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Intellectuals and Race

Elisabeth26 Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 11:41 AM
Dear Mr. 103: Please look up "affect" and "effect." You've used one of them improperly.
Roy323 Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 12:37 AM
C'Mon Liz-YOU are correct (kinda) but we ALL knew precisely what Mr 103 was attempting to convey!

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...