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Intellectuals and Race

Donna450 Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 10:13 AM
Too many people fail because they believe an education is given. An education must be earned, like anything else worth having or complishing. If an IQ indicates anything, it is that you were willing to read and learn, not that you were born genetically more intelligent. The color of a person's skin does not determine their ability to learn, however, every race on earth has those who attempt to improve themselves, their education, and their situation, and those who believe it must be given to them. Sadly, the ideology that taking is the way to succeed came with the great liberal enlightenment. So much for earning an education...
Marie150 Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 10:20 AM
Yes, at some point the child has to know that it is up to him alone. Not mommy, daddy, teachers, pastors or government. It is his responsibility to learn and work to become what his gifts enable him to do. No one can stop him. No one should hinder him. He must climb the mountain himself. With God in his heart. And then he should encourage and not hinder others along the way.
goldilocks Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 10:18 AM
d, so as a child, how does child earn an education?

we go with the eduction and family we have

rather than the one we would like to have had

There are so many fallacies about race that it would be hard to say which is the most ridiculous. However, one fallacy behind many other fallacies is the notion that there is something unusual about different races being unequally represented in various institutions, careers or at different income or achievement levels.

A hundred years ago, the fact that people from different racial backgrounds had very different rates of success in education, in the economy and in other endeavors, was taken as proof that some races were genetically superior to others.

Some races were considered to be so genetically inferior that eugenics...