Mae Mallory: Overlooked Intellectual of the Civil Rights Movement

By Ashley Farmer / 06.03.2016 On October 2, 1962 journalists at the Chicago Defender interviewed Mae Mallory, a prisoner at the Cuyahoga County Jail in Cleveland, Ohio. Throughout their discussion, Mallory offered her thoughts on the current state of the black liberation movement. She proclaimed that she was “just an insignificant black woman who believes[…]

Personal Beliefs Versus Scientific Innovation: Getting Past a Flat Earth Mentality

Can new ideas break through preconceived notions? Light bulb image via By Dr. Igor Juricevic / 06.13.2016 Assistant Professor of Psychology (Perception and Cognition) Indiana University South Bend The history of science is also a history of people resisting new discoveries that conflict with conventional wisdom. When Galileo promoted Copernicus’ theory that the Earth revolves[…]