Skip to comments.Does Traditional College Debate Reinforce White Privilege? (Hurl Alert)
Posted on 04/17/2014 7:55:49 AM PDT by C19fan
It used to be that if you went to a college-level debate tournament, the students youd see would be bookish future lawyers from elite universities, most of them white. In matching navy blazers, theyd recite academic arguments for and against various government policies. It was tame, predictable, and, frankly, boring.
These days, an increasingly diverse group of participants has transformed debate competitions, mounting challenges to traditional form and content by incorporating personal experience, performance, and radical politics. These alternative-style debaters have achieved success, too, taking top honors at national collegiate tournaments over the past few years.
(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...
Or do they just knock out the white, “privileged” debaters?
Isn't that just a variation on pounding the table?
"If the glove does not fit, you must acquit!"
It’s too depressing
Oppressive debate using racial or radical liberal accusations are not a substitute for truth, nor are they an argument based on reason, logic or correctness.
They are only tactics which force right-thinking people to just wish this crap was over so they could go home and be away from the rabble.
IOW, they dilute and diminish the prestige of true debate.
“Socialized healthcare is not economically feasible.”
“You’re only saying that because you’re a racist.”
You will if you live long enough.
Rules are white.
I can’t stand reading this, but the answer would seem pretty obvious. The black debaters will argue for black privilege, the white debaters will argue for black privileges, and an occasional Asian debater might say, “May the best man win!”
Or, I suppose, “May the best person win!”
This stuff is just high minded Nazism, with whites replacing Jews as scapegoats.
“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life.”
White privilege is real:
You’ll never be called an Oreo or an Uncle Tom.
You’ll never be called a race traitor for voting for someone from a different race.
A college will never assume based on your race that you can’t meet the normal standards.
AKA "dumbing down."
Uh huh. I'd bet big money that these "challenges" are specifically known as ad hominem, false choice, tu quoque, red herring, begging the question, guilt by association, etc.
...and now that I’ve read the article, I see that I’ve had lost that big money. It’s not even debate in any traditional (i.e. “white”, “privileged”, “racist”) sense, over the question asked, it’s just screaming about whitey.
"That's real retarded, sir"
The Ghettoization of the public square.
Why would a white kid go to college in the US?
Ouuuuuch. Well done sir.
Then they don't have to speak in relatively proper English. Then they can use 'street gibberish' that they are used to speaking everyday.
And once the white person is winning the argument, the black person just has to say, “That’s Racist!” End of debate.
As opposed to Authentic Frontier Gibberish.
so does minority privilege:
1. you’ll never be called a racist.
2. you’ll never be called a cracker or white boy/white girl.
3. a college will never care if you can meet the normal standards it has b/c it’s diversity requirements supercede individuals’ achievements and abilities - to the extent it will deny qualified whites entry, to allow less qualified minorities entry and scholarships.
On March 24, 2014 at the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) Championships at Indiana University, two Towson University students, Ameena Ruffin and Korey Johnson, became the first African-American women to win a national college debate tournament, for which the resolution asked whether the U.S. presidents war powers should be restricted. Rather than address the resolution straight on, Ruffin and Johnson, along with other teams of African-Americans, attacked its premise. The more pressing issue, they argued, is how the U.S. government is at war with poor black communities.What the heck?
In the final round, Ruffin and Johnson squared off against Rashid Campbell and George Lee from the University of Oklahoma, two highly accomplished African-American debaters with distinctive dreadlocks and dashikis. Over four hours, the two teams engaged in a heated discussion of concepts like nigga authenticity and performed hip-hop and spoken-word poetry in the traditional timed format. At one point during Lees rebuttal, the clock ran out but he refused to yield the floor. F*** the time! he yelled.
Feel good awards based upon “Telling it like it is.”
What, pray tell, is Authentic Frontier Gibberish?