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[Xmca-l] Re: Fwd: NYTimes.com: The ‘Benefits’ of Black Physics Students



Prashad says "swayed by the personality difference" -- nothing overt about
racial ethnicity per se..

Best,
Huw




On 17 December 2015 at 23:10, Dr. Paul C. Mocombe <pmocombe@mocombeian.com>
wrote:

>
>
> David,
> "But too many black
> physicists, and it becomes very difficult to carry out atrocities like
> Hiroshima and Nagasaki."
>
> I to was under the impression that bcuz of our experiences as african
> people we are immune to allowing or carrying out atrocities like Hiroshima
> and nagasaki.  However, duvalier, amin, and other african leaders have
> proven me wrong.  I heard a wonderful talk by Vijay Prashad (Watch "Days of
> Revolt: The Militarism of U.S. Diplomacy" on YouTubehttps://
> youtu.be/rFNjoy0kSV0) regarding how the leaders of the BRIC nations gave
> carte blanche to Barack Obama to invade libya because they assumed as a
> black man he was different from the other white American leaders who
> preceded him.  They were wrong!
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note® 4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: David Kellogg <dkellogg60@gmail.com>
> Date: 12/17/2015  5:41 PM  (GMT-05:00)
> To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu>
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re:
>         Fwd: NYTimes.com: The ‘Benefits’ of Black Physics Students
>
> Paul:
>
> What black students bring to physics class is...more black students. Both
> synchronically (because they bring their boyfriends and girlfriends and
> comrades and make it easier for black perfect strangers to stick it out)
> and diachronically (because they grow up to be black physics professors and
> the next thing you know you've got a whole row of black kids right in front
> of the lecturn).
>
> Somewhere in the back of their minds, that's what's really bothering their
> honorships. The USA has never had any problems with Nazi physicists--when
> we ran out of real Nazis (like Werner Von Braun) we just grew our own
> (Edward Teller). Even Russians can fit in (Sagdeev). But too many black
> physicists, and it becomes very difficult to carry out atrocities like
> Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
>
> Shortly after apartheid fell my father went to South Africa to watch a
> comet hit Jupiter. The main black radio station had him on for an
> interview; they thought some of their listeners would dig it (they
> did). Maybe some day that will happen in really backward places, like
> in the USA.
>
> David Kellogg
> Macquarie University
>
> On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 8:15 PM, Dr. Paul C. Mocombe <
> pmocombe@mocombeian.com> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > This article as inspiring as it maybe fails to answer chief justice
> > roberts' question.  Middle class black America and "Hip hop" and it's
> > practitioners do not offer an opposing metaphysical understanding of the
> > universe that would make their participation in a physics class diverse.
> > Unless you are a five percenter (sub group of the hip hop community who
> > believe that humans are gods and only 5 percent of them are conscious of
> > their true nature...includes people like ll cool j; jay-z; Kanye west) of
> > the community who shares a marginalize view.
> > I am in agreement with roberts as it pertains to the black american.
> > Liberal black America's fight for equality of opportunity, recognition,
> and
> > distribution makes justice roberts' question a fundamental one which they
> > must attack head on!
> >
> >
> > Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note® 4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
> >
> > -------- Original message --------
> > From: "Dr. Paul C. Mocombe" <pmocombe@mocombeian.com>
> > Date: 12/17/2015  5:51 AM  (GMT-05:00)
> > To: "Dr. Paul C. Mocombe" <pmocombe@mocombeian.com>
> > Subject: NYTimes.com: The ‘Benefits’ of Black Physics Students
> >
> > From The New York Times:
> >
> > The ‘Benefits’ of Black Physics Students
> >
> > Black students’ responsibility in the classroom is not to serve as
> > ‘seasoning’ to the academic soup.
> >
> >
> >
> http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/17/opinion/the-benefits-of-black-physics-students.html?mwrsm=Email
> >
> >
> >
> > Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note® 4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>