Thursday, March 17, 2016
Dr. Amos Wilson Lecture Notes
Other aspect of intelligence...consists of the ability to SOLVE PROBLEMS!!!!
"IQ" is irrelevant if unable to solve problems.
We must read european history...the two histories are too intertwined...they have robbed and stolen enough to be/play as intrinsically "nice" ...
You are not intelligent until able to solve the problems that confront YOU.
You exist in a context that is unique to you,...problems unique to you..exist under conditions that are unique to you..
White text books/college courses etc....are defined by the problems that THEY face
white psychology books, economic books, sociology are all designed and structured to address the problems faced by the white race
Contrasting, comparing..doing hypotheticals---knowledge alone is not good enough
Dr. Wilson's major difficulty on the lecture circuit is convincing people that we in fact have major problems i.e. AIDS
Can't simply lean on Jesus...have to use your mind...to solve problems
The first essence of intelligence is to recognize that you have a problem.
Correlation with economic decline: As cotton prices declined..the number of lynchings increased
Mind and Computer - information approach - software consists of the plans, instructions, organized to deal with the systematic info input
The Act of seeing is guided by a program..."looking is not seeing"
the act of seeing is an intellectual act...to be able to differentiate the type of system that you are looking at
We are conditioned to be blind to the obvious...educated into ignorance of the obvious...
The hardware of black people suffer no deficits - must learn to be incapable..to be dumb..even black adults are serious students of dumbness..conditioning is a learning process
Stategy for recapturing the African mind....is not a "feel good" approach...not about African clothes, dance, and song...its about survival...
culture not merely a way of behaving..talking..dressing...it is ultimately an intellectual system...a survival mechanism...the food dance and song is coincidental to the problem solving capacity of that culture
Moving the child beyond the immediate circumstance...reorienting the current behavior to solve future problem....increasing the child's conceptual capacity. History is not about Hero worship...feeling good..its part of organizing the mind.
To appropriately educate the black child must understand the ultimate goal is the overthrow of white supremacy- if this is not the goal the black child will not be developed to his/her fullest intellectual potential