Discussion in 'The Root' started by CharlieManson, Jan 5, 2017.
He speaks of the failure of identity politics and how identity politics gets in the way for historical facts when it comes to making theory.
Tommy Curry stats that morality gets corrupts theory because morality makes certain assumptions and presume certain truths of the world.
So a lot of Black studies isn't historical or factual...it is just a bunch of academics defending their identity and promoting morality
Sounds like it might be similar to this book:
Gonna give it a listen, sounds very interesting.
I'm 4 minutes in, good stuff so far.
15:30 - 22:00
He had those students on ropes.
He's got these students like.
These students are terrible. Didn't read the assignment to even have the fukking lecture.
Then on top of that, talking about having emperical evidence to back an assertion is "problematic" or "dangerous"
This man is doing great work and I learned a great deal from this lecture.
You talking about Losing the Race - Self-Sabotage in Black America?
Berkeley linguistics professor John McWhorter, born at the dawn of the post-Civil Rights era, spent years trying to make sense of this question. Now he dares to say the unsayable: racism's ugliest legacy is the disease of defeatism that has infected black America. Losing the Race explores the three main components of this cultural virus: the cults of victimology, separatism, and antiintellectualism that are making blacks their own worst enemies in the struggle for success.
More angry than Stephen Carter, more pragmatic and compassionate than Shelby Steele, more forward-looking than Stanley Crouch, McWhorter represents an original and provocative point of view. With Losing the Race, a bold new voice rises among black intellectuals.
And thanks for the rep guys, glad you enjoy the video...
I saw almost every video of him talking on YOUTUBE....
I just can't wait until he releases a book...
That guy mentioned Arthur Ashe. And what few people know these day is that Arthur Ashe was a true to goodness Black man.
I am looking for an interview that Ashe did back in the 80's or 90's were a reporter asked him something about being Black and Ashe responded with something along the lines of:
"He didn't mind being Black; he was just annoyed at having to defend why he was a Black man to White people."
It was something like that. It was simply brilliant. I miss intelligent athletes like Arthur Ashe.
Link didn't work, but yeah that's the book. I borrowed it from the library but I'm only about 60 pages in so far. Definitely saying things that don't get expressed publicly about how there are some black people who are fukking up the cause.
I was not expecting that.
The whole class got that work.