Black History Culture : Black Intelligence Test of Cultural Homogeneity

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Robert Lewis Williams III is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology and African and Afro-American Studies at the Washington University in S*** Louis and a prominent figure in the history of African-American Psychology. He is well known as a stalwart critic of racial and cultural biases in IQ testing, for coining the word “Ebonics” in 1973, and for developing the Black Intelligence Test of Cultural Homogeneity. He has published more than 60 professional articles and several books. He was a founding member of the Association of Black Psychologists, and served as its second President

    *** *** *** *** *** Black Intelligence Test of Cultural Homogeneity
    Publication Date: 2006-11-05
    By Robert L. Williams, P***D.

    The famous *************** test, written in the 1970s, provides an opportunity to test your "cultural background"

    One universal feature of a culture or subculture is language. To provide an example of how important language is to culture, the so-called "test" below is a play on how IQ test are said to be culturally biased. The test below is an opportunity to test your "cultural background."


    1. Alley Apple is
    a) brick
    b) piece of fruit
    c) dog
    d) horse

    2. CPT means a standard of
    a) time
    b) tune
    c) tale
    d) twist

    3. Deuce-and-a-quarter is
    a) money
    b) a car
    c) a house
    d) dice

    4. The eagle flies means
    a) the blahs
    b) a movie
    c) payday
    d) deficit

    5. Gospel Bird is a
    a) pheasant
    b) chicken
    c) goose
    d) duck

    6. "I know you, shame" means
    a) You don't hear well
    b) You are a racist
    c) You don't mean what you're saying
    d) You are guilty

    7. Main Squeeze means
    a) to prepare for battle
    b) a favorite toy
    c) a best girlfriend
    d) to hold up someone

    8. Nose Opened means
    a) flirting
    b) teed off
    c) deeply in love
    d) very angry

    9. Playing the dozens means
    a) playing the numbers
    b) playing baseball
    c) insulting a person's parents
    d) playing with women

    10) Shucking means
    a) talking
    b) thinking
    c) train of thought
    d) wasting time

    11) Stone fox means
    a) bitchy
    b) pretty
    c) train of thought
    d) wasting time

    12) *** *** *** means
    a) that's cool baby
    b) taking care of business
    c) they couldn't breathe
    d) took careful behavior


    For the answers see Appendix 2 at the url below: http://www.bragg.army.mil/82EO/Files/Culture & Observances/African Amer...
     
  2. Da Street So'ja

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    yes

    while i agree with your attempt to educate wish i appreciate ALWAYS

    this material however falls short and is based on "Psychology"

    which is not a "science" IMO, but based on relativity, relative to a predictable

    environment and predictable outcomes (i could expand in Bro/Sis Chat tonite @8pm EST if you care to attend thanx)

    i'm not to crazy about the negative connotation of the title of the test either

    so based on that relevance this test was relevant in the 1970's and was

    probably great, this is 2009 this test is irrelevant IMO

    and offers NO mental expansion WHATSOEVER

    and any Ph.d just means they are a MORE programmed element of this

    eurotrix (european matrix) and have been taught "under" that system

    i don't think these test are still around i haven't heard about an IQ test

    since i was a kid, and is this test is to show IQ tests are culturally biased

    well didn't we "discover" that in the.................................1970's & 80's?

    i notice (not a comment to you CB) that everything in the eurotrix

    is backwards as this test to measure your culture "background"

    only to measure how much more programming that needs to be done

    anyway i think we should be more concerned with our

    CULTURAL "FOREGROUND"

    side note: i haven't heard the word "shucking" since a kid too lol

    until recently right here on Destee.Com

    THE REAL INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY

    thank you


    i see this "test" and i realize, yes we've come a long way, baby
     
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    TITLE shock..

    :hi:
    :hi:cherryblossom

    B. I. T. C. H. Black Intelligence Test of Cultural Homogeneity

    Great attention line.. Drew me in.
    The word.. should be opened as a discussion.
    Clean, No Twisting Finger discussion topic.

    Encompassing Respectful, Open Minded Dialog.
    An attempt at Solution Based Dialog.

    Calling a woman the word is disrespectful.

    Limited Dialog or Vocabulary is an issue in many instances.

    Then woman call each other this too.

    The word can hurt! The word does hurt!

    I don't personally use it.

    The first definition. A female dog.
    The second definition reads what it would take to be really considered ONE!

    Guys talk about Things. Some times Crazy things...Non-Sense things... Silly things... Cool things...Diverse and Productive Things.

    =======
    In response to the THREAD..

    I grew up in St. Louis MO. Home Town.
    I am familiar with Washington University in St. Louis
    So being from the streets. Knowing the slang.
    I would like to take
    The Black Intelligence Test of Cultural Homogeneity Test.

    Without looking at the answers. I would like to buy a vowel.:em0100:
    My answer to the questions are off the top of my head.
    Then I will look at the answer sheet.

    This is a great test of Trivia Knowledge.
    Or Slang Understanding.

    My Test guess.. without looking at answers.


    1. Alley Apple is
    a) brick
    b) piece of fruit
    c) dog
    d) horse

    2. CPT means a standard of
    a) time
    b) tune
    c) tale
    d) twist

    3. Deuce-and-a-quarter is
    a) money
    b) a car
    c) a house
    d) dice

    4. The eagle flies means
    a) the blahs
    b) a movie
    c) payday
    d) deficit

    5. Gospel Bird is a
    a) pheasant
    b) chicken
    c) goose
    d) duck

    6. "I know you, shame" means
    a) You don't hear well
    b) You are a racist
    c) You don't mean what you're saying
    d) You are guilty

    7. Main Squeeze means
    a) to prepare for battle
    b) a favorite toy
    c) a best girlfriend
    d) to hold up someone

    8. Nose Opened means
    a) flirting
    b) teed off
    c) deeply in love
    d) very angry

    9. Playing the dozens means
    a) playing the numbers
    b) playing baseball
    c) insulting a person's parents
    d) playing with women

    10) Shucking means
    a) talking
    b) thinking
    c) train of thought
    d) wasting time

    11) Stone fox means
    a) bitchy
    b) pretty
    c) train of thought
    d) wasting time

    12) T. C. B. means
    a) that's cool baby
    b) taking care of business
    c) they couldn't breathe
    d) took careful behavior

    Thanks for the post.
     
  4. Da Street So'ja

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    ok

    where do we go from here?

    what did you learn?

    what should we learn?

    :?:
     
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    Nothing Bro..
    The Test is Weak...of Washington U.
    This is no I.Q test by any stretch.
    Just some street talk, slang.

    They made many book sales on this material. How? It boggles my mind how?
    Any way I was just having fun taking it.
    Dude i hate test..

    The test answer link was broken.
     
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    i'm not mad at you

    i ask question you know my occupation is "learning" (check my profile lol)

    no i appreciate your comment

    i personally didn't think the test offered much now or THEN

    OF COURSE THEY MAKE MONEY ON GARBAGE that's why i don't read

    not mad at your fun lol

    when i was in high school somebody called me a street "bookworm"

    i said that's funny i don't read lol and can very well lol

    what you see is natural not "learned"

    i graduated 69th out of 406 students IMAGINE where i would have placed

    if i read the material lol

    anyway thanks Bro. Hodee

    IT'S ALWAYS LOVE AND RESPECT
     
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    So'ja, I'm really not understanding your reaction to this thread. I put this topic in the “CULTURE” forum because LANGUAGE is a part of our “culture.”

    Aren't you the same person who chided me and Rich for applying “eurocentric” language to define “overstanding?” However, in this thread, you say that this test is “IRRELEVANT?” Why? Just because it applies to another era? How can you defend African-American dialect in one breath and discount it in another?

    And do you think ANYONE with a Ph.d is just programmed by “eurocentric” thinking? What about Dr. Yosef Ben Jochannan? Is he, too, “programmed in the european matrix?” Do you have a problem with ALL college-educated people or only people in the field of psychology?

    And, I'm going to assume that you did not read the short bio I gave for Dr. Williams. Because, yes, “WE” did discover that IQ tests were CULTURALLY biased in the 70s.”

    Robert L. Williams IS THE BLACK MAN WHO SPOKE OUT ON IT and this test is what he developed to show that.

    Now, yes, the “title” of it is the acronym of an offensive word; but, surely, “we” should be able to get pass that and see the test for what it was designed for. Besides, I've seen threads talking about “good coochie” and “dome” on this very site. So, I don't see THIS thread being offensive just because of its title.
     
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    yes yes

    no prob CB you know this is just my opinion, i felt this test was done
    in the 1970's and i thought the language of it wasn't relevant in real time
    but if people are out there still talking like this then my bad, i thought
    in 2009 we've moved past this point, but my bad it's that's not the case

    i really said "WORDS" don't do much to explain overstanding much less english
    how am i discounting AA dialect here as you say, just by me saying it is
    irrelevant. i said the relevance of this material in real-time did not in anyway
    enhance anyone

    i don't have a problem with anybody. Dr. Yosef Ben Jochannan? He was educated in Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Spain so with that CUBA in there
    he's good in my book

    right in the 1970's, so in case you were wondering :?: i said irrelevant
    we found this out already lol

    i'm not mad at the brother he did a great job, if you wanted to show that
    then what was the glaring title about?

    we see that test is speaks for itself the acronym well i can't see the relevance as for as where it ties in besides just making some words out of it
    also i'm trying to figure what a subject of a thread (“good coochie” and “dome” ) has to do with a title being offensive?

    we have all sorts of people on this site and kids too

    i thought maybe it would be out of respect

    and i'm definitely not being funny here because i ask myself although
    i don't follow "jesus" i still say to myself

    what would "jesus" have named the thread?

    :?:
     
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    So'ja, I know that the test and the language in it is dated. But, this is "relevant" to today because it shows how language is a part of our culture.

    I remember you saying to me, "Don't be so literal."

    So, what does it matter that it's 30+ years old? It was a "test" used in the 70s. And, yes, the "dialect" used in it is old; but our dialect is an ever-evolving part of our culture. Can't you make the "LEAP" from this slang from then to the slang used today and how that might relate to our youth now?

    And, please, So'ja, what does me being a Christian have to do with the title? Yes, the acronym for the test is an offensive word.

    So, what. I used the actual title? Again, can't you get pass the word in the title to the "meat" of what Dr. Williams was trying to show? And, actually, I thought the word would automatically be scripted out, anyway.

    However, again, I posted this in the "Culture" forum to show this example of how this test relates to our culture, then and now, because our dialect is an integral part of our culture. From the time that we were put on slave ships, we had to develop a means to communicate with each other using parts of each language we knew and those we heard from the slavers: English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, etc..and much of our dialect today is derived from those pidgins and creoles that our ancestors used.

    But, if you can't see anything here but an offensive word title or just some old slang, well, then, you just can't.
     
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