Black conservatives attract white support when advocating against their in-group’s interests, study finds

first_img“Some of them, like Herman Cain especially, seemed so underqualified I wondered if the party didn’t have some hand in propping them up to change the face of the party. We started the study because we wanted to test whether these kind of strategies by the Republican Party would be effective at diversifying their base.”In the study, American participants read one of two editorials that were purportedly taken from a hypothetical conservative news site. One editorial advocated for privatizing Social Security, while the second argued that political correctness was stifling free speech about race.The researchers also included a picture of the purported author of the editorial — who was sometimes depicted as a white man while other times was depicted as a black man.Overall, a black conservative who argued that political correctness was bad because it made people afraid to offend minorities was significantly more well-liked compared to a white conservative who made the exact same argument. But this was not true when it came to the issue of Social Security.“People really like black Republicans, especially the racially conservative ones. There is a special danger in black politicians who espouse racist rhetoric because it essentially ‘green lights’ the negative opinions of others,” Leslie told PsyPost.The researchers observed several differences between participants based on their race and party identifications.After reading the editorial about privatizing Social Security, white Republicans gave the white author higher favorability ratings than the black author, while Black Democrats gave the black author higher favorability ratings. White Democrats and white independents, on the other hand, viewed both the black and white conservative authors as roughly equal.But when it came to the editorial about race, white Republicans preferred the black conservative more than the white conservative. In fact, white participants regardless of their political affiliation viewed the black author more favorably than the white author. However, black participants did not view the black author more positively than their white counterpart.“Though we find that black conservatives are highly likeable, we don’t know if that translates to electable,” Leslie noted.The study, “The Ben Carson Effect: Do voters prefer racialized or deracialized black conservatives?” was authored by Gregory John Leslie, Christopher T. Stout, and Naomi Tolbert. Share on Facebook Share Black people who espouse conservative stances on racial issues are especially popular among white Americans and white Republicans in particular, according to new research published in Social Science Research.The research may help explain why black conservatives who argue that policies to address racial inequality are unnecessary receive more attention that black conservatives who focus on other conservative policies that are not directly related to race.“Originally, we were interested in this after noticing the increasing prominence of black Republican candidates in federal campaigns (i.e. Ben Carson, Herman Cain),” said study author Gregory John Leslie, a doctoral student at the University of California, Los Angeles. Pinterestcenter_img Share on Twitter LinkedIn Emaillast_img read more

DNV GL Awards First AiP to Scrubber Manufacturer in China

first_imgChinese scrubber manufacturer Shanghai Bluesoul Environmental Technology has received the first Approval in Principle (AiP) by classification society DNV GL in recognition of the technical feasibility of the BlueSulf scrubber system. The AiP is said to be the first of its kind for a scrubber according to the new DNV GL rule set, and the first for a Chinese scrubber manufacturer.“We are very pleased to be the first Chinese supplier to receive this AiP and it demonstrates BlueSulf’s design in compliance with DNV GL class rules requirements, by using the sodium alkali method to clean exhaust gasses. We have signed three scrubber projects with Chinese and European owners and we are also in negotiations for several potential retrofit and new building projects,” Jacky Chow, Chief Operating Officer of Shanghai Bluesoul, said.DNV GL said it will also provide advisory services to Bluesoul, including hardware-in-the-loop testing, simulations using the DNV GL COSMOSS tool and analyses using computational fluid dynamics (CFD).BlueSulf scrubber is a hybrid system that can switch between open and closed loop mode. This type of system is said to allow greater flexibility to adjust to changes in water salinity and requirements in different ports. In some areas, the use of open loop scrubbers has been prohibited.Able to operate both on seawater and fresh water, the design reduces the sulfur content in exhaust gas to 0.1 percent or less, ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Chinese Emission Control Area (0.5 percent) that has been in force in eleven ports in China since January 1, 2017, and the upcoming global sulfur cap.last_img read more

Tigers still lead; Mioks appeal to be heard

first_imgRugby League BY SIMON KESLEP Lae Snax Tigers still maintain a clear lead on the competition ladder as round 13 kicks off on Sunday. Current points ladder, Tigers 21, JPG Waghi Tumbe 19, Agmark Rabaul Gurias 18, Bintangor Goroka Lahanis 15, PRK Gulf Isou 11, Central Dabaris 11, Wamp Nga Mt Hagen Eagles 11, EPG Enga Mioks 10, Kroton Hela Wigmen 9, PRK Mendi Muruks 8, NCDC Port Moresby Vipers 7, Kimbe Cutters 4. Tigers have been consistent since the start of the season. They face Kimbe Cutters in Lae on Sunday. A triple header fixture is likely in the nation’s capital with Kroton Hela Wigmen taking on Agmark Rabaul Gurias in what should be one of the entertaining matches of the day. The other games will see NCDC Port Moresby Vipers take on second-placed JPG Waghi Tumbe while EPG Enga Mioks meet PRK Mendi Muruks. Reigning champions Bintangor Goroka Lahanis proved a handful for the Wamp Nga Mt Hagen Eagles in Goroka last Sunday with a 38-12 win. This Sunday will be no different as they host the visiting PRK Gulf Isou. Eagles will look to make amends when they take on Central Dabaris in Mt Hagen. PNG National Rugby League Competition administrator Stanley Hondina confirmed with the Post-Courier yesterday the appeals committee will meet today to deliberate on the matter about the suspension of home games for the Enga Mioks. The suspension of home games for Mioks relates to round 10 match between them (Mioks) and Lae Snax Tigers whereby a touch judge was assaulted and injured. As a result PNG NRLC board made an announcement last week Wednesday to suspend the remaining five games in Wabag for the 2019 season. The good news, however, is Hondina said all 12 franchise teams have been performing well and he is happy that they have lifted their standards in compliance with their (PNG NRLC) requirements. PNG NRLC continues to set a bench mark by advising teams including spectators, team managements to adhere to strict rules and guidelines. “There have been a few and they have all complied well,” said Hondina when queried on how many disciplinary cases have been brought to their attention.last_img read more

Costa Rican craft beers score big at international competition

first_imgRelated posts:The Tico Times event gives inside look at — and taste of — local craft beer scene Legal skirmishes cause rifts in Costa Rica’s craft beer industry VIDEO: The best of Costa Rica craft beer Barrio Chino aims to be San José’s next big food spot Costa Rica’s young craft beer scene has grown up in a big way over the past few years. The country’s brewers won a flurry of medals at the fifth annualCopa Cervezas de América beer competition in Chile this past weekend, continuing to prove that artisan beer is here for the long run.In all, seven Costa Rican microbreweries won 13 medals at the Latin America-centered beer event. Each submission is judged and ranked according to its beer type.Costa Rica Meadery was the big winner with two gold medals – the only two golds won by Costa Rican brewers at the event – and one bronze. The company’s ChiCheMel Caribeño beer won gold in the experimental mead category and Passiflora, a 13 percent ABV (alcohol by volume; that’s strong!) mead made with passion fruit, won gold for best fruit mead.One of the challenges for small-time brewers in Costa Rica is finding and importing ingredients at a manageable cost. Costa Rica Meadery’s owners said that making mead, which is fermented with honey, has allowed the three-year-old brewery to thrive early on.“These medals not only recognize the hard work of Costa Rica Meadery’s team, but also honor the hard work of the beekeepers, farmers, and small corn producers of native corn in Costa Rica,” the company’s meadmaker and co-owner Alejandra Araya said in a news release.“Their excellent quality products have helped us make our dreams reality.” Conejo Mago, a relatively new IPA from Domingo 7, won silver in the American IPA category. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico TimesFour other Costa Rican brewers, Calle Cimarrona, Os Beer Co., Beeche Cervecería Artesenal and Domingo 7, Florida Ice & Farm Co.’s craft beer spinoff, earned silver medals at the competition.Those four brewers, plus Costa Rica Meadery, Wilk and Treintaycinco, also won bronze medals.Last year, four Costa Rican breweries earned five medals at the competition.Twenty-five Costa Rican breweries entered 86 beers for judging at this year’s event. Facebook Commentslast_img read more