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A Good Analysis is Objective…Like a Debate…It’s About Making the Point With Facts vs Opinion

And, a good analysis is like a debate, remember the how the students in the Great Debaters won…with facts…not opinion?  



Listening to the ‘debate’ on the Carl Nelson show yesterday evening on WOL 1450
AM on whether Kamala Harris was a suitable candidate…it was a good example of
“critical thinking” and the use of facts vs opinion in making a point.

They seemed not to know or realize that some of the most effective activists for Black people were not born in America, mixed race, and/or were even mulatto…like Marcus Garvey, Frederick Douglas, Minister Lous Farrakhan. 

Critical thinking doesn’t/can’t use opinion (what one thinks or feels) to analyse and answer any question which was one of the lessons in the Great Debaters movie.

Other callers, made their point or argument with facts like her record not “…to embrace criminal justice reforms as a district attorney and then the state’s attorney general…” [For she] “opposed them or stayed silent. Most troubling… Harris fought tooth and nail to uphold wrongful convictions that had been secured through official misconduct that included evidence tampering, false testimony and the suppression of crucial information by prosecutors.” 

In other word, Harris has not acted in the best interest of Black people which is an objective, critical reason to question her candidacy as worthy of our vote. 

Critical thinking is the objective analysis of facts to form a judgment so to answer the question whether Kamala Harris is a worthy candidate thus her record needs to be analysed…facts gathered, reviewed then one can answer the question objectively.

Professor of Critical Thinking, Gerald Horne made the point that what’s important is 1) that all Black people are of African descent and thus are African.  What he meant is, as Africans we can win any election voting as an ‘African voting block’.  But, whites win if we let them divide us into numerous nationalities fighting among ourselves.

And, 2) it’s what Kamala Harris has done for Black people that counts…and the question we should be asking her and any/all other persons running for office…is…

….’what have you done for Black people’…what is your record helping Black people?

What is Harris’ answer to that question…what does the record say…that’s our answer to her worthiness.