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Harvard students erupt at scholarís claim in thesis (Richwine again)
Boston Globe ^ | May 18, 2013 | Meghan E. Irons

Posted on 05/19/2013 7:45:38 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Harvard students, outraged over a doctoral dissertation arguing that Hispanic immigrants lack “raw cognitive ability or intelligence,” this week urged the university to investigate how the thesis came to be approved and to ban future research on racial superiority.

The students presented 1,200 signatures to president Drew Faust and the dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, David Ellwood.

“Academic freedom and a reasoned debate are essential to our academic community,” the petition said. “However, the Harvard Kennedy School cannot ethically stand behind academic work advocating a national policy of exclusion and advancing an agenda of discrimination.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonglobe.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: harvard; jasonrichwine; latinoiq; richwine; thesis
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1 posted on 05/19/2013 7:45:38 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Do away with all academic assessment tests and have open admissions at Harvard.


2 posted on 05/19/2013 7:48:51 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Olog-hai


3 posted on 05/19/2013 7:49:51 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: Olog-hai
This is the moral equivalent of book-burning, except that Lefties have no morals.
4 posted on 05/19/2013 7:52:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("¬ďSomebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Olog-hai

All they need is a one month field work grant for work in East LA and they will be hawking copies of the Thesis on every street corner in Cambridge.


5 posted on 05/19/2013 7:53:58 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Olog-hai

I may not like the conclusion or the way it’s presented, but the data he collected appears tight.


6 posted on 05/19/2013 7:54:13 PM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Olog-hai

“However, the Harvard Kennedy School cannot ethically stand behind academic work advocating a national policy of exclusion and advancing an agenda of discrimination.”

Yet ask these same morons if they approve of affirmative action and racial quotas for government jobs and college entrance and they’re all for it...


7 posted on 05/19/2013 7:54:38 PM PDT by DB
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To: Olog-hai

All Richwine’s critics have to do is show the statistical evidence that proves Richwine wrong. No critic has been able to do that because the statistical evidence supports Richwine’s conclusions. Sadly, political correctness has prevailed and uncomfortable truths are seldom spoken in public because the speaker knows he will be maligned, attacked, and will lose his job and reputation. Speaking uncomfortable truths, particularly with regard to race, leads to 21st century Witch Trials where the gallery who supposedly knows the truth attempts to exorcise the demons from the non-PC speaker.


8 posted on 05/19/2013 7:55:32 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Back in the EU
Back in the EU
Back in the EUSSR

Those great debts really knock me out
They kick the West’s behind
Angela’s blubbery cellulite is hanging out
That EU troika is always on my, my, my, my mind

Take me to the Carpathian Mountains way down South
Let me foreclose your daddy’s farm
All the way the beggar’s hands are reaching out
Come and keep your comrade warm

I’m back in the EUSSR...
You don’t know how lucky you are, boy

Back in the EU
Back in the EU
Back in the EUSSR


9 posted on 05/19/2013 7:56:38 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Olog-hai
Pavlovian Chihuahuas

Idiot Children

spit

10 posted on 05/19/2013 7:57:34 PM PDT by tomkat (solve for x: Baraq = islamite .. islam = enemy ... Baraq = x)
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To: Olog-hai

Of course...no debating of data...just silence those who do not agree. The lib way.


11 posted on 05/19/2013 7:59:44 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Olog-hai
I've heard it said.more than a few times,that there's scientific evidence to suggest that Jews,in general,are intellectually superior to most racial/ethnic groups.My former girlfriend,a Radcliffe grad,had a friend who worked in Harvard's admissions office who told her that were it not for affirmative action the freshman classes at Harvard would be made up almost entirely of Jews and Asians.

You've just gotta love affirmative action.The only people who really benefit are the guilt ridden "progressives" whose consciences are assuaged by the justice of it all.

Funny how Ted Kennedy never gave up his seat to a half black,half Hispanic,half Pacific Islander lesbian however.

12 posted on 05/19/2013 8:01:14 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Olog-hai
“I was very surprised that this was approved by Harvard,’’ said Fernando Berdion, a Kennedy School masters candidate in public policy and spokesman for the students. “I’m very surprised that a PhD candidate here would devote his dissertation to try to demonstrate that one race is inherently superior than another.”

I eagerly await Mr. Berdion's factual rebuttal of the dissertation.

13 posted on 05/19/2013 8:03:29 PM PDT by mcenedo (lying liberal media - our most dangerous and powerful enemy)
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To: Olog-hai
“Trying to force a genetic explanation onto the issue is not in accord with the evidence, although it offers the convenient property of making it easier to claim that if people are disadvantaged it’s their own fault,’’ said Frank Bean, immigration scholar at the University of California at Irvine.

He said he had not read Richwine’s thesis.


14 posted on 05/19/2013 8:04:15 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: tomkat
Pavlovian Chihuahuas
Idiot Children
^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Pavloian Chihauahuas? INDEED!

They are products of 13+ years of Marxist indoctrination beginning in their preschools.

15 posted on 05/19/2013 8:06:07 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: Olog-hai
[paraphrasing] "Academic freedom cannot allow ..." [cue Meatloaf] ♫ STOP RIGHT THERE
16 posted on 05/19/2013 8:07:52 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Undicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: VeniVidiVici
“Trying to force a genetic explanation onto the issue is not in accord with the evidence..."
Isn't that what the psychologists did to justify removing homosexuality from the mental illness category?
17 posted on 05/19/2013 8:12:05 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: NonValueAdded

Yeah . . . funny how you have “freedom” and “cannot allow” right after the other. That’s called an oxymoron.


18 posted on 05/19/2013 8:13:57 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: econjack

Black people’s blood is bad.

WHAT???? HOGWASH!!!! RACIST PIGS!!!!

And then along came sickle-cell anemia.

Which never would have been discovered/addressed/FIXED if we refuse to even discuss the issue.


19 posted on 05/19/2013 8:15:46 PM PDT by djf (Rich widows: My Bitcoin address is... 1ETDmR4GDjwmc9rUEQnfB1gAnk6WLmd3n6)
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To: Gay State Conservative
I've heard it said.more than a few times,that there's scientific evidence to suggest that Jews,in general,are intellectually superior to most racial/ethnic groups.

I had a latino co-worker, originally from South America, who was very proud of his Spanish roots and plastered his cubicle with maps of Spain and other related stuff. I got him really pissed-off when I claimed that Spain became a 3rd-rate nation when they expelled the Jews in the 15th-century, as they ended up kicking out all the smartest people running things in Spain, and Spain never recovered. But it's true; everywhere the Jews settle, the host nation benefits from the Jews intelligence.

So with an influx (or deluge) of latin immigrants into the U.S.A., are we seeing an improvement or a decline in smartness?

20 posted on 05/19/2013 8:16:45 PM PDT by roadcat
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