Annual ethics symposium for students and the community
Save the Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013; 9:00AM -- 12:00PM; ASU Tempe campus MU: 4th Annual Lincoln Ethics Symposium : "Is Your Cell Phone Responsible for Human Rights Abuse?"
3rd annual Lincoln Ethics Symposium, 2012, "The Ethics of Cheating"
Thank you to all who attended and for the teamwork, individual work, & presentations that made our symposium successful.
300+ high school & college students and community members attended and participated -- with rave reviews and requests for "more!" and "can't wait until next year!" from many attendees as they were departing.
The following are photos taken by Tim Trumble at the event Oct 24th 2012
The beautiful Tempe Center for the Arts
Peter A. French
John Carter McKnight
David C. Lincoln
Save the Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013; 9:00AM -- 12:00PM; ASU Tempe campus MU: 4th Annual Lincoln Ethics Symposium
3rd Annual Lincoln Ethics Symposium “The Ethics of Cheating”
Optional pre & post event exercises
Cheating Minorities in Media:
“Local TV News, Colorism and Crime Punishment” -- This lecture will examine the role of local television news cheating and how exposure to these media images translate into crime punishment unfairness. To what extent should we hold the news media accountable for its skintone biased images?
1) Read: Color barriers, not colorism, disappearing
Color barriers, not colorism, disappearing, Colorism, which values light skin tone ... The Arizona Republic ... by Sharon Bramlett-Solomon.
2) Go to Youtube and view the Kira Davis black doll test (“Black or White Something to Think About”) the link below:
See also on Youtube “Parents React to Child Doll Test” video.
3) Examine four of the most viewed and popular hip-hop or rap music videos you find online( Youtube or elsewhere) and discuss to what extent you find colorism in the male and female portrayals.
Do you find an association between skin tone and the roles of the females and males? Do the females with darker skin tones play roles equal to those with lighter skin tones? Are the darker or lighter skin tone females least likely to have the stellar parts or be the love interest in the video?
Cheating in Video Gaming:
Please watch the following videos as you think about the Questions & Discussion Items below:
Questions & Discussion Items:
• What does "cheating in videogames" mean to you? why do you think people cheat in games?
• Can you cheat in a single player game?
• Are cheat codes cheating if everybody knows them?
• If you pay cash for better stuff in games, is that cheating? Does your answer change if the game bans "gold farming"?
• Is griefing a kind of cheating, or is it something else?
Cheating in International Human Rights (AND WAR):
The U.S. has been at war for over a decade. These conflicts have cost our country trillions of dollars and much of the money has been borrowed, meaning that those who did not agree to these wars – like people now in high school – will pay for them.
Is it fair to wage a war without paying for it? Is that cheating? If so, who is cheating who? The issue here isn’t whether these wars were right or wrong, but who should pay for them and how?
Does a government have a responsibility to pay for the wars it wages as they occur? Or, is it fair to ask youth who had no say in the decision to wage war to pay for these wars as they become adults?
Can we think of cases that are similar? For example, what if your parents took a big vacation that cost $1 million and you had to pay for this with a monthly payment for next 40 years? Or, what if instead of a vacation, a parent needed a major medical operation that cost $2 million and you had to pay for this each month for the rest of your life?
Please review the following material:
o View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_kskdHCOiI (2:43 minutes)
In this video, a US Representative describes billions of dollars shipped in cash to Iraq stating, “Who in their right mind would send 360 tons of cash to a war zone?”
o Look at this running counter of cost: http://costofwar.com/
o Read: http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-price-of-9-11
In this short essay, a Nobel Prize winning economist goes over the costs of the recent wars
You may also want to look at this website: http://costsofwar.org/ This is a Brown University project which presents lots of information on the costs of the recent wars.
In Praise of Cheating :
Is it cheating if Lance Armstrong dopes, if everyone else in professional cycling is doping?
You tell your girlfriend you like the way she cooked the stuffed peppers, even if you don’t like stuffed peppers. Cheating? Then you tell her you weren’t out with Suzy. Cheating?
You copy a large chunk of text from an article that a scientist wrote into your lab report. Cheating?
You operate a drone that targets and destroys a terrorist hideout in violation of the laws of war (e.g., the Geneva Convention). Cheating?