Black People : Is *RACIST* Philosophy Ingrained in Science & Technology?

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  1. ShemsiEnTehuti

    ShemsiEnTehuti Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We will start with the term "white light". Why is it called "white", when it is visible without a distinct color? All the colors you see in the world are merely a reflection from one of the colors in the spectrum of visible light.

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    It is obvious that your eye can see white objects; therefore, "white" must be among the other colors in the spectrum of visible light. So how can light be "white", yet be made up of white light and many other colors? This absurdity is only one of many examples that show the racist philosophy ingrained in Western/European education.

    Another example is the term "white noise" (or White Gaussian Noise) often present on both wireless and wired communication signals. It is random noise that resembles something like this...

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    Quoting from wikipedia, "white noise is considered analogous to white light which contains all frequencies. An infinite-bandwidth white noise signal is purely a theoretical construction." That sums it up. It is purely a theoretical construction. We can clearly see another underlying theory or philosophy in this construction, and that is the association of whiteness with being rather supertemporal. Again, why does this random, and theoretically infinite, signal have to be classified as "white"?

    There are many examples throughout Western/European physics, chemistry, and even biology concepts. However, lets move to the applications in our everyday lives. The web pages that you look at when you browse the Internet are often constructed with a simple scripting language called HTML. Each color on the page is indicated by a hexadecimal number, where its number system has a radix of 16, as opposed to binary numbers where the radix is 2. The radix of "normal numbers" that we use everyday is 10; the number system is simply called decimal. Here is a table comparison of the three radices.

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    Now with an understanding of numbers, it is seen that the greatest single-digit number in hexadecimal is "F" (equivalent to 15 in decimal). When going back to the HTML color codes, we see an interesting mapping of the colors with a value or number.

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    Do you not find it odd that the color black is given a value of zero (0), (the same as 000000 in hexadecimal)? Yet, oddly enough, at the end of the color grid the color with the highest numeric value (FFFFFF) is white. In fact, it is the same as the White Supremacist power structure that places more value on a person the lighter (or closer to white) in skin color they are. The same has been conventionalized into the HTML color codes.

    There are plenty of examples in science and technology I could point out, but that could get considerably long. So, have you recognized the ingrained colorism and racism in your education or casual learning of concepts driven by Western/European thought? Is the White man's racist philosophies thus so deeply ingrained that it permeates in every aspect of his life, or is this mere coincidence? Your feedback is appreciated my African folks...
     
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    HAHA!

    Now THIS is where you "take me to 'skool'" for certain. Based on the information you brought forth, let me "do my homework" before actually replying.

    KD
     
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    Hmmm....interesting points.
     
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    Racism was designed to infiltrate every facet of american life.
     
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    White Supremacy had to be validated.

    All Black folks should read Orwell's 1984
     
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    good points,but as you well know europeans have always used the color[white]as thier standard of purity and goodness...snow white...white jesus...white knight...but in the parlance of black and white as colors well that's a different story...white is[colorless]-black is[the absence of color]makes em pretty much even from that standpoint doesn't it?
     
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    Don't sleep on getting a better understanding of the very background of his diagram. It is a most beautiful and powerful thing indeed!!!!!

    In the immortal words of brotha James Brown
    "Black is beautiful'

    Come on break the 'spell'!!!!



    Freedom is not so bad
     
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    I so agree!

    This is a great thread! I'm familiar with the first point concerning the white light in relation to the rainbow. But the thing is, there are other sciences that can present other ideas with regarding 'black' or 'dark' as being supreme as well but, it is just not productive. I do believe that white people have used certain sciences to make themselves believe that they are supreme but the fact is, the very definition of white [not light] defines that it is a color as well. When white people die, they turn dark.
     
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