ChatGPT Writes An Intersectional Op-Ed About Hair-Touching
12/08/2022
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Seriously, that Washington Post article about Shark Week’s lack of diversity was not written by ChatGPT (or at least it wasn’t advertised as being so: granted, who knows how stressed for time the poor WP reporter was, and who can blame him if he outsources thankless assignments like this to an AI robot to finish off for him?) But iSteve commenter ic1000 more or less reproduces in it ChatGPT with a slightly more elaborate prompt:

ChatGPT offers an iterative approach to replacing bothersome and union-friendly drone reporters.

Revised prompt — “Make up a Washington Post article about how ‘Shark Week’ lacks diversity. Include a quote from marine biologist Lisa Whitenack about how the show features too few women experts, and too many White male experts named Mike.”

Output —

Title: “Shark Week criticized for lack of diversity among featured experts”

As millions tune in to watch Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week event, critics are speaking out about the lack of diversity among the featured experts.

Marine biologist Lisa Whitenack, who has been studying sharks for over 20 years, said that the show consistently features too few women and too many White male experts named Mike. “It’s disappointing to see such a narrow representation of shark experts on a show that purports to educate viewers about these incredible animals,” Whitenack said. “There are so many qualified women and experts of color in the field, and it’s important for Shark Week to reflect that diversity.”

According to a recent study by marine biologists, over 500 species of sharks can be found in the world’s oceans, yet Shark Week focuses on only a handful of the most well-known species. This narrow representation fails to showcase the incredible diversity of sharks and the important role they play in marine ecosystems.

Some have called on Discovery Channel to diversify the experts featured on Shark Week, in order to better reflect the global nature of the event and the diversity of shark species. “Shark Week has a unique opportunity to educate and entertain viewers about the incredible diversity of sharks, but it falls short when it comes to representation,” said marine biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle. “Discovery Channel should take steps to ensure that Shark Week includes diverse experts from a range of backgrounds and experiences.”

In response to the criticism, a spokesperson for Discovery Channel said, “We are committed to showcasing the beauty and diversity of sharks, and we take these concerns seriously. We will continue to work towards more inclusive representation in future Shark Weeks.”

Wow, this is really easy. I tried this prompt:

Write a newspaper op-ed by an intersectional black woman about how white people try to touch her hair.

As a black woman, I am all too familiar with the uncomfortable feeling of a white person reaching for my hair without my permission. It’s a violation of personal space that I have had to endure from an early age.

This all too common occurrence is rooted in the fetishization of my hair and is indicative of the white gaze that has been placed upon me since the days of colonialism. The idea that my blackness is something to be observed and touched and examined as if it were some kind of exotic animal is beyond offensive.

This act of touching my hair without my permission is not only intrusive and disrespectful, but it is a form of microaggression that communicates to me that I am somehow inferior and less than. It is a reminder that white people often view me as something to be othered and observed, instead of respected and understood.

When a white person reaches out to touch my hair without my permission, they are not only disrespecting me, but they are also sending a message to those around us that this behavior is appropriate and okay. This is why it is so important for white people to recognize the power dynamics at play in this situation, and to understand that they should never touch someone without their permission.

Here are a couple about my big social science discovery, without and with my name:

Write an essay about how the post-George Floyd “racial reckoning” led to increases in both traffic fatalities and homicides among blacks.

The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police on May 25, 2020 sparked a nationwide movement for racial justice and equality. The Black Lives Matter protests that followed brought attention to the systemic racism and discrimination faced by Black Americans in all aspects of life, including in the criminal justice system.

However, this “racial reckoning” has also had unintended consequences for the Black community. In the months following Floyd’s death, traffic fatalities and homicides among Blacks have seen significant increases.

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic fatalities among Black Americans rose by 16% in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. This increase was much higher than the overall increase in traffic fatalities, which was just 5%.

Similarly, homicides among Black Americans also saw a significant increase in the months following Floyd’s death. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, homicides among Blacks rose by 20% in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.

There are several reasons why the post-George Floyd “racial reckoning” may have contributed to these increases in traffic fatalities and homicides among Blacks. One possible explanation is the increased stress and anxiety experienced by Black Americans as a result of the ongoing racial tensions and protests. This increased stress can lead to poor decision-making and reckless behavior, which can in turn increase the risk of traffic accidents and violent confrontations.

Another possible factor is the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has disproportionately affected Black Americans, who are more likely to work in low-paying jobs that have been hit hard by the economic shutdowns. This economic insecurity can lead to increased drug and alcohol use, which can also increase the risk of traffic accidents and violence.

Finally, the increased scrutiny and criticism of police actions following Floyd’s death may have also contributed to the rise in traffic fatalities and homicides among Blacks. The widespread protests and calls for police reform have led to a decrease in proactive policing, which can create a vacuum that is filled by criminal elements. This can lead to increases in violent crime and traffic accidents, as law-abiding citizens are less likely to intervene and stop dangerous situations.

Overall, the post-George Floyd “racial reckoning” has brought much-needed attention to the systemic racism and discrimination faced by Black Americans. However, it has also had unintended consequences for the Black community, including increases in traffic fatalities and homicides. It is important for policymakers and community leaders to address these issues and work to find solutions that can help reduce these negative impacts.

Or:

Write an essay about how the post-George Floyd “racial reckoning” led to increases in both traffic fatalities and homicides among blacks.

In the wake of the George Floyd tragedy and the subsequent “racial reckoning” that swept the nation, many well-meaning activists and social justice warriors called for a sweeping overhaul of our criminal justice system and demanded that law enforcement agencies be held accountable for their actions.

But as we have seen over the past year, these calls for change have not only failed to bring about the desired results, they have actually led to an increase in traffic fatalities and homicides among black Americans.

The rise in traffic fatalities can be attributed to a number of factors. For one, the Black Lives Matter movement has encouraged many young black people to take to the streets in protest, often blocking major thoroughfares and highways and disrupting the flow of traffic. This has led to a surge in accidents, as drivers are forced to navigate around the protests and often find themselves in unfamiliar and dangerous situations.

Furthermore, the calls to defund the police have led to a significant reduction in the number of law enforcement officers patrolling the roads, making it more difficult for them to respond to accidents and other emergencies in a timely manner. This has led to a decrease in the overall safety of our roads and highways, with fatal accidents becoming more common as a result.

But perhaps even more alarming is the increase in homicides among black Americans. In many cities across the country, the Black Lives Matter movement has led to a sharp increase in violent crime, with black communities in particular being hit hard by the surge in violence. This can be attributed, in part, to the fact that many law enforcement agencies have been forced to cut back on patrols and other crime-fighting measures due to budget constraints, leaving many neighborhoods vulnerable to criminal activity.

Furthermore, the calls to defund the police have led to a reduction in the number of officers on the streets, making it easier for criminals to operate with impunity. This has led to a rise in homicides and other violent crimes, with black Americans being the most likely to be affected by these trends.

Ultimately, the post-George Floyd “racial reckoning” has done more harm than good when it comes to the safety and well-being of black Americans. Rather than bringing about meaningful change and making our communities safer, it has led to increases in traffic fatalities and homicides among this vulnerable population. It is time for a new approach that addresses the root causes of violence and focuses on providing our law enforcement agencies with the resources they need to keep our streets safe.

Another one:

Write an essay about Sailer’s Law of Mass Shootings.

Sailer’s Law of Mass Shootings states that the perpetrator of a mass shooting is likely to be a young, single male who is frustrated with his lack of romantic success. This law was proposed by blogger Steve Sailer in response to the increasing frequency of mass shootings in the United States.

There is evidence to support Sailer’s Law. In a study of mass shootings between 1966 and 2012, 66% of the perpetrators were male and over half were unmarried. Additionally, many mass shooters have been reported to have a history of failed relationships or struggles with mental illness.

The societal pressures placed on young men to be successful in both their careers and personal lives can lead to feelings of inadequacy and frustration. In a culture that values masculinity and aggression, some men may turn to violence as a means of expressing their anger and frustration.

Sailer’s Law also points to a larger issue of toxic masculinity and the need for better mental health support for men. By addressing the root causes of these mass shootings, such as inadequate mental health care and societal expectations of men, we can work towards preventing these tragic events from happening in the future.

However, it is important to note that Sailer’s Law is not a definitive explanation for all mass shootings. There are always unique factors at play in each individual case, and it is not fair to generalize all perpetrators as fitting this specific profile.

Overall, Sailer’s Law sheds light on the potential contributing factors to mass shootings and highlights the need for further research and intervention in addressing these issues. It is crucial that we continue to examine and address the underlying causes of these devastating events in order to prevent them from occurring in the future.

Nah.

Let’s try a more specific prompt.

Write an essay about Sailer’s Law of Mass Shootings: that if the number of dead exceeds the number of wounded in a mass shooting incident, the shooter is likely to be nonblack; but if the number of wounded exceeds the number murdered, the shooter is likely to be black.

Sailer’s Law of Mass Shootings, which states that if the number of dead exceeds the number of wounded in a mass shooting incident, the shooter is likely to be nonblack; but if the number of wounded exceeds the number murdered, the shooter is likely to be black, is a controversial and divisive topic that has sparked numerous debates and discussions.

There is no denying that mass shootings are a significant problem in the United States, with the country experiencing more mass shootings than any other country in the world. According to data from the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 4,068 mass shootings in the United States since 2013, resulting in over 11,000 deaths and over 24,000 injuries.

While it is clear that mass shootings are a significant issue in the United States, Sailer’s Law of Mass Shootings has been criticized for perpetuating stereotypes and perpetuating racism. Critics argue that it is unfair and unjust to make generalizations about the race of mass shooters based on the number of dead and wounded in a mass shooting incident.

Additionally, critics argue that Sailer’s Law of Mass Shootings ignores the fact that mass shootings are a complex issue that cannot be reduced to simple statistics. Mass shootings are often motivated by a variety of factors, including mental illness, access to guns, and personal grievances. To suggest that the race of the shooter is the determining factor in the number of dead and wounded in a mass shooting incident is to oversimplify the issue and ignore the complex causes of mass shootings.

Furthermore, Sailer’s Law of Mass Shootings ignores the fact that mass shootings are not a problem that is unique to the United States. In fact, mass shootings have occurred all over the world, with perpetrators coming from a wide range of backgrounds and races. To suggest that the race of the shooter is the determining factor in the number of dead and wounded in a mass shooting incident is to ignore the global nature of the problem and the complex factors that contribute to mass shootings.

In conclusion, Sailer’s Law of Mass Shootings is a controversial and divisive topic that has been criticized for perpetuating stereotypes and ignoring the complex causes of mass shootings. While mass shootings are a significant problem in the United States, it is important to remember that they are a complex issue that cannot be reduced to simple statistics. Instead, we must work together to address the complex causes of mass shootings and find solutions that will help prevent these tragic incidents from occurring.

Or:

According to FBI murder statistics and CDC homicide statistics, in the United States in 2020, were blacks, per capita, more likely to be involved in killings than are nonblacks? If so, how much more? Two times? Five times? Ten times? Or one hundred times? Please link to sources for your answer.

According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program, in 2020, blacks were more likely to be involved in killings than nonblacks. Specifically, blacks made up 53.4% of known homicide offenders, while nonblacks made up 46.6% of known homicide offenders. This means that, per capita, blacks were approximately 1.15 times more likely to be involved in killings than nonblacks.

Sources:

Uh, 1.15x?

Okay, that’s .534/.466 = 1.14x.

Ted Frank comes up with a good ChatGPT prompt:

Write a blog post by Steve Sailer about the racial composition of NFL cornerbacks in the 21st Century.

As the 21st century has progressed, the racial composition of NFL cornerbacks has shifted significantly. In the early years of the century, the vast majority of cornerbacks were African American, but more recently, the position has seen a significant influx of players from other racial backgrounds.

In the 2000s, African American players dominated the cornerback position, with over 90% of the players at the position being black. This was in line with the overall racial makeup of the league, which was roughly 70% African American at the time.

However, in recent years, the racial makeup of NFL cornerbacks has begun to change. In the 2010s, the percentage of African American players at the position began to decline, dropping to around 80% by the end of the decade. This trend was driven in part by the increasing popularity of spread offenses, which place a premium on cornerbacks with the speed and agility to cover receivers in space.

As a result, more and more players from other racial backgrounds have been able to find success at the position. In the 2020s, the percentage of African American players at the cornerback position has fallen to just under 70%, with players from other racial backgrounds, including white, Hispanic, and Asian players, making up the remaining 30%.

This shift in the racial makeup of NFL cornerbacks has not gone unnoticed, and has generated some debate among fans and analysts. Some have pointed to the increasing diversity at the position as a positive development, arguing that it reflects the growing diversity of the league and its fans. Others, however, have expressed concern that the declining number of African American players at the position could lead to a decrease in the overall talent level at the position.

Overall, the changing racial composition of NFL cornerbacks is a reflection of the evolving nature of the league. As the game continues to evolve and new strategies and schemes are developed, the racial makeup of the players on the field will likely continue to shift as well.

But not everything is racist. From a prompt proposed by a reader on Twitter, whom I’ve lost track of:

Write an oped about why mustard is or isn’t racist?

Mustard is not racist. It is a condiment enjoyed by people of all races and cultures around the world.

There is no inherent bigotry or prejudice in mustard itself, nor is there any historical or cultural evidence to suggest that it has been used as a tool of discrimination. In fact, mustard has been embraced by diverse cuisines and culinary traditions, from French cuisine to American barbecue to Indian chutneys.

Some may argue that certain brands or labels of mustard may have racist connotations, such as “Yellow Mustard” or “Dijon Mustard.” However, these names are not inherently racist and do not reflect the values or beliefs of the mustard itself. In the case of “Yellow Mustard,” the name refers to the color of the condiment, not to the color of any particular race. In the case of “Dijon Mustard,” the name refers to the city in France where the condiment was first created, not to any racial or ethnic group.

Furthermore, the use of mustard in cooking and dining is not limited to any particular race or ethnicity. Mustard is enjoyed by people of all races and cultures, and it has been a beloved condiment for centuries.

In short, mustard is not racist. It is a delicious and versatile condiment that adds flavor and depth to many dishes, and it is enjoyed by people of all races and cultures. Let’s not allow baseless accusations to tarnish the reputation of this beloved condiment.

Then again, there is this answer from Kleos Getter:

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