“This book is red” – “Really?!?”

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In social issues class today our professor held up a black book and was like “this book is red” and we were all “no” and he said “yes it is” and we were just all “that’s not right” and he turned it around and the back cover was red and he said “Don’t tell somebody they’re wrong until you’ve seen things from their point of view”

I do not know what this anecdote is supposed to illustrate. The children are still right: The book in question is not red. It is, at best, “partly red” or “has a red side”.

In other words: This teacher teaches sloppy thinking. The children were fully justified in contradicting him but he will have intimidated some from speaking out in future.
Way to go…

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  1. Immerhin könnte man ja sagen, dass der Betrachter von der einen Seite nicht gelogen hätte, wenn er nicht das volle Bild hatte. Darum scheint es mir eher zu gehen: Beide Seiten sollen beide Seiten betrachten und erst dann zu einer richtigen Wertung kommen, eben Schwarz-rot-

    Auf Geschlechterfragen übertragen: Wenn man erkennt, wie Männer und Frauen zusammenspielen und was sie jeweils gut und schlecht finden ergibt sich ein vollständiges Bild

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