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I Hate to Say I Told You So

Fred_PA_2000 Wrote: Apr 08, 2014 10:29 AM
Herald (isn't that rather pompous?); I was going to write a more reasoned attempt at rebuttal of your original post, but your second one makes it clear that you are a narrow-minded & hatred-driven bigot. So there's no point in any attempt at reason; you're too closed-minded to ever entertain such.
Only about 20% of the population have above normal IQ's. College participation for men began to outrun that 20% in the late 1970's -- that is, in order to continue boosting male participation, colleges were having to accept more "merely average" men. Colleges still had a supply of above-average smart women they could draw upon until the mid-1990's, but at that point basically all the smart women were graduating college, too. The plateauing in earnings for each sex roughly fits these inflection points. Probably less exceptional grads earn less exceptional salaries. The most important thing college may do for a student is certify that he/she was smart enough to get in. Probably, internal analysis of these data would show that the graduates of more selective colleges are still doing well. But that isn't because the more selective college taught them anything; it's because they had to have a higher IQ to get in
Sorry. *Miss* Mellie. (Not Mis)
Mis Mellie; Well, at least you said "Majority of Blacks" (implicitly admitting that there are at least some who don't lie or steal). I don't think "it is in their nature" (or their skin color, for that matter). I suspect that it is in their culture. (More correctly, it's in their acculturation / how they were raised.) And middle class blacks raised outside the ghetto culture won't show those behaviors. That is, in good part, what it *means* to be middle class. There certainly are black people who are a "class act," in the best meaning of that phrase. I should not judge you -- for example based on stereotypes of what women are like -- without first getting to know the actual you. Maybe you don't fit the stereotypes. (Leave alone that maybe most of the stereotypes are somewhat cartoonish.) Neither should individual black people be judged without actually getting to know them first.
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Republicans and Blacks

Fred_PA_2000 Wrote: Mar 25, 2014 2:05 PM
Neorecon; You might want to look into the history of most of what you cite. Historically, it was more often the Democrats than the Republicans who pushed for such laws.
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Republicans and Blacks

Fred_PA_2000 Wrote: Mar 25, 2014 1:54 PM
OldSailor; I suspect that you're distinguishing between immigrants and aliens for rhetorical effect. And yet there is a difference. Aliens are (presumably) alienated from this society; immigrants, by and large, are not. (Unless you're a pure-blood Native American, your own ancestors were immigrants.) Certainly we should deport illegal aliens -- they're dangerous to civil society. And certainly our immigration laws should have some teeth -- illegal immigrants should face appropriate punishment for their illegal actions. But deportation is not practical. There are over 12 million illegal immigrants now in the U.S. That exceeds the total population of the entire state of Pennsylvania (just barely). If you tried, by force of arms, to tell every man. woman, child and granny in Pennsylvania that they had to leave, you'd have a shooting war on your hands. Unless you're willing to be one of the soldiers who'll be sent to enforce this, what you're proposing is just murderously irresponsible.
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Republicans and Blacks

Fred_PA_2000 Wrote: Mar 25, 2014 1:37 PM
Is *that* why you're so loyal to the plantation masters! (Slavery is still a bad choice, my friend. Don't sell yourself into it.)
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Republicans and Blacks

Fred_PA_2000 Wrote: Mar 25, 2014 1:35 PM
Neorecon; Definitionally, you are (*have*to*be) correct. (Anti-black) Racists won't hire blacks. But very few business owners are racists -- it costs too much in lost customers and in restrictions on the talent pool they can hire from. I suspect that you've decided to hate someone because of their skin color. The Klan has taught you well.
Off Topic.
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What Changes and What Doesn't

Fred_PA_2000 Wrote: Mar 21, 2014 10:37 PM
Cut & Paste Off Topic.
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