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Intellectuals and Race: Part II

Jacopone Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 6:23 PM
Sam Clemmons (Mark Twain), a brilliant gentleman with almost no formal education, said, ‘Don’t confuse schooling with education.’ To put a fine point on this, educated people are always self-educated, meaning that person becomes educated, even though schooled, through personal initiative. School only helps. And, as we have come to understand, school can delay and in fact defeat education.
Chicken George Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 11:25 PM
You make an excellent point. Schools man sometimes facilitate learning but the truth is you educate yourself. Not many people know the difference.

Editor's note: This is Part II in a series. Part I can be found here.

Once we recognize that large differences in achievement among races, nations and civilizations have been the rule, not the exception, throughout recorded history, there is at least some hope of rational thought -- and perhaps even some constructive efforts to help everyone advance.

Even such a British patriot as Winston Churchill said, "We owe London to Rome" -- an acknowledgement that Roman conquerors created Britain's most famous city, at a time when the ancient Britons were incapable of doing so themselves.

No one who...