The C.O.W.S. CRAZY TALK, STUPID TALK Part 4

Friday, November 3rd 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific


The Context of White Supremacy hosts the fourth study session on Neil Postman’s Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk: How We Defeat Ourselves By the Way We Talk and What to Do About It. Postman is a Suspected Racist, who authored a heap of important texts, including: Amusing Ourselves To Death; Teaching as a Subversive Activity; and How to Watch TV News. A prolific writer, Postman penned 18 books, was a professor of media ecology at New York University, and delivered astute analysis of technology and the use of words. Students of counter-racism understand the primary weapon of Racists is the incorrect and deceptive use of words. We’ll remember this while examining Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk. Last week’s session was the began going into specific brands of “crazy” and “stupid.” He described how vague goals and questions can be greatly bolstered by adding specifics. Postman also described how words and even the architecture of buildings can influence how we speak and think. Specifically, Postman explained how doctors’s offices and courtrooms are designed to intimidate and coerce compliance from visitors. Postman also explained how language can feed on itself – meaning people often feel compelled to respond to verbal communication. He explains how this can often lead to a volley of insults and recrimination. If this text is useful, non-white listeners will gain tools to help identify deceptive speech in others and skills to minimize our own “crazy” or “stupid” talk.

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