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Henry VIII Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 1:30 PM
No, we don't believe everyone has the same intelligence. What we shouldn't do is stereotype by race...it's called the soft bigotry of low expectations. What we've been doing is to throw tax dollars at a symptom rather than fix the problem. The problem is the Great Society, that destroyed the nuclear family and laterally moved the poor to welfare that keeps them poor, and afflicted with substance abuse and crime..
Carl469 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 9:52 PM
The nuclear family isn't "destroyed." And blacks, as any competent anthropologist will tell you, long have exhibited different mating and kinship patterns than whites, long before the Great Society.

Anyone who has followed the decades-long controversies over the role of genes in IQ scores will recognize the names of the two leading advocates of opposite conclusions on that subject-- Professor Arthur R. Jensen of the University of California at Berkeley and Professor James R. Flynn, an American expatriate at the University of Otago in New Zealand.

What is so unusual in the academic world of today is that Professor Flynn's latest book, "Are We Getting Smarter?" is dedicated to Arthur Jensen, whose integrity he praises, even as he opposes his conclusions. That is what scholarship and science are...

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