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Beginning With a Whisper

By Emily Zimmermann

The word “bystander” has always made me anxious – mostly because I really don’t want to be one. I try to be vigilant about what is going on in my surroundings and keep watch for injustice. 999 more words

October

Bystander Effect

Last night my friend and I were on an 11pm bus from West wood LA to Santa Monica. We’d just finished up at a LA pre-fashion week event, invitation by my coworker, Jenny. 818 more words

Art And Fashion

The Power to Change the World

On the afternoon of September 18th, a teenage driver lost control of his SUV as he sped down Salt Lake City’s Indiana Avenue. The GMC Yukon tore through the safety barrier, went airborne into a ravine, and landed upside down in three feet of water and the bottom of the gully. 145 more words

Culture

'The Bystander Effect'

by Yomi Adegoke

Yesterday morning, model Mahaneela Choudhury-Reid fell victim to an unprovoked and racially motivated attack at Regents park Tube station. She described the ordeal via Twitter, recalling how on entering a lift, she was repeatedly pushed by a white, stocky middled aged man. 821 more words

Racism

Why Bystanders Fail to Help a Person in Distress When Other People Are Around

A Bystander Effect is a psychological phenomenon that led the researchers Bibb Latane and John Darley to conduct a study and experiment in 1964 after the murder of Kitty Genovese on March 13th of the same year. 256 more words

Bystander Apathy

I am not...

I am not a dog, don’t whistle at me. I do not respond in barks or on commands, so don’t tell me to make you sandwich or to go to the kitchen where I belong. 156 more words