|Statement||Mike Liner, with Doug Hensley.|
|LC Classifications||GV939.L57 A3 2009|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2009021846|
The Africans who were brought here as slaves were not just passive victims. They found ways to resist their victimization. All whites were not bad, and some black resisters found white allies. Concrete examples are critical. For young children, examples can be found in picture books. In the Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi we read about the Lamanites being cursed with a black skin: "And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing because of their iniquity wherefore. as they were white, and exceeding fair. and delightsome, that they, might not be inticing unto my people the Lord God cause a skin of. Saying something is black and white does not refer to literal colors. Instead, it is a metaphor representing two different extremes, or two opposites. Young children will often think in these extreme terms because they have not yet developed the nuanced cognitive skills required to see both sides of an issue. To put it simply: nearly nothing in this world is truly black and white. Obviously I'm not talking about the colors themselves; there is a pure black as well as a pure white. This statement more so applies to politics, ethics, religion, and anything people could have a debate : Mara Paterson.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of The Beautiful Struggle, Between the World and Me, and Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates. Not only does black and white thinking show little appreciation for the world of gray it has even less for the concept of self-reflection. To self-reflect, especially after a decision has been made, could open one to the possibility of being wrong--which defeats the purpose of black and white thinking. This is Cipher Brief Level I Member Only content. It can be accessed via login or by signing up to become a Cipher Brief Member. Joining this high-level, security-focused community is only $10/month (for an annual $/yr membership). What a great . This expression tells you much more about the one who says it than it does about the world! It means everything is polarized, good/evil, right/wrong, liberal/conservative, healthful/unhealthful, etc. It leaves no room for the infinite shades of me.