A Cogno-Intellectual Theory: “The Perilous Whiteness of Pumpkins”

Complicated theories can add flavor to the cogno-intellectual discourse. This study adds pumpkin flavor: “The Perilous Whiteness of Pumpkins,” Lisa Jordan Powell and Elizabeth S.D. Engelhardt, GeoHumanities, vol. 1, no. 2, 2015. The authors, at the University of British Columbia, the University of the Fraser Valley, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explain: “This […]

Is Pilates a racial enclave or implicator of whiteness?

Jerry Coyne, writing on the blog Evolution is True, is hopped up about a study about hips. Coyne says: The author proceeds to demonstrate that Pilates is “the embodiment of whiteness,” using just the two Pilates exercises named in the abstract. These exercises, she claims, “purposely train the body to stabilize the pelvis”, which she considers racist. The study […]