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Is Western Logic Racist?

Apparently, that’s the latest thing. As is well documented, Marx began the assault on reason back in the day. There’s proletarian [=correct] logic, and there’s Aristotelian [=wrong, upper class] logic. Marxism may fail big time by the standards of logic they teach in the traditional [=upper class] universities, but it’s doing just fine by the standards of proletarian logic.

Well, now it’s the twenty first century, and it’s time to upgrade. Luckily for mankind, that’s exactly what’s happening on campuses across the United States. The logic they teach you in school, it seems, is Racist European Logic, and of course that is not binding upon downtrodden Black Women. http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/04/does-traditional-college-debate-reinforce-white-privilege/360746/

Here is Ms Korey Johnson telling it like it is:

I have no desire in proving the academic and logical nature of the arguments I run and the scholarship that I produce. It is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to create a list for what arguments/ideas are and are not logical. “What is logical” is not objective but it is rather subjective; that should be rather obvious. Secondly, these various notions of “logic” are steeped in a European tradition that have [sic] been historically violent to Black women from Sarah Baartman to Rekia Boyd to Laura Nelson to Anna Brown. No matter what Black women say, we are always framed as crazy, irrational, illogical Sapphires that can “never get with the program”. This call for logic is ultimately just a reproduction of the violence and the violent nature of the academy that produces a hierarchy of knowledge production that always already limits me out.

As luck would have it, our sources tell us that Ms Johnson was a guest at the White House recently, and they gave us a transcript of the conversation she had with Our Fearless Leader. What follows is taken straight from the secret NSA tapes:

“What you got there, Barack?”

“Oh, hi Korey. That’s my Black Windows computer program.”

“Say what?”

“The computer industry is racist from top to bottom. Gates, Jobs, Thorvald, all white males.”

“So?”

“All our computers use white racist logic. As you have said so wisely, “What is logical” is not objective but it is rather subjective; that should be rather obvious.”

“Wait a minute. You’re saying we should use different laws of logic when writing computer programs?”

“Of course. They teach “logic” in those computer science courses. But it’s white logic. All these various notions of “logic” they make you learn are steeped in a European tradition that has been historically violent to Black women from Sarah Baartman to Rekia Boyd to Laura Nelson to Anna Brown.”

“Linus Thorvald couldn’t beat anyone up, that geek.”

“Ah, but you should see how he talks about black women. No matter what Black women say, they are always framed as crazy, irrational, illogical Sapphires that can ‘never get with the program’.”

“Barry, I know you’re the POTUS, and I know you love black women, like that Danish Prime Minister, but you can’t build a computer with phony logic. Get real.”

“This call for logic is ultimately just a reproduction of the violence and the violent nature of the academy that produces a hierarchy of knowledge production that always already limits Michelle, my FLOTUS, out.”

“So how is this Black Windows going to work?”

“Simple. Anytime there’s a bug in the program, you explain to the screen how underprivileged you are.”

“And if that doesn’t work?”

“You tell it it’s racist, that it works very well for white people. It hates blacks, is why it’s just sitting there.”

“Barry, your laptop is on fire.”

“I always knew it was racist.”

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