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Consider Jane Addams’ efforts vs. the
then still accepted ideas of Herbert
Spencer concerning social Darwinism; do
we still see anything like that in modern
The U of Chicago: Park, Mead, Cooley
Society as an urban laboratory W.E.B. Du Bois and Race Relations
W.E.B. According to Du Bois, “The greatest
problem of the 20th century will be . . .”?
Was Du Bois right? What do you think?
The real shame is that the 1st African
American to earn a doctorate at Harvard
and founder of the NAACP, remains virtually
unknown to the vast majority of Americans.
Make it right—read and learn about Du
Bois—and Malcolm X while you-re at it!
Bois—and The Critical Mind is A
Learning How to Ask Powerful, Probing
from The Foundation
for Critical Thinking
www.criticalthinking.org A critical thinker:
1.Is open-minded and mindful of
2.Desires to be, and is, well-informed
3.Judges well the credibility of sources
4.Identifies reasons, assumptions, and
5.Asks appropriate clarifying questions 6. Judges well the quality of an
argument, including its reasons,
assumptions, evidence, and their
degree of support for the conclusion
7. Can well develop and defend a
reasonable position regarding a belief
or an action, doing justice to
challenges 8. Formulates plausible hypotheses
9. Plans and conducts experiments well
10.Defines terms in a way appropriate for
11.Draws conclusions when warranted –
but with caution
12.Integrates all of the above aspects of
critical thinking Although the word 'critical' is
sometimes used in a neg...
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This document was uploaded on 02/20/2014 for the course SOC 101 at Roosevelt.
- Spring '08