
The photographs show a white man pouring a liquid, said to be muriatic acid, into a pool as a young black woman screams and clutches onto a young white man; other swimmers stare over their shoulders as the scene unfolds. The photograph, taken by Horace Cort on June 18, 1964, shocked the nation; many had not realized to what the depths some had sunk to keep whites and blacks separated. President Lyndon B. Johnson had no choice but to address the situation. The following day, the Senate passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Within two weeks, the president signed it into law. A civil rights movement based out of St. Augustine, in part led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., hosted one of the most important battalions that would march the Civil Rights Act into law.
In terms of archetypical battles — light vs. dark, chaos vs. order, dogs vs. cats — the clash of art vs. politics has been ever-present since cave elders first frowned unsatisfactorily at the cave painters’ finished works.
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