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Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors

Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias

Memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors, according to new research that may explain how phobias can develop. Scientists have long assumed that memories and learned experiences built up during a lifetime must be passed on by teaching later generations or through personal experience. However, new research has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. Researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, found that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations. The results may help to explain why people suffer from seemingly irrational phobias – it may be based on the inherited experiences of their ancestors. (via Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors - Telegraph)

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He just explained my life…

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When somebody with whack ass vibes and energy talk about being futuristic and crafty - as a reason to why they don’t fit in.. And they’re just as the same as everyone else…

I am of the African race, and in the colour which is natural to them of the deepest dye; and it is under a sense of the most profound gratitude to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe.

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We are the greatest victims of colonial rule. We are exposed to this country’s strongest institutions every day. We find that what is called “education” is not education at all. What it is, is white nationalist propaganda. Black people are made to hate themselves. I saw a brother on the corner once, trying to figure out what was wrong with his skin-it didn’t match his flesh-colored bandaid.

Media is used against us in total. The W.P.P. (white power people, or the white power press, or white people’s power-take your choice) all victimize Blacks. The rebellion’s aftermath brought demands in the white press not for the resolution of historic grievances of oppressed Blacks but for the guillotining of Carmichael or myself. The Negro press is no better. They wait for white folks to tell them what to say. The tactic of media is to make you an enemy of the people. Enemies of the people are always vulnerable. The reason Malcolm could be killed and Black folks didn’t revolt is that the press had made Malcolm an enemy of the people. The reason they could give Muhammad Ali the maximum sentence and fine was because the press had made him an enemy of the people. The reason Adam Powell could be politically lynched and Black folks didn’t revolt, was because Adam had been made an enemy of the people. Negroes believe anything the press says.

Anything you don’t control can be used as a weapon against you. Education is used as a weapon against us. News media is used as a weapon against us. Athletics. We dominate in athletics, but we don’t control them. Therefore the Negro athlete is used as a weapon against us. This country realizes that the athlete has an image in our community. So they get some ol’ bootlicking, shuffling, money-mad Negro, who can run or jump, and they tell him, “Go control your people.” The same thing goes for entertainers.

Another thing that is used effectively against Blacks is the court system. There is no justice in this country for Black people. Justice is a joke, and it stinks of hypocrisy [names Lyndon Johnson and J. Edgar Hoover]. Justice means “just-us-white-folks.” There is no redress of grievance for Blacks in this country. When the government becomes the lawbreaker, people must become law enforcers.

Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (H. Rap. Brown)

Taken from his political autobiography “Die Nigger Die!” (pages 136-137)

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So excited to make my way to Asia and Africa this year 😍