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Intellectuals and Race: Part III

Ken1984 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 7:16 AM
And since the end of slavery we in the U.S. have been consistently recreating the Apartheid system of South Africa, where every possible ethnic faction is promoted and helped to divide away from inclusion, to make sure that its "identity" as a separate "people" is preserved. This is done for the same reason as Apartheid was established--to allow our leaders to divide and rule with an ever heavier hand. Yup, the great liberal plot to control us all. Whatever happened to the melting pot? KenC

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

The desire of intellectuals for some grand theory that will explain complex patterns with some solitary and simple factor has produced many ideas that do not stand up under scrutiny, but which have nevertheless had widespread acceptance -- and sometimes catastrophic consequences -- in countries around the world.

The theory of genetic determinism which dominated the early 20th century led to many harmful consequences, ranging from racial segregation and discrimination up to and including the Holocaust. The...