Re: Jamele Hill = Racist
posted at 11/24/2010 3:54 PM EST
In Response to Re: Jamele Hill = Racist
[QUOTE]To our chatroom genetic theorists: I've read The Bell Curve too, as well as the The Mismeasure of Man, along with a number of other papers and articles from scholars, some of which make a case or debunk the theories of race differences. I'm sorry to say that if you really believe there are inherent differences in race it's because you want to believe it since it suits your personal beliefs and world view. And if you're anonymously taking your position public on this posting board, it's because you have an agenda. Theories are just that, and for every theory that you subscribe to, there is another refuting all of its findings. This started out as a discussion of racism, perceived or real, and then morphed into a discussion of slavery and oppression, and has now gone down a road that, in my opinion, doesn't merit further response, except to say that it's clear that anonymity empowers people to say things that they wouldn't otherwise.
Posted by BrooklineRob[/QUOTE]
You are obviously an intelligent educated human. Yet, you are ignorant of the fact that different races have different average attributes. Let's take a simple case like the concrete measureable variable height (lets not debase ourselves with the whole scchlong size thing). Yes or no is the average average African American taller than the average Asian American? Pretty simple stuff wouldn't you say. There are many physical and mental attributes that can be measured, and you will always find different races having different proclivities. I know you know this to be true.
I was raised by a single mother and spent much of my childhood in a place called Park Home in Newport RI. It was public housing. While I am not a great man, I did put myself through university and have travelled the world on various ventures including some major philanthropic pursuits. I dare say that not many of the kids I grew up with (i.e. raised in the same environment) achieved the level of success that I have. Why is that?
I express my opinions pretty much every where I go. If you are saying that I'm a coward hiding behind a computer screan, I'd be happy to meet you for coffee or maybe a 40oz bottle of brew, and I'm sure we could have an educated civil discussion about our views.
You never answered my question about Boener.