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Genes and Racism

Steve of CA Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 2:13 PM
I do not buy into the geographic isolation theory of Dr Sowell, but my main complaint with this article is that Sowell stereotypes "intellectuals" in much the same manner that ethnic minorities are stereotyped.
LonePine Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 3:16 PM
You do not buy into this "isolation theory". Good, good. Tell me, if one does not "buy into" that theory that this force called "gravity" holds us down onto the surface of the earth, does that mean one can flap their arms and fly ? And stereotypical elites ? I may be a stereotypical old skeptic, but I've noted that some people learn something, and think they know EVERYTHING. These people consider themselves intellectual elites. Some people learn something, and think about how very much there must be left to learn. Apparently, you fall into the first category. Rots of ruck !
Steve of CA Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 10:19 PM
LonePine,just someone else on Townhall with an intolerance for dissident opinions. Your insults are meaningless to me.
traitorbill Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 3:14 PM
I think his observation about early and late 20th century racial attributions was spot on.
ssntough Wrote: Jun 05, 2013 11:51 PM
Alex_P Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 2:23 PM
The difference is that "intellectuals" are self-selected.
During decades of watching both collegiate and professional football, I have seen hundreds of touchdowns scored by black players -- but not one extra point kicked by a black player.

Is this because blacks are genetically incapable of kicking a football or because racists won't let blacks kick a football?

Most of us would consider either of these explanations ridiculous. Yet genes and discrimination were the predominant explanations of black-white differences offered by intellectuals in the 20th century.

It was genes that were the preferred explanation in the early decades of that century and discrimination in the later decades, as I show in my...