||03/09/12 08:57 PM
Originally Posted by hotrod
First off, my personal observations, are not from just my friends but also of ignorant assholes/people i am either force to live with, be around, or have seen around. So I'm not one of those people you're pegging me as.
"Just a few minutes of listening to mainstream rock music such as Bruce Springsteen and the White Stripes is enough to make white students focus on the interests of other whites at the expense of black people and latinos"
"The researchers, who tested 138 students with different genres, say the finding shows that because rock is associated with white people, people unconsciously favour their own race after listening"
"After listening to Top 40 pop such as Gwen Stefani, Akon and Fergie, the students divided money more equally between white people, black people and latinos".
"Findings showed that those who listened to the Top 40 music split the funds nearly equally about one-fourth of the money to each of the four groups".
"It shows that it is not just the lyrics that matter. Good, old-fashioned rock and roll with no incendiary or hateful lyrics at all was enough of a cue to increase the percentage of money allocated for the white-American group, she said.
This appears to be the first study to show that music genre itself, not just the lyrics, has the potential to be a very powerful influence on people."
How does that not send you any kind of message against rock music. If it does out right say it, it certainly alludes to it. READ BETWEEN THE LINES THIS IS PROPAGANDA.
I am not "pegging" you as any kind of person, I am saying that nobody can make a generalization about people or the population as a wholel based on the people they are around, whether it is their friends, who they live with, their coworkers, or even people they sit next to on the bus. You can conclude something about the behaviors of these individuals based on what you see, but that doesn't tell you what people in general think or act like.
As for the rest of your post, I kind of hope you're kidding. Perhaps you don't understand what the research is really about. People tend to favor their ingroups over outgroups; that is nothing new. It has been shown that thinking about one's ingroup, or being primed to think about it, will increase this ingroup favoritism. This just demonstrates that music can be an effective prime for this effect. It doesn't say that you shouldn't listen to rock or that it's made explicitly to elicit this kind of "subliminal" response in white people, or that white people are evil for listening to rock music. The article didn't do a great job of representing this, but it's pretty clear that they are in no way attacking or condemning rock music or people who listen to it. Not everything is a conspiracy like you make this out to be.