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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:54 pm    Post subject: Science and Counter-Racist Science Reply with quote

What is meant by the word science ?


What exactly is Counter-Racist Science?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 12:15 am    Post subject: Re: Science and Counter-Racist Science Reply with quote

Trina wrote:
What is meant by the word science ?


What exactly is Counter-Racist Science?


I'll take a stab at the first part without "Webster".



Science: The practice of revealing truth.



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 8:24 am    Post subject: Re: Science and Counter-Racist Science Reply with quote

Josh wrote:
Trina wrote:
What is meant by the word science ?


What exactly is Counter-Racist Science?


I'll take a stab at the first part without "Webster".



Science: The practice of revealing truth.



Josh

Very interesting beginning Josh...I only hope I can make some contribution to it. Before I really began to study words, my definition of a scientist was...

A person that is involved in the study and practice of a subject, following a set of rules (method or scientific method), that confirm and certify the fact that knowledge has taken place.

Now talk about convoluted. In other words we know things...science is supposed to tell us how we know what we know. For example, we know we breathe...a scientist is supposed to be able to tell a person, by following a logical method for revealing truth, how we breathe.

I would attempt to modify your definition slightly Josh, if I may, by stating the following:

Science: The logical process for revealing truth.

Counter-Racist Science: The logical process for revealing truth in such a manner that justice and correctness is promoted.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:56 am    Post subject: Re: Science and Counter-Racist Science Reply with quote

Virtual_GOD wrote:
Josh wrote:
Trina wrote:
What is meant by the word science ?


What exactly is Counter-Racist Science?


I'll take a stab at the first part without "Webster".



Science: The practice of revealing truth.



Josh

Very interesting beginning Josh...I only hope I can make some contribution to it. Before I really began to study words, my definition of a scientist was...

A person that is involved in the study and practice of a subject, following a set of rules (method or scientific method), that confirm and certify the fact that knowledge has taken place.

Now talk about convoluted. In other words we know things...science is supposed to tell us how we know what we know. For example, we know we breathe...a scientist is supposed to be able to tell a person, by following a logical method for revealing truth, how we breathe.

I would attempt to modify your definition slightly Josh, if I may, by stating the following:

Science: The logical process for revealing truth.

Counter-Racist Science: The logical process for revealing truth in such a manner that justice and correctness is promoted.


Sounds logical to me...

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:39 am    Post subject: Re: Science and Counter-Racist Science Reply with quote

Trina wrote:
What is meant by the word science ?
What exactly is Counter-Racist Science?


Any correct scientific process is one that checks results against Truth (i.e.That which is).

The definition of Counter-Racism is as follows:

(1) Any speech and/or action that helps to eliminate racism (white supremacy).
(2) Any speech and/or action that helps to promote justice and correctness.


Hopefully, this scientific process will help to promote a constructive exchange-of-views, while at the same time, minimize the confusion for the participants interested in replacing the SYSTEM of White Supremacy (Racism) with a SYSTEM of justice. In order to gaurantee no person is mistreated and to also gaurantee that the person who needs help the most, gets the most help.

This is a flow-chart of how the Counter-Racist Scientific process should be used:



1. Observed Phenomenon:

Each time a person observes a phenomenon that deals with Politics (i.e. people relations) they can begin exercising this process by documenting the phenomenon as observed.

2. Hypothesis:

As a result of this Observed Phenomenon the person exercising this process must then make a "Hypothesis" relating to the Observed Phenomenon in an attempt to provide reasons/explanations for the phenomenon observed. Logically speaking, only one hypothesis should be made to each observed phenomenon.

3. Experimentation:

After this is done the the person exercising this process should then create an "Experimentation" that will either "prove" or "disprove" the Hypothesis. The task of "Experimentation" will provide the results for the overall process.

4. Results:

Inconsistant Evidence:
If the Results are inconsistent with the Hypothesis, the Hypothesis should be revised. A "Revised-Hypothesis" may be used to indicate that the original hypothesis requires modifiacation. It may also be useful to include why the original Hypothesis should be modified based on scientific data/evidence. Once the "Hypothesis" is revised, further "Experimentation" is required as shown in the Counter-Racist Science flow chart above.

Supporting Evidence
However, if the "Results" are consistent with the "Hypothesis" it can be used as supporting evidence that the original "Hypothesis" is indeed accurate and can therefore be used as a "Scientific Theory". However, all "Supporting Evidence" should be tested repeatedly and refined before it is presented as a "Scientific Theory".

Additional Suggestions:

Here are 10 basic rules for a person to follow while conducting Counter-Racist Sciece Projects.

--Stop Snitching for reasons of personal gain.
--Stop Name-Calling others.
--Stop Cursing others.
--Stop Gossiping
--Stop being discourteous.
--Stop Stealing
--Stop Robbing.
--Stop fighting.
--Stop Killing.
--Stop squabbling amoung yourselves and asking the White-Supremacists to settle it.

-- I have also found through trial and error that the so-called "socratic-method" of questions & answers is the best way to conduct an exchange-of-views.

I could be incorrect becaue I'm still learning.

Are you ready to try counter-racist science yet?

Winston Wolfe.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Science and Counter-Racist Science Reply with quote

Winston Wolfe wrote:
Trina wrote:
What is meant by the word science ?
What exactly is Counter-Racist Science?


Any correct scientific process is one that checks results against Truth (i.e.That which is).

The definition of Counter-Racism is as follows:

(1) Any speech and/or action that helps to eliminate racism (white supremacy).
(2) Any speech and/or action that helps to promote justice and correctness.


Hopefully, this scientific process will help to promote a constructive exchange-of-views, while at the same time, minimize the confusion for the participants interested in replacing the SYSTEM of White Supremacy (Racism) with a SYSTEM of justice. In order to gaurantee no person is mistreated and to also gaurantee that the person who needs help the most, gets the most help.

This is a flow-chart of how the Counter-Racist Scientific process should be used:



1. Observed Phenomenon:

Each time a person observes a phenomenon that deals with Politics (i.e. people relations) they can begin exercising this process by documenting the phenomenon as observed.

2. Hypothesis:

As a result of this Observed Phenomenon the person exercising this process must then make a "Hypothesis" relating to the Observed Phenomenon in an attempt to provide reasons/explanations for the phenomenon observed. Logically speaking, only one hypothesis should be made to each observed phenomenon.

3. Experimentation:

After this is done the the person exercising this process should then create an "Experimentation" that will either "prove" or "disprove" the Hypothesis. The task of "Experimentation" will provide the results for the overall process.

4. Results:

Inconsistant Evidence:
If the Results are inconsistent with the Hypothesis, the Hypothesis should be revised. A "Revised-Hypothesis" may be used to indicate that the original hypothesis requires modifiacation. It may also be useful to include why the original Hypothesis should be modified based on scientific data/evidence. Once the "Hypothesis" is revised, further "Experimentation" is required as shown in the Counter-Racist Science flow chart above.

Supporting Evidence
However, if the "Results" are consistent with the "Hypothesis" it can be used as supporting evidence that the original "Hypothesis" is indeed accurate and can therefore be used as a "Scientific Theory". However, all "Supporting Evidence" should be tested repeatedly and refined before it is presented as a "Scientific Theory".

Additional Suggestions:

Here are 10 basic rules for a person to follow while conducting Counter-Racist Sciece Projects.

--Stop Snitching for reasons of personal gain.
--Stop Name-Calling others.
--Stop Cursing others.
--Stop Gossiping
--Stop being discourteous.
--Stop Stealing
--Stop Robbing.
--Stop fighting.
--Stop Killing.
--Stop squabbling amoung yourselves and asking the White-Supremacists to settle it.

-- I have also found through trial and error that the so-called "socratic-method" of questions & answers is the best way to conduct an exchange-of-views.

I could be incorrect becaue I'm still learning.

Are you ready to try counter-racist science yet?

Winston Wolfe.



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 8:00 pm    Post subject: Children Reply with quote

Trina, the following is what I think may be an example of the scientific method. It appears to include all three parts:

1. Observed phenomenon

2. Hypothesis

3. Experimentation

Counter racism science is about problem solving.

Starting with the biggest one of all, racism White supremacy.

Josh




When four-year-olds were asked to pick a troublemaker from a set pictures, guess who they chose?

Even very young children - both white and black - hold disturbing views about race


By Sophie Goodchild and Dana Gloger
02 January 2005


Children as young as four hold racist views, identifying black people as potential troublemakers and criminals, according to shocking new research.

The results, to be presented by the scientist and author Robert Winston this week, show that young children from all backgrounds prefer white people, whom they associate with success and trustworthiness. He was concerned to find a majority of black children hold the same views, with many saying they want to be white when they grow up.

Lord Winston's experiment was carried out for the BBC's Child of Our Time, a series that tracks the development of children from birth through childhood. Broadcast on Tuesday, the programme, which he presents, shows them responding to a series of images, each containing in turn four photographs of the faces of men, women, boys or girls. Only one of the faces in each sequence was white.

The children were asked to pick out the face of the person they wanted as their friend, who they would choose to sit next to, which person they thought would be most likely to get into trouble and who would be most successful. Almost all the white children in the survey associated positive qualities exclusively with the photographs of white children or adults. More than 50 per cent of the black children interviewed gave similar responses. These attitudes were just as prevalent among affluent children as among those from poor backgrounds. In contrast, people with darker features were viewed as likely to be law-breakers and low achievers.

Lord Winston said the study raises new concerns that British society is "breeding a kind of racism" at an early stage in life.

"We have failed as a society to promote respect of individuals from ethnic minorities," said Lord Winston, professor of fertility studies at Imperial College London. "We should be encouraging five-year-olds to have an ethnic identity. There is a lack of respect for blacks in the Army, in the police, and we still don't have many black Members of Parliament.

"In the US, they have statues of Martin Luther King, but in Britain we do not have the same black icons. I don't want to claim that Britain is a racist society - we have a wonderful history of tolerance - but I am concerned about it."

He believes the point is illustrated by the experience of Tyrese Blake-Hakeem, a black child who is being tracked by the BBC series. His family have educated him about his heritage by taking him to the US where black role models are more prominent. Tyrese was one of the few children who pointed to a photograph of a black child when the researcher asked him who was most likely to be successful or who he would like as his friend.

The findings are based on a University of Kent study. Adam Rutland, co-author and senior lecturer in psychology, said the results were in line with earlier research. "Children pick up on racist stereotypes at an early age," he said.

Lord Ouseley, a former head of the Commission for Racial Equality, said: "It is not that role models don't exist, it is just they are so overwhelmed by negativity associated with their community."

'Child of Our Time' is broadcast on BBC1, Tuesday 6 January at 9pm
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