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Beyond Affirmative Action

Laura359 Wrote: Feb 19, 2014 8:30 AM
Blacks excel at sports and the entertainment world because they are allowed to do so. These are areas that they know they can succeed if they work hard. Your rather childish belief that it has to do with "physical differences" is nonsense. As for your idea that "world history" teaches they are inferior, might I remind you that the same thing could teach that whites are bloodthirsty, raging maniacs - aka, Hitler, Stalin, etc. etc. You should actually read a book before you open your mouth.
954 Wrote: Feb 19, 2014 9:23 AM
Tell me you're in grad school. It's a "childish belief" that physical differences aren't an accurate determinant of success in certain sports? Why aren't there more Asians in the NBA, or mestizo Hispanics in the NFL? Please explain. While I'm at it, trying to draw some weird correlation between African inferiority and a supposed white proclivity to violence is equally absurd. Africa is even more prone to violence than Europe ever was. Just ask the people today in Chad, Somalia, the Central African Republic, Congo, Sudan and Mali to name a few. You're the one who needs to read a few more books.
soliton2 Wrote: Feb 19, 2014 9:06 AM
The physiological difference between various groups of black is greater than the difference between average white and blacks. (world class distance runners from eastern Africa, world class sprinters from western africa, for example.). IQ differences (see "the Bell Curve " for example, and references therein.). None of this says anything about a particular individual, or denies that environment can have an impact. Perhaps you should read a bit.
VaSteve Wrote: Feb 19, 2014 8:55 AM
Whites are bloodthirsty, raging maniacs, though I would suggest that's more of a human trait than a race one. I said "world history" because I wanted to remove the "it's because of racism" excuse that you used in your first sentence. Read a book? OK. But you read also. Read up on, say, Greece. Rome to be more exact. Learn their history and then read up on Africa's advancement during the same time period. Ask yourself why it took the Dutch 400 years ago to bring South Africa out of the Dark Ages. Sorry if these facts make you uncomfortable.