Pavolov was a scientist who studied physiology, and this was Pavlov’s experiment:
Yvette Carnell: What Black People Have in Common With Pavlov’s Drooling Dogs
With unemployment at record levels and discretionary spending being gutted, the space underneath the bylines of black writers would’ve been put to better use un-peeling back those layers of injustice, and sounding the alarm so that black Americans were made aware of the devastation to come. But, Pavlovian as they are, black writers couldn’t resist drooling over a story which involved race. You see, it is not just racism that undoes us, but our reaction to it, as well.
Another example: Today in the news, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his posse are *reporting* that President Obama’s birth certificate is a fake. It doesn’t mean anything. Arpaio doesn’t have the power to make any arrests or force the President to step down, but still, black people will flock to this largely irrelevant story. We can’t help ourselves. We’ve been conditioned to respond to perceived and real racism with an undeserved ferociousness. Race clouds our thinking, and since powerful interests have long observed this child-like quality in us, they throw us a little red racism meat to distract us from things that really matter, things that we could actually change.
The Black Standard is now synonymous with The Race Standard. Our mainstream writers refuse to cover stories with directly impact black communities because there’s always some lascivious race story that takes precedent. And black readers, like Pavlov’s dogs, eat it up.