Skip to comments.'Smarter' Whites Just As Racist As Others, But Are Better At Hiding It [barf]
Posted on 08/17/2013 3:29:22 AM PDT by kevcol
Racism may be a quality innate to humanity, with ostensibly smarter people simply hiding their racism better than others.
A new study shows that white Americans with greater socioeconomic status often perceived to be associated with greater intelligence and sophistication espouse more egalitarian ideals compared to their lower echelon counterparts. But those Americans are just as likely to support the preservation of social and economic privilege, by rejecting fair housing and other policies relating to racial integration.
Wodtke, a sociology doctoral candidate, analyzed data on racial attitudes from more than 20,000 white Americans participating in the nationally representative General Social Survey. The average study participant was calculated to be a 47-year-old white person who completed 12.9 years of education, answering six of 10 cognitive ability test questions correctly.
"More intelligent members of the dominant group are just better at legitimizing and protecting their privileged position than less intelligent members," Wodtke said. "In modern America, where blacks are mobilized to challenge racial inequality, this means that intelligent whites say and may in fact truly believe all the right things about racial equality in principle, but they just don't actually do anything that would eliminate the privileges to which they have become accustomed.
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This article got picked up by a few other sources including MSN. Look at the photo used as an example of "lower echelon counterparts" - unreal...
Is this really the black's new line: You're racist no matter what? ROFL!
Well then, how about this: You're all lower socio-economic minimum-wage workers no matter what!
Turn-about's fair play in my book.
So, no matter what one actually believes the bar has been suddenly moved to "if you're not actively advocating and doing something about racism, you're a racist.
This is why some, perhaps a large segment of the black population will never mainstream or achieve success in America: They've been successfully conditioned by decades of Democrat social-engineering policy that unless someone "helps them" they'll never make it on their own.
Just plain pitiful. Proof that Government policy does in fact destroy the human spirit.
And oh yeah, it's still you white-cracka's fault!
The latest mantra of the haters is that all Whites are racist, even as babies. No use denying it, even if you aren’t, you are.
Proof: Zimmerman, Paula Deen, the rodeo clown.
I agree with him...that is, if he’s referring to WHITE LIBERALS...however, he used the word ‘intelligent’...so it’s confusing.
> Wodtke, a sociology doctoral candidate, analyzed data on racial attitudes from more than 20,000 white Americans participating in the nationally representative General Social Survey. The average study participant was calculated to be a 47-year-old white person who completed 12.9 years of education, answering six of 10 cognitive ability test questions correctly.
Something is wrong with their data set samples. “Smarter white people” would not participate in a survey setup to falsely “prove” a thereom consisting of questions that are intentionally skewed and geared to make one come to a conlusion that the author wants to portray. Most polls today are setup to manipulate the public’s opinions using bandwagon mentality. Obama is an expert at it.
If you remember at one of obama’s carnaval rallies back in 08 he looks like that overly excited mushhead that was thanking obama for blessing us with his brilliance and his devine intervention, remember?
No matter how many names they call others, they are still black. That’s their eternal struggle - resenting the color of their own skin. And we’re all supposed to be resentful and miserable because they are?
“protecting their privileged position “
he’s not very good at hiding his bias.
The new Amerika will do the same. You will like it - or else you are a racist and will need to be sent to
a special re-education prison sensitivity training.
References to income inequality are irrelevant. How can one quantify money and goods obtained by theft, illegal commerce, extortion, or other means? People without visible sources of income may just be better at hiding it.
So then blacks are not smart - as they find it impossible to hide their hatred for whitey. It’s part of their fabric, it’s who they are.
But it's interesting that Wodtke did not hesitate to score the white population for "cognitive ability" based on a ten question pop quiz. (Wouldn't want to resort to a real IQ test, I'm sure ... IQ testing being racist, etc.)
So, I wonder if he bothered to test for cognitive ability in black, Hispanic, and Asian populations, and to consider the possibility that much of the stratification in economic outcomes is linked to mental ability, education, and the resulting different professional pathways.
It would also be interesting to learn what policy preferences Wodtke deems as operationally racist. Much of modern liberalism implicitly assumes inherent black and Hispanic inferiority, but somehow I don't imagine that is what Wodtke has in his crosshairs.
The underlying study would be interesting. Wodtke is dancing around the race and IQ issue from an apparently leftist perspective. One wonders if he has the intellectual clarity to recognize the issues involved.
“You’re racist no matter what.”
I don’t know how new it is but I’ve seen lots of articles stating just that, as well as there’s no such thing as reverse racism.
Where does one sign up for this magic “white privilege”?
So this white kid, filled with white guilt and educated in a liberal University by liberal professors, and living among those smarter persons has had a few of his theories published by liberal magazines, and thinks he is right.
Let him move to Washington DC and live in Anacostia around Galen and Green Street for a year. If he is still alive after that year let me see what he writes about black racism.
Therefore, by the standards of correlation of this study, 'dumber' lacks are worse at hiding their racism.
So... this kid made up a survey about a whole bunch of liberal policies and classified people as racist if they don’t support those policies. I wonder if he considered for even one second that people can oppose liberal utopian pipe dreams and not be racist.
The people I would classify as racist are those who think that you have to keep black people on the liberal plantation and “take care” of them like livestock—in other words, just about anyone who supports Democrat policies vis-à-vis the poor.
> The underlying study would be interesting. Wodtke is dancing around the race and IQ issue from an apparently leftist perspective. One wonders if he has the intellectual clarity to recognize the issues involved.
I have yet to see a poll wiithout a political agenda or setup to sell something in this day and age. Opinion is not as powerful as facts and even then you have to question the source and its credibility more than ever now.
Looks like he’s getting the attention he wanted by publishing outright lies. With the posting on here and subsequent comments (including mine), he gets more notoriety which he richly does not deserve.
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