So mock them, point and laugh, and pity their backwards, 19th century, unscientific minds, all in this thread. They fail miserably, again and again, and come back for more- and always with the same tired, old, refuted studies and claims.
Undoubtedly some will call for ignoring them- and that’s fine. I choose not to, chiefly because I think it’s in the best interests of “fighting ignorance” to point out the weakness and failures of these tired arguments. I don’t expect to change their minds- but I think it’s important that pseudoscientific nonsense like this gets appropriately challenged and mocked.
Do you truly believe otherwise? That black people are just as smart as whites and Asians genetically, and they just haven’t had the right environment to apply their natural intelligence? Nobody believes that shit deep down, but nobody is willing to say it either, in this apparent effort to prove how liberal and modern and enlightened they are.
One of them works about three doors down from my office. Another is around the corner, in the biostatistics area. Head down the hall from there, and you’ll find two African Americans, but they’re not physicists or mathematicians or engineers, they’re medical doctors.
And as I can tell you about what happened in Central America it was a very, very bad idea to leave just the military as the only effective institution after an occupation. It usually destroys all the good it was achieved elsewhere.
The chief scientist at my old company was black and brilliant (and is currently a professor at Johns Hopkins). The best professor I had in the applied mathematics department when I went to grad school was black. There are a bunch of black scientists and engineers at my current place of employment.
You, Rigamarole, are a moron. It has nothing to do with the system keeping them down, it has to do with history and socioeconomic forces.
I am going to get nailed for this one too but I think it is a logical point that needs to be made. Let’s just assume that everyone on the planet has exactly the same intellectual potential due to some mysterious force. However, we know that not everyone is meeting that potential for whatever reason. Let’s assume it is strictly environmental and socioeconomic for the sake of argument.
In the U.S. today, most black people went to primary and secondary schools that are either under-performing as a whole (inner city schools, poor rural schools, historically black colleges) or they went to a good school and generally under-performed there by any standard that can be measured by any test ever invented by anyone. Occasionally, you will get a really smart black American like some people on this board or someone like President Obama (who came from very atypical background) but that isn’t common for the demographic general.
Given that, is still it incorrect to say that, in general, black people in the U.S. today are intellectually inferior to other groups for whatever reason? What further can be done about it? Please explain your answer without hate because I have none. It is an honest question that the left/progressives/liberals seem to dance around.
The point of this pitting is not because the pittees feel black people are intellectually inferior for whatever reason; it’s because they feel black people are intellectually inferior because they’re black people. So, your pile o’ assumptions isn’t necessarily valid for the discussion at hand. Perhaps you could open a thread in Great Debates about it.