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Intellectuals and Race: Part II

Leslie32 Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 6:58 AM
I can tell you as a high school teacher for 36 years that the only way to insure equality of outcome is to bring the top down! The bottom NEVER gets raised. I once tried "redistributing wealth" using grades as a substitute for wealth, the kids HATED it !!!!!!!!! Even the middle of the "curve" was dissatisfied with the inability to improve as individuals. Those that didn't want to work sat back and got worse, further de-grading the outcome (no pun intended) The over-achievers, tired of carrying all the weight, finally caved and the system collapsed, everyone had failing grades.

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...