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The "race" label is a social construct; it has no basis in science. Or, perhaps I should say, there is no genetic basis for defining a race. The way it is defined by the US Census is simplicity itself: one checks a box on a form!
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Local or National Elections?

Recovering Liberal Wrote: Oct 14, 2014 9:43 AM
Nori2, I stopped being an uninformed voter at about the same time. There are many overschooled, undereducated people in the university where I professed/worked and in every other college and university with which I am familiar.
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What the Non-Fox Media Wrought

Recovering Liberal Wrote: Sep 20, 2014 9:57 AM
Wow! Had I known how far left the State Department was, even back in the late 50's I'd not been surprised when the campus CIA recruiter didn't call me back for a second interview. (I was a "classic liberal" back then--which means I was "conservative.")
No worries, progressives! IAll ya gotta do is read some history other than Howard Zinn, a Marxist, and then present history in a balanced fashion. The mainstream media will present all the Marxist propaganda daily, in bold headlines and on TV.
Ms Pavlich's book, Assault and Flattery, provides much information relevant to her column. It is well worth a read for anyone interested in the safety of women.
Georgetwin, I respectfully disagree. I've known many truly stupid people who know they are stupid. I've also known a very large number of intellectually brilliant people: they are the ones most likely to not know they are stupid. (By stupid, I mean "willfully failing to connect the dots, thereby ignoring what would be obvious to an unbiased person." That is close to the definition of "clinical stupidity" as the term is used in psychiatry.)
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Please Stop Helping Us

Recovering Liberal Wrote: Jul 30, 2014 8:55 AM
Sowell, according to a white liberal friend, can be ignored because he just writes what he wants to. The same would apply to Williams; I am grateful that they both want to write ONLY what is true about economics in general and variables affecting economic status of blacks. Riley draws on the research of both Sowell and Williams AND much other work to make his case. The quality of his work is high and merits the consideration that Williams gives it.
This should be no surprise--BHO said in one of his books (I forget which one) words to the effect of "if it comes to a real conflict, I stand with the Muslims" Maybe it was Ayers who penned it but Obama is listed as the author.
Items 1 and 2 on the list would produce all the rest of the list.
I tend to agree: avoid the elite universities, especially in economics; however, I tend to think of George Mason University as elite AND a good place to study economics.
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