Jaye Ross Paradigm

Last changed 12/5 12:49A EDT

CURRENT THINGS WITH JAYE:

 

I am currently working as an assistant coach to the Newark Science debate team. I am very much indebted to debate for the person that I am today. I find debate (and especially debate rounds) to be very much a part of life. This means that I would encourage everyone to understand that the things you say in a debate round have real implications even outside of the debate round. Fellow debaters and opponents in the past, present, and future are not just obstacles, but are other people whether that is outside or inside civil society. Debate does not allow the things you say to exist in a vacuum, so as a judge, coach, educator, and a petty black man I will not tolerate or evaluate the following ideas (LIKE EVER):

 

RACISM GOOD/ RACISM DOES NOT EXIST

SOCIAL DEATH GOOD

STOPPING WARMING WILL SOLVE RACISM

 

(These are the only things that come to mind at the moment, I know and will try and add more, but understand I put these first for a reason.)

 

BACKGROUND THINGS WITH JAYE:

 

I’m a proud member of the Eastside debate team senor class of 2014. I am the closest friend with Daniel Mendes (who all of sudden became a celebrity in HS debate) and Chaz Wyche (if you don’t know about him you shouldn’t worry about it to affect my judging.). From my time on the Eastside debate team (Eastside BR) I am a member of the few teams from Newark to ever get a TOC bid (Scranton 2013) in over a decade. All my time in policy debate has been devoted to traveling, and debating in national tournaments all over the country (Scranton, Yale, Georgetown, Emory, U-Penn, NAUDL, etc). During my travels I have had Elijah Smith (CEDA AND NDT 2012 CHAMPION), Chris Randall (CEDA AND NDT NATIONAL 2013 DEBATER, and also Elijah’s partner), and Willie Johnson (CEDA 2013 FINAL ROUND JUDGE) as my coaches and most influential to my success as a debater. I am luck enough to have even judged at the college level of policy debates at tournaments such as Vermont, and West point and look forward to judging the HS level. 

 

DEBATE THINGS WITH JAYE:

 

GENERIC THING WITH JAYE:

 

I’ll try and be quick and painless for the people who are waiting to know how they should pref me. Now I have judged policy, critical, and performance, but I find performance to be the debates I’m truly most comfortable with. If you could not tell by the three coaches I have stated above, I am very familiar with performance rounds and by coincidence I am also a performance debater. I ran an Afro-pessimist critiques in all my national tournaments my senior year (exception Yale and Georgetown: I ran Decolonaility, there is a difference btw). At all the other the tournaments I have read at least 2 Wilderson cards in every speech I’ve given. There are other authors that I read that talk about anti-blackness, but the point is that if you are talking about black people I have probably read the books/articles they came from. Now policy is by no means something I can’t judge. No performance debaters I know have started out running performance arguments, the same is true for me that I had to learn policy debate in order to be the debater I am today so I’ll talk about the specifics of policy first. 

 

POLICY THINGS WITH JAYE:

 

TOPICALLY

 

  • AFF

You should pick up on whether the negative will truly go for the argument, and let that choose how you will answer in the 2ac and 1ar. Reasonability is a really strong argument in front of me, but that does not excuse you for dropping any arguments that can be used to make topically important.

  • NEG

I do evaluate topically. If you are going for topically you need to go hard people. I will not vote for topically if you don’t hard for me in the block. I need in round abuse, topical versions of the Aff, and voters that are going to be impacted in the round in order for me to take topically as more than a time crew you thought of for the round. If you actually do go for topically in the 2nr (which I would be beyond shock and a little impressed if you do it well) to make me vote on topically you need to go for this argument for the whole five minutes. Topically is a prior question in the round it would only make sense to just go for topically in the 2nr. The way I see topically used now as a time screw for a very minimal infraction of the Affirmative that is probably resolved through reasonability.   

 

THEORY

  • AFF

 The best thing you could do for me would to try and set up theory in cross x. A simple “What is the status of the off case position?” would help me to at least prepare for a theory debate. I also like theory on a separate flow so that needs to be in the order at the beginning of the speech.  That helps me evaluate the separate offense and defense on that debate. Theory like topically needs to have same time spent on it in order for me to vote for this argument. Your tagline will not be enough for me.  

  • NEG

It is of the utmost importance for you to set this argument up in cross x for me if you can. Theory should also be on a separate flow, and similar to what I said on the Aff. You need to spend time on his to have me vote on this.  

FRAMEWORK

 

  • AFF

For the Affirmative the framework is really helpful to how I should evaluate. I can guest that a utilitarian framework is the way to evaluate your impacts or you can tell that utilitarianism is the framework, and give some comparative analysis if the negative has their own framework.  A role of the ballot and judge is something you also want in any 2ac because it makes sense.

  • NEG

I’m talking about the “Resolved means a USFG topical policy action”. This type of frame is the scorn of my life. You don’t know how many times I’ve heard this argument. I WILL CRINGE EVERY TIME I HEAR THIS ARGUEMNT. I will unfortunately listen to the argument, but no one will like this debate. I believe that you should probably just run the topical version of the plan against whatever Aff you didn’t care to engage with. You can still weight all the education and ground arguments, but we now have a better debate, and I’ll be a lot happier.

AFFFIRMATIVE

 

All Policy affirmatives NEED TO HAVE A CLEAR LINE BETWEEN THE INTERNAL LINK AND THE IMPACT OF EACH ADVANTAGE. I also need a clear line to the SOLVENCY AND HOW THAT WORKS FOR EACH ADVANTAGE. The Aff should tell a story and have a good flow to it. This means the Aff should not be you trying to read as many cards as you can in the 1ac. The 1ac should be slow on tags to contribute to the idea of telling a story. Even policy Affs can be creative. Don’t be afraid to something other than nuclear war/extinction and have some cool advantage with a framework behind how I should evaluate the advantage. The best example of this I can tell you is probably structural violence advantage that stops something like police brutally, but this will require work. I will be happy to see that effort in a debate round and be sure to recognize you in some way for that work.   (Probably a speaker higher)

 

DISADVANTAGES

 

They are ok, but make sure think is a clear link to the Aff. You also need to tell me how to evaluate this impact in round. The answer is YES! I would like a specific impact calculus for the round that compares all the impacts in the round.

 

COUNTER PLANS

If the counter plan doesn’t make any sense after the permutation then I will probably not vote for the counter plan. It needs to complete. That means a net benefit and a reason why the Aff is a bad idea. I believe that even if the counter plan solves the Aff it does not mean game over. The negative still needs a reason why the Aff is a bad idea on top of the net benefit or I will just vote Aff on the permutation. 

 

CRITICAL THINGS WITH JAYE:

 

 

 

  • AFFIRMATIVE

 

This for the Affirmative that have a plan text, but have a very philosophical background:

YOUR AWSOME 

 

  • CRITQUE

 

I LOVE CRITQUES, BUT IF YOU DON”T KNOW THE LITERATURE I WILL NOT LIKE YOU. This simply means if you read a critique you should have picked a book and read. Not just the introduction, but have read the book. You can easily tell an experience K debater from someone who is just beginning. I find that people can earn high speaks here, but with all high speaks they come to those who have a working knowledge of the hell they are talking about. Know Your Stuff. Links need to be as clear as possible. The better the link story, the better the speaker points. The alternative needs to solve the Aff or resolve the essential question posed in the debate. Make sure I know what the world of the alternative looks like. If you say that you end the work I need to know what the process looks like because my ballot will final end the world and I’ll take great pride in that.  

 

 

PREFORMANCE THINGS WITH JAYE:

 

  • AFFIRMATIVE

As stated above I’m very comfortable with this argument. Be sure to have some clear connection to the topic. IF YOU RUN THIS ARGUMENT YOU ARE THE REASON WHY THE SUN SHINES (not really tho)

  • NEGATIVE

I do believe that the negative can also have performances. These are really trick to deploy in a round sometime, but when done correctly they are one the most powerful arguments in debate. I prefer these debates to happen when the Aff gives there performance, and he neg provides a counter performance/methodology. These argument hold a special place in my heart as this was the only I ran on the negative of my senior. There is nothing special you get from me by reading this argument but that shouldn’t hinder you from reading this argument in front on me anyway.    

 

 

END OF THNGS WITH JAYE

 

 

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Newark Invitational 1/4/2018 NPD R4 Brooklyn Technical KR Stuyvesant CH Neg
Newark Invitational 1/4/2018 NPD R3 North Star Academy CPHS GW Newark Tech VW Aff
Newark Invitational 1/4/2018 VPD R2 Newark Tech MM Brooklyn Technical KS Aff
Newark Invitational 1/4/2018 NPD R1 Stuyvesant HR North Star Academy CPHS BB Aff
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 VCX R5 Lexington ZL Newark Tech ER Neg
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 NCX R4 Lexington EM North Star Academy CPHS GL Neg
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 VCX R3 North Star Academy CPHS WA Lexington KM Aff
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 VCX R2 North Star Academy CPHS BA University RE Neg
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 VCX R1 Newark Tech MM Lexington BW Neg
Newark Debate Academy 1st EMS Tournament 10/21/2017 ACX Exp R1 Libert TM SpeAca VF Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 CX R6 Brooklyn Technical WT Lexington AT Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 CX R5 Baltimore City SM Brooklyn Technical SL Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 CX R1 Newark Tech GM Baltimore City SR Neg
Harrison Round Robin 4/15/2017 LD R6 Katherine Fennell Ava Zinman Aff Aff on a 2-0
Harrison Round Robin 4/15/2017 LD R4 Parker Whitfill Aida Bathily Neg
Harrison Round Robin 4/15/2017 LD R3 Lauren Singer Sekou Cisse Neg Neg on a 2-0
Harrison Round Robin 4/15/2017 LD R1 Shankar Krishnan Parker Whitfill Neg Neg on a 2-0
Lakeland Westchester Classic 3/2/2017 VCX Quarte Lexington ZR Georgetown Day BS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Lakeland Westchester Classic 3/2/2017 VCX Octafi Lane Tech College Prep H.S. CH Baltimore City DY Neg Neg on a 3-0
Lakeland Westchester Classic 3/2/2017 VCX R5 Washington Urban Debate League SH Reginald F. Lewis HB Aff
Lakeland Westchester Classic 3/2/2017 VCX R4 Lexington LG North Star Academy CP BF Aff
Lakeland Westchester Classic 3/2/2017 VCX R3 Bronx HS Of Science KZ Baltimore City LP Neg
Lakeland Westchester Classic 3/2/2017 VCX R2 Baltimore Polytechnic Institute AS Baltimore City CG Neg
Lakeland Westchester Classic 3/2/2017 VCX R1 Hunter CS Lexington ZR Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/3/2017 CX Quarte Lexington KZ Cathedral Prep LS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/3/2017 JVCX Quarte Lexington LL Bronx Science AP Aff Neg on a 2-1
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/3/2017 CX R5 Unionville DY Lexington ZR Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/3/2017 CX R4 La Salle College MM Brooklyn Technical MW Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/3/2017 JVCX R3 Western BD Oakton WX Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/3/2017 CX R2 TC Williams FP Morrison CS Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/3/2017 CX R1 Hunter College CS Brooklyn Technical DY Neg
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 LD RR R6 Harrison RP Dulles AW Neg Neg on a 2-0
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 LD RR R3 Stuyvesant KF Holy Cross TL Neg
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 LD RR R2 Harrison LC Lexington NB Neg Neg on a 2-0
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 NLD R2 Lexington JG Scarsdale WC Aff
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 NLD R2 Harrison EV Lexington YZ Aff
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 LD RR R1 Harvard-Westlake AM Harrison LC Aff Aff on a 2-0
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 NCX Quarte Lexington AW Stuyvesant MT Aff Aff on a 3-0
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 NCX Octos Lexington XB Mamaroneck Ka Aff Aff on a 3-0
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 VLD R5 Montville AS Hendrick Hudson MG Neg
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 VLD R5 Lexington VD Montville AL Aff
NY Fall Face Off at Mamaroneck HS 12/3/2016 Open Quarte Stuyvesant HC Lexington RJ Neg Neg on a 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 CX R6 Brooklyn Technical MS Hunter CS Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 CX R3 College Prep DH Chicago Lab Schools BH Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 CX R2 Chicago Lab Schools UJ Stuyvesant HC Aff
Harrison Round Robin 4/16/2016 LD R6 Felix Tan Sekou Cisse Neg
Harrison Round Robin 4/16/2016 LD R5 Wesley Hu Sekou Cisse Neg
Harrison Round Robin 4/16/2016 LD R2 Nina Potischman Daniel Aguirre Neg
Harrison Round Robin 4/16/2016 LD R1 Daniel Aguirre Chris Sun Aff Aff on a 2-0
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2/26/2016 VCX Octafi Baltimore City EY Hunter CS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2/26/2016 VCX R2 Baltimore City KS Bronx HS Of Science YZ Aff
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2/26/2016 VCX R1 Bronx HS Of Science LR ACORN Community CV Neg
Ridge Debates 12/11/2015 VCX R5 Beacon MN North Star WA Aff
Ridge Debates 12/11/2015 NCX R4 Edgemont Jr./Sr. CM North Star JM Aff
Ridge Debates 12/11/2015 NCX R3 West Orange DO North Star AM Aff
Ridge Debates 12/11/2015 VCX R1 North Star BS Bronx HS Of Science YK Aff
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational 11/13/2015 VLD R6 Byram Hills JBi Randolph EW Aff
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational 11/13/2015 VLD R5 Bridgewater Raritan RK Collegiate DM Neg
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational 11/13/2015 VLD R4 Bronx Science DR Collegiate HL Aff
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational 11/13/2015 VLD R2 Syosset JW Bronx Science SR Aff
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational 11/13/2015 VLD R1 Stuyvesant MR Monticello KC Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 CX Octos Brooklyn Technical DY Baltimore City College EY Neg Neg on a 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 CX Runoff Brooklyn Technical ZP S. Eugene H. S. LS Neg Neg on a 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 CX R5 Stuyvesant BD Hawken CZ Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 CX R4 Interlake GJ ACORN Community FV Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 CX R2 Brooklyn Technical TN Newark Tech FR Neg
Big Apple Bronx Round Robin 10/15/2015 LD R7 Lexington AS Scarsdale DW Aff Aff on a 2-0
Big Apple Bronx Round Robin 10/15/2015 LD R4 University JR Lexington AS Neg Neg on a 2-0
Big Apple Bronx Round Robin 10/15/2015 LD R3 Harrison KK Mission San Jose Independent SS Neg
The Kaiser Debate 10/9/2015 Pol R3 Lexington KL University CE Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 CX R5 Stuyvesant DB Lexington ZGi Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 CX R4 Hawken LB Lexington ZGu Neg
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 CX R3 Bronx Science RY Hawken ZY Neg
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 CX R2 Stuyvesant XY McDowell MS Aff
Byram Hills Round Robin 9/11/2015 LD R5 Colleg EW Stuyve SL Aff Aff on a 2-0
Byram Hills Round Robin 9/11/2015 LD R4 Stuyve SL CamRin PO Neg Neg on a 2-0
Byram Hills Round Robin 9/11/2015 LD R3 CamRin PO ScsDle DW Aff
Byram Hills Round Robin 9/11/2015 LD R2 CamRin OS Harris SR Aff
Byram Hills Round Robin 9/11/2015 LD R1 Colleg DK CamRin OS Neg
Byram Hills Invitational 9/11/2015 VLD Quarte Bronx Science GM Harrison RP Neg Neg on a 3-0
2015 Harrison Round Robin 4/18/2015 LD Round Paul Erlanger Paloma O'Connor Aff Aff on a 2-0
2015 Harrison Round Robin 4/18/2015 LD R5 Amos Jeng Eric Wallach Aff Aff on a 2-0
2015 Harrison Round Robin 4/18/2015 LD R4 Raffi Piliero John Staunton Aff Aff on a 2-0
2015 Harrison Round Robin 4/18/2015 LD R3 Eric Wallach Achal Srinivasan Neg Neg on a 2-0
The 11th Scarsdale Invitational 2/6/2015 VLD Octa Bronx Science DR Harrison KK Aff Aff on a 2-1
The 11th Scarsdale Invitational 2/6/2015 VLD R6 Timothy Christian JL Stuyvesant YE Neg
The 11th Scarsdale Invitational 2/6/2015 VLD R5 Syosset JW Hunter College ET Aff
The 11th Scarsdale Invitational 2/6/2015 VLD R4 Benjamin N Cardozo AB Lexington JK Aff
The 11th Scarsdale Invitational 2/6/2015 VLD R3 Bronx Science CL Harrison EB Aff
The 11th Scarsdale Invitational 2/6/2015 VLD R2 Lexington MZ Newtown AH Aff
The 11th Scarsdale Invitational 2/6/2015 VLD R1 Hunter College NPo Bronx Science AM Aff
The 2014 Ridge Debates 12/12/2014 NCX R5 Stuyvesant PL Lexington BC Aff
The 2014 Ridge Debates 12/12/2014 VCX Round Lexington GZ Bronx Science CL Neg
The 2014 Ridge Debates 12/12/2014 NCX R3 Stuyvesant ZL Bronx Science LN Aff
The 2014 Ridge Debates 12/12/2014 NCX R2 Lexington LG Bronx Science TL Aff
The 2014 Ridge Debates 12/12/2014 VCX R1 Bronx Science GY Lexington XZ Neg
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 NCX Finals Lexington KZ Newark Tech FR Neg Aff on a 2-1
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 NCX Semifi Stuyvesant SA Lexington KZ Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 NCX R5 Baltimore City College LH Stuyvesant SD Aff
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 Open R3 Lakeland District Debate CM Newark Tech CK Neg
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 NCX R2 Lexington RJ Stuyvesant LP Aff
Huber Debates at Vermont 11/1/2014 NOV Qrts Cornell LP Oklahoma SP Neg Neg on a 3-0
Huber Debates at Vermont 11/1/2014 NOV R5 Vermont TS Cornell LP Neg
Huber Debates at Vermont 11/1/2014 NOV R4 Vermont BQ Oklahoma SP Neg
West Point Tournament 10/17/2014 Novice Round Libert ES Cornel BK Aff
West Point Tournament 10/17/2014 Novice Round JamMad GS Monmou RV Aff
West Point Tournament 10/17/2014 Novice Round WesCon ST Monmou KP Aff
27th Kaiser Debate at Monticello 10/10/2014 Pol R4 ACORN Community RR Lexington GZ Neg
27th Kaiser Debate at Monticello 10/10/2014 Pol R3 Bronx Science RG Cathedral Prep LS Aff
27th Kaiser Debate at Monticello 10/10/2014 Pol R2 Brooklyn Independent Debate QT Lexington LQ Aff
27th Kaiser Debate at Monticello 10/10/2014 Pol R1 Lexington WZ ACORN Community FV Neg