Wednesday, 20 May 2009

An Explanation of Extreme Color Arousal Disorder (ECAD)

The theory of "color arousal" is that when people visually (or otherwise) perceive the skin color of others, they may experience learned ideation, emotions, and sometimes act out these ideas and emotions in color-aroused behavior. When color aroused behavior is "extreme", i.e. prevents a person from functioning in one or more areas of life, then that extreme color arousal constitutes a mental disorder called Extreme Color Aroused Disorder (ECAD).

For example, if a person kills his co-workers and then kills himself because he can't stand to interact with Blacks and can't stand to see other whites interact with Blacks, then a person with that level of color-aroused ideation, emotion and behavior clearly has a psychiatric disorder, called Extreme Color Aroused Disorder. For example:
A Mississippi factory employee who had allegedly threatened black co-workers shot and killed five people yesterday at the aircraft parts plant where he worked, wounding eightothers before committing suicide, authorities said.

Workers ran for the exits as the gunman, identified as Doug Williams, walked through the Lockheed Martin plant firing a 12-gauge shotgun at them shortly before 10 a.m., Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie said. Williams had stepped away from a workplace ethics training session only minutes before. He returned with a semiautomatic rifle, which he did not fire, and the shotgun that he turned on employees at their work stations, authorities said.

The death toll at the military aircraft parts plant outside Meridian, Miss., was the largest in a U.S. workplace rampage since late 2000, and it chilled this city of 40,000, which bills itself as the safest in the state. Washington Post via GenocideWatch.Org.

The "workplace ethics" meeting that Doug Williams exited was actually a "cultural sensitivity training" session which Doug Williams had been ordered to attend in order to address his extremely color-aroused ideation, emotions and behavior demonstrated in the workplace on numerous previous occasions.

As this case demonstrates, some people's color aroused disorder is far too advanced and extreme to be treated with "sensitivity trainings"; instead they require the attention of a competent psychiatrist who is trained to screen for, diagnose and treat Extreme Color Aroused Disorder.

Doug Williams was a victim of the psychiatric profession's refusal to acknowlege and address the fact that phobias associated with skin color are just as serious as phobias associated with elevators and social situations. If sufficiently extreme, all three of these phobias can prevent an individual from functioning effectively in one or more areas of life, and therefore require psychiatric treatment. Extreme Color Aroused Disorder is different, though, in that it often causes the sufferer to act out in ways that violate workplace rules, civil and criminal laws.

Just look at Doug Williams. If he had gotten appropriate psychiatric treatment, then he and his co-workers might not have died or been maimed. Perhaps Lockheed Martin just didn't believe that hating Black people was a symptom of a psychiatric illness. Or perhaps Doug Williams was referred to mental health professionals who didn't believe that hating Black people and wanting to kill them was a sympton of a psychiatric disorder.

Whatever the case, Blacks and whites died that day, as did Doug Williams, who could and should have been treated for Extreme Color Aroused Disorder.

Friday, 15 May 2009

How is Sexual Arousal Similar to Color Arousal?

Sexual arousal is similar to skin color arousal in that with sexual arousal the sight or even smell of the desired sexual partner catalyzes physiological reactions within the person becoming aroused, such as engorgement of the penis or nipples, rapid heart rate, and the "fuck or flight" reaction.

In color arousal, the perception of the skin color of another catalyzes sometimes a torrent of ideation, emotions and even behaviors of which the individual may be only slightly if at all, or extremely aware. Many people of various skin colors have acknowledged that when the see a Black person (or a policeman) their immediate response is to think (ideation) they are in danger; to fear that they may be harmed; hate; experience revulsion; love; or even sexual attraction (emotion); and in response to fight or flee (behavior) the danger or respond to the attraction.

(Yes, some peope experience more attraction to women with brown skin than to women with white, red or yellow skin, or the contrary may also occur.)

In both color arousal and sexual arousal, there are reactions that may occur both consciously and unconsciously. However, a fundamental difference between color arousal and sexual arousal is that sexual arousal is an innate inborn instinct necessary for the continuation of the human species, while color-arousal is a learned instinct that is more stereotypical (less selective) than sexual arousal.

For example, most men are attracted to women their age or somewhat older or younger, but few 20 year old men find themselves attracted to 80 year-old women. Although the attraction is to women, it is somewhat selective, based on the perceived appropriateness of the object for sexual relations. With color-arousal, however, the reaction of revulsion and deprecation sometimes is far less selective, with feelings of revulsion and hate aroused by skin color regardless of the sex or age of the perceiver and the perceived.

Precisely because color arousal is often so unspecific and stereotypical, it has widespread influence within individuals and society, even when everyone present is of the same color. We are taught by the media, politics and even our own families to have certain ideation, emotions and behavior in response to brown skin, regardless of what color skin we, ourselves, have.

So, having heard that we have a right to "beautiful hair" and that's why hot combs are available to those who have "ugly hair," therefore we come to regard Blacks' curly hair as ugly regardless of whether we have brown or white skin ourselves. Just as Black and white and Latino children are equally credulous when their elementary school teacher tells them that "two and two are four", so they may have similar responses when television tells them that curly hair is ugly hair: they may come to prefer straight hair regardless of whether they themselves were born with straight or curly hair.

Both color arousal and sexual arousal have a learned component. In the United States, we are taught that skinny women are more beautiful while obese women are repulsive, and we may experience sexual arousal or not based simply upon our socialization. In addition to whatever may be innate about sexual attraction, we are taught that to be aroused by members of our same sex is dirty and nasty, and so we may feel revulsion towards ourselves and others if such attraction occurs in spite of what we have been taught.

Some people believe that revulsion or fear in the presence of people of another color is "natural" and "innate". These people need only go to a supermarket frequented by toddlers of different skin colors to realize that toddlers are curious about and attracted to each other without regard to skin color. And yet they do not show the same attraction and curiousity about people who are significantly bigger than they are. Which means that, to a toddler, the size and age of another person is more important than that person's skin color.

Sexual arousal is innate to some degree as well as the result of socialization ("Blondes are more beautiful), while color arousal is, quite simply, the result of socialization. It is far more logical to fear people who are significantly larger than us, and therefore can do us more harm, than it is to fear people who are smaller than us, or of a different skin color. Again, just look at the behavior of toddlers in a polychromatic supermarket and you can see for yourself that this is both logically true and empirically true.

Washington Times Uses Obama Girls as Generic Photo of Dead Black Children

President Obama's Daughters and The Washington Times

AAPP: We have a problem in America, it's called color aroused bigotry and what some people call racism. First it was Barnes and Noble Store Window Featuring Obama Alongside Monkey Book Now we learn, as reported by the Huffington Post the (color aroused bigots -my term) at The Washington Times have run a story about murdered Chicago schoolchildren was inexplicably paired with a photo of President Obama's daughters. The two girls are not mentioned in the story, and aside from having at one point been schoolchildren in Chicago have no conceivable connection to it.

AAPP: When will American's stand up and say enough is enough...

Sunday, 3 May 2009

NYT Writer Susan Saulny Insists "Race" Exists, But Human Genome Project Disagrees

Cross-posted at NowPublic.Com.

A New York TImes story today by Susan Saulny, entitled "Voices Reflect Rising Sense of Racial Optimism ", uses variants of the word "race" twelve times, including the root word "race" in the singular and plural form seven times, as well as the adjective "racial" five times. For example, Saulny says,

In dozens of interviews in seven states over the last several days, black men and women like Mr. Sallis said they were feeling more optimistic about race relations than even a year ago, when Mr. Obama em“I feel a lot more comfortable starting up a conversation with people of other races on the streets now than I did before,” said Mitch Hansch, 29, a white waiter in New York City.

( . . .)

“Since Obama was elected, racial tensions seem a little lower. I think it’s fantastic.”“I feel a lot more comfortable starting up a conversation with people of other races on the streets now than I did before,” said Mitch Hansch, 29, a white waiter in New York City. Susan Saulny, NYT

However, the US Government says, based on the most extensive and complete mapping of human DNA to date, that "race" simply does not exist and never did. According to the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Human Genome Program,

"DNA studies do not indicate that separate classifiable subspecies (races) exist within modern humans. While different genes for physical traits such as skin and hair color can be identified between individuals, no consistent patterns of genes across the human genome exist to distinguish one race from another. There also is no genetic basis for divisions of human ethnicity. People who have lived in the same geographic region for many generations may have some alleles in common, but no allele will be found in all members of one population and in no members of any other." U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Human Genome Program,

In other words, the Human Genome Project has proven that, as a matter of scientific fact, that which we call "race" does not exist as a matter of biology, and so all references to "race" are references to a fallacy.

The question arises whether newspapers like the New York Times are fulfilling the role of reporting new and significant scientific facts as they become available, or instead are perpetuating and reinforcing folklore by repeating centuries-old but scientifically disproved myths. Arguably, when given a choice between reporting news in news stories or repeating well-worn but disproved myths, newspapers ought to prefer to report news.

In any case, the insistance on using the words "race" and "racial" and "races" and "racist" long after the underlying scientific concept has been disproved may be an example of "color-aroused ideation and behavior." The behavioral inability or unwillingness to report the news about the human genome as it concerns the nonexistence of "race" -- and the constant repetition of myths that are contrary to the scientific news -- may reflect ideation, emotion and political behavior aroused by skin color-based politics in the media.