Thursday, November 30, 2017

Black Supremacist Pseudo-Psychologist Joseph L. White Dead at 84; Associated Press Obit Celebrates His Intellectual Evil and Racism

Re-posted and Fisked by Nicholas Stix

“Father of Black Psychology” Joseph L. White Dies at 84
By Associated Press
November 29, 2017 at 10:52 p.m.

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Joseph L. White, a psychologist, social activist and teacher who helped pioneer the field of black psychology to counter what he saw as rampant ignorance and prejudice in the profession, has died. He was 84.

[There is no “field” of black psychology.]

White, who lived in Irvine, died of a heart attack on Nov. 21 near Chicago during a flight to St. Louis to see his daughter for Thanksgiving, said Tom Vasich, a spokesman for the University of California, Irvine, where White was a professor for decades.

White was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1932 but grew up in Minneapolis. He enrolled in San Francisco State College in 1950 after working his way west as a waiter on a passenger train.

He earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State in 1962, becoming one of only a handful of blacks in the nation to hold a doctorate in clinical psychology.

"When I left the program, I was what you call a black Anglo-Saxon. I was the nicest Negro you ever wanted to see" but prejudice changed him into "a militant Negro," he recalled.

[Liar. By the time he left the program, he was 29 years old. He’d been studying psychology for 12 years. But he would have us believe that he turned psychology on its head, due to suffering from “racist” whites?

Let’s stipulate that what he said was true. That would mean that intellect and study had nothing to do with his racist critique of “white” psychology.

Furthermore, if he was right that “white” psychology was wrong, it would mean that there is no such thing as psychology, but rather different psychologies for different groups. But since he had trashed the very idea of scientific objectivity, there was no psychology for any particular group either, because there was no objective metric for understanding claims of a “black psychology,” “woman’s psychology,” “homosexual psychology,” etc. There would merely be different political ideologues asserting different territorial claims with no basis but hatred and intimidation.]

With a wife and three children, he tried to find a home and an office in Long Beach, California but was repeatedly turned down despite having a college education and having performed military service.

In the midst of the civil rights and black power era of the 1960s, White campaigned for what is now known as cross-cultural psychology that took into account the perspectives and needs of ethnic minorities. In 1968, White — then dean of undergraduate studies at San Francisco State — and other black psychologists formed the Association of Black Psychologists.

They were angry at the way mainstream [read: “white”] psychology took what they considered a white Western worldview that ignored or misunderstood black culture and lifestyles. The field also was dominated by a prejudiced view of African-Americans.

[Department of Redundancy Department alert!: The anonymous AP operative who wrote this obit, probably years ago, said one thing about White, and then repeated it in different words, in order to try and make it seem as if he’d said two things: “a white Western worldview” and “a prejudiced view…” Instead of wasting 37 words on lies and redundancy, the operative should have simply written, “They hated whites.”]

"Psychology is part of America. Black people are invisible in America, they're invisible in psychology," [1] White said in an interview for the association's 2008 convention. "In America, black people are considered to be inferior, dumb, slow, childlike. Same thing in psychology, about (how blacks have) low IQ, can't do a complex task. We said: 'How the hell did this happen?'" [2]

[1. By 2008, we were on our way to having a “black” president. Thousands of blacks had been elected to political office. The only American with a national holiday was a black man. Blacks were so disproportionately represented on TV that opinion surveys showed that Americans thought the country was not 13%, but over 30% black. In TV (including commercials) and movies, blacks were almost always depicted as brilliant, righteous authority figures, scientific geniuses, etc., while white men were typically depicted as bumblers or devils. And blacks were powerful that prior to White’s stupid, lying interview, the NAACP succeeded at getting the Nielsen Corporation to falsify it’s ratings, in order to inflate black viewership. The NAACP was outraged that black viewership was not higher, as if blacks constituted much more than 13% of the population.]

2. In American popular culture, blacks depicted as morally and intellectually superior. In reality, they are on average much dumber (85 IQ for American blacks, and 67-70 for Haitian and Sub-Saharan black immigrants), commit 7-10 times as many crimes as whites, and have virtually no work ethic.]

White argued, for instance, that Eurocentric psychology misunderstood African-American spirituality, views of time and emphasis on collective behavior.

"Essentially, Joe was critiquing traditional psychology's arrogance in believing that it was the norm against which all people and their cultures should be measured and telling black people that 'you cannot seek validation from people who are oppressing you,'" said Thomas A. Parham, a past association president and vice chancellor of student affairs at UC Irvine.

[“People who are oppressing you”?! During the age of affirmative action?!]

White called for blacks to found a psychological field of their own. He popularized his ideas in a 1970 article in Ebony magazine and became known among colleagues as the "father of black psychology."

Gays, women and members of other ethnic minorities adopted the same approach for their communities, White said.

White also kept up a clinical practice for decades and also mentored many psychology students. [I.e., he spread his poison.] He also worked on educational projects to provide opportunities for minority students. In 1968, he helped found California's Educational Opportunity Program, which was expanded to all state college campuses and has provided financial aid, tutoring, counseling and other help to thousands of low-income [translation: dumb, unmotivated black] and educationally disadvantaged [another redundancy] students.

"Dr. White was a renowned scholar and will be remembered for his pioneering work in clinical psychology. But like all great professors his most enduring contribution is that he touched so many lives as a mentor and a teacher," family friend and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said in a statement.

[“Dr. White” was clearly a scholarly fraud, who did no “pioneering work,” and who twisted many lives with his anti-scientific racism.]


Anonymous said...

Sooner or later Whites will have to deal with Africans in America in a one of one situation. Never the twain shall meet.

Nicholas said...

Your second sentence contradicts your first, no?

Anonymous said...

The first sentence I meant as in battle. The second, I meant as in peaceful agreement.