Friday, November 10th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the fifth and final 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 stack of well regarded literature, 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 a critic 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 explored the different varieties of “propaganda” – emphasizing that emotional attempts to persuade most often work best on groups of people as opposed to individuals. Postman’s own White Supremacy may have been apparent as he used written commentary on former Black Panther member George Jackson as an example of how “intellectuals” or members of the “the Left” tend to minimize the criminal tendencies of so called revolutionary civil rights leaders. In Gus’s view, Postman seemed more sympathetic to Adolph Eichmann, an celebrated Nazi who helped Adolf Hitler kill tens of thousand of people. In addition to possible acts of Racism, Postman also encourage readers to be mindful that words can have multiple definitions. He also suggested exploring what objectives helped fashion the words and definitions being used and how the use of these terms impacts people. If this book has been helpful, we should have a few extra techniques to boost our counter-racist design of language.
The C.O.W.S. Radio Program is specifically engineered for black & non-white listeners – Victims of White Supremacy. The purpose of this program is to provide Victims of White Supremacy with constructive information and suggestions on how to counter Racist Woman & Racist Man.[/caption]
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