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'Smarter' Whites Just As Racist As Others, But Are Better At Hiding It [barf]
Medical Daily ^ | Aug 12, 2013 | Matthew Mientka

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.
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"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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: entitlement; govtabuse; liberals; racism; sociology; welfare; whiteguilt
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Geoffrey Wodtke

My research is in the areas of neighborhood effects and urban poverty, group conflict and racial attitudes, class structure and income inequality, and methods of causal inference in observational research. My dissertation examines the link between class structure, defined in terms of property and authority relations in production, and growing aggregate income inequality in America since the early 1980s. I’m also currently working on several projects dealing with the impact of neighborhood poverty on child development and the association between cognitive ability and racial attitudes among white Americans. My previous research on these topics has been published in American Sociological Review, Demography, and Social Psychology Quarterly.

So in short - if you oppose: Obamacare, Amnesty, Entitlement Reform, etc... you are a racist. Even if you are a lib who supports every tax loving program ever created by the govt you are still a racist but don't know it. In fact, if you are simply white you are a racist, period.

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...

1 posted on 08/17/2013 3:29:22 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
It's like Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakkhan have said all along: We're all nothing but evil blue-eyed devils!

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.

2 posted on 08/17/2013 3:36:15 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative
"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.

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!

3 posted on 08/17/2013 3:42:13 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: kevcol

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.
Convinced?


4 posted on 08/17/2013 3:45:31 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: kevcol

I agree with him...that is, if he’s referring to WHITE LIBERALS...however, he used the word ‘intelligent’...so it’s confusing.


5 posted on 08/17/2013 3:51:34 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: kevcol

> 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.


6 posted on 08/17/2013 3:52:12 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: kevcol

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?


7 posted on 08/17/2013 3:55:59 AM PDT by ronnie raygun ("LIBERTY AMENDMENTS" teach, inform, spread the word, pass it on)
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To: I want the USA back

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?


8 posted on 08/17/2013 3:59:31 AM PDT by abclily
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To: kevcol

“protecting their privileged position “
he’s not very good at hiding his bias.


9 posted on 08/17/2013 4:06:51 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: kevcol
Eastern European Communists would force you to open your home to unwelcome lower class people if it were a certain size. There are still many such 'community homes' in Poland; they are without exception ruins of their former self, many once were gorgeous manor homes - others simply multistory buildings in cities.

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.

10 posted on 08/17/2013 4:10:49 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: kevcol

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.


11 posted on 08/17/2013 4:15:53 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: kevcol

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.


12 posted on 08/17/2013 4:19:06 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: jsanders2001
I looked for a link to the original study, or at least to a more competent writeup, but I didn't see one. The Medical Daily story is pretty sketchy. Perhaps I overlooked something.

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.

13 posted on 08/17/2013 4:19:35 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: usconservative

“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.


14 posted on 08/17/2013 4:20:30 AM PDT by Frapster (Clear the mechanism)
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To: kevcol

Where does one sign up for this magic “white privilege”?


15 posted on 08/17/2013 4:23:26 AM PDT by Nepeta
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To: kevcol

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.


16 posted on 08/17/2013 4:24:18 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: kevcol
'Smarter' Whites Just As Racist As Others, But Are Better At Hiding It

Therefore, by the standards of correlation of this study, 'dumber' lacks are worse at hiding their racism.


17 posted on 08/17/2013 4:24:26 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: kevcol

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.


18 posted on 08/17/2013 4:26:34 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: sphinx

> 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.


19 posted on 08/17/2013 4:39:41 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: kevcol

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.


20 posted on 08/17/2013 4:42:24 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: kevcol

tell us about black racism


21 posted on 08/17/2013 4:44:40 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: kevcol

I wonder if they care how many racists they created with this crap?

Because I know many people who never were are having changes of heart.


22 posted on 08/17/2013 4:50:28 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Nepeta

> Where does one sign up for this magic “white privilege”?

You can’t sign up for it. You have to be born into and come to the realization that there insane black liberal Marxists who really believe the world’s poblems can all be solved by eradicating the evil white devils. You know the ones that created organized civilizations, built great cities, createdcapitalism which creates jobs so that people can have homes and raise families, invented the vast majority of technological advancements like electricity, telephones, TV, medical cures, etc...things like that. And aren’t living in huts with no runing water or electricity and have tyrants running around with beret capped gunned thugs that steal all the aid sent to them from America, hoarding it while their population dies.


23 posted on 08/17/2013 4:51:58 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Frapster

He is part and parcel of the INSTITUTIONALIZED WHITE GUILT COMPLEX which is directly responsible for much of the black race hatred of whites and the thousands of violent interracial attacks,hate rapes and murders against whites every year.

And that is just for starters:

http://blackracismandracehatred.blogspot.com/2013/03/white20woman20begs20forgivenessjpg.html

http://blackracismandracehatred.blogspot.com/2013/08/race-hatred-has-its-consequences.html


24 posted on 08/17/2013 4:57:28 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: kevcol

Racism exists. Compared to the inequalities of socialist redistribution, it is a drop in the bucket.


25 posted on 08/17/2013 5:03:19 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: usconservative
hmmmm....but they just don't actually do anything that would eliminate the privileges to which they have become accustomed.

Actually I don't think he means advocating and doing something about racism. He is saying that is not enough. Like a modern day Jesus, he is telling the white man to go and sell all he has and give it to the poor. We're being told to not to just give up our privileges, but to surrender them.

26 posted on 08/17/2013 5:09:56 AM PDT by EBH (The 'silent majority' is just as responsible for where this country is today as the screaming mob)
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We're being told to not to just give up our privileges, but to surrender them.

That ain't gonna happen.......

27 posted on 08/17/2013 5:17:43 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: jsanders2001

not peer-reviewed, I gather.


28 posted on 08/17/2013 5:37:43 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Nepeta
I use my “white privilege” all the time. Mainly in foreign lands where whites are a minority but also in The States.

While few people are now openly persecuting colored people, there is still a difference in treatment in many situations. They are small things but it's constant. I'm somewhat unique in that when I tan, I look almost mulatto. But when I don't, I'm lilly white. I try to keep my tan low to take advantage of my privilege.

Just a few examples from the past week. It absolutely still does exist:

-I can freely walk around resorts where I am not a guest. Use their beach, pool, etc. The colored people walking in next to me get carded like clockwork while I get waved through with a smile.

-You’re waiting for a taxi after a long day next to a colored person. All things equal, who do you think will get picked up first?

-You’re walking out of a store and a sensor beeps at the same time you walk out near a colored person. Who do you think will be waved through and who will be searched?

-It’s far easier to get away with certain infractions when white. I'm not going to go into detail here.

I abhor the way many black people behave in this country but white privilege does exist on some level. For whatever reason, whites are statistically more likely to have money, less likely to be violent and less likely to break rules. I openly take advantage of that perception of us. .

29 posted on 08/17/2013 5:48:22 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: Frapster

Q: How can you tell whether a person is racist or not?

A: They’re white.


30 posted on 08/17/2013 5:49:40 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: kevcol
I keep repeating this: the reason we have Obama for a second term and nothing is being done to stop his agenda is that the elitists in positions of power are racist. That's why our politicians refuse to stand up to him in meaningful ways. They're over-compensating for their racism by not wanting to appear so.

Among the lower echelons who actually have contact with blacks and hispanics, I see a real ability to distinguish between the good and the bad. The prevailing attitude I encounter is that blacks and hispanics are accepted to work, shop, and live here...just don't bring their old neighborhoods with them.

The elite haven't been in a situation where they have to make that distinction.

31 posted on 08/17/2013 5:51:53 AM PDT by grania
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To: kevcol
and may in fact truly believe — all the right things about racial equality in principle

So just what is 'all the right things'?

32 posted on 08/17/2013 5:55:35 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: usconservative

” 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.”

If whites would just act black then things would equal out.

Don’t get up and go to work so you too can be fired.

Speak ghetto and call your prospective boss “cracka” so you don’t get hired.

Wear your pants half way down your butt so you can’t work because you have to use one hand to hold your pants up.

Tell your boss if you break out in a sweat “dat be slabery”.

Steal from the company because it’s owed to you.

Sleep on the job because “you be tired”.

Make claims of “racism” against anyone you don’t like.

Yes if whites would be more like blacks things would quickly equal out.


33 posted on 08/17/2013 6:18:50 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: varyouga
How a person dresses and conducts his/herself (not necessarily race) can be the reason a cabbie selects a certain passenger over another, or who store security presumes is the shoplifter.
34 posted on 08/17/2013 6:20:29 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: Born to Conserve

“Racism exists. Compared to the inequalities of socialist redistribution, it is a drop in the bucket.”

Very well and succinctly said. Also, the attempts of liberal social engineers to force redistribution breeds resentment and contributes to racial divisiveness.

It is not racist to be successful and to want to retain the fruits of your labor. The supposition that inequality of outcome in life is due to ‘privilege’ is inherently wrong, and denigrates the efforts of individuals to advance in their lives and self-determine based on their own efforts. It’s right along the same lines as “You didn’t build that”. It’s really just plain old Marxist claptrap.


35 posted on 08/17/2013 6:23:01 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: kevcol
Those are factors but you can't deny race is also one.

When not on business, I typically dress waaay down and have
seen better dressed black people discriminated right next to me.

Again, I have personally experienced it during my dark days. One time I was waiting outside and someone assumed I was an illegal laborer looking for work. Things like that never happen when I'm white. I was the same person with the same clothes.

36 posted on 08/17/2013 6:31:50 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: kevcol

Leftists are racist. And not very smart.


37 posted on 08/17/2013 6:32:51 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: kevcol

Young black men: 3% of the population. 50% of the murders.


38 posted on 08/17/2013 6:34:34 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: kevcol

It’s a setup for fail.

Kinda like telling someone it doesn’t matter if they stop drinking they are a dry drunk.

You can’t win and its a lose-lose.

No point in carrying the conversation further.


39 posted on 08/17/2013 6:35:19 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: kevcol

Well, obama’s SUPPOSED to be the smartest guy in the world, ain’t he? And he’s half WHITE.

He’s not so hot at hiding HIS racism.


40 posted on 08/17/2013 6:44:35 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: kevcol

This “all whites are racist” meme is nothing new. I was reading that stuff back in the late sixties and seventies by people in the various black power movements and black writers. They argued that it was some sort of original sin, but unlike original sin religious-wise, whites could never atone for it. Even if you were born one hundred, two hundred, or how many years after slavery ended, if you were white, you were a racist.


41 posted on 08/17/2013 7:20:00 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: kevcol
I don't tend to pay much attention to "race" until made to.

I figure that God likes variety and nature favors some adaptations over others. I hate sunburns and being practical is as racist as I can get.

I find that the people who make me pay attention to "race" are usually very racist themselves and behave in ways that are detrimental to me looking favorably at them or their "race".

That sort of focus is a bit too satanic in thinking for my taste and travel plans.

42 posted on 08/17/2013 7:22:30 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: huldah1776

> not peer-reviewed, I gather.

I would not be liked on Democratic Underground...: ^ )


43 posted on 08/17/2013 7:33:49 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: varyouga
In 60+ years of living, I have never believed I gained an advantage in being white in any situation...but I'm a linear, matter of fact thinker, and I have never attempted to manipulate anyone.

I have had many black cashiers in the last 15 years or so be noticeably chilly towards me after being chatty with the black person who cashed out ahead of me. And no, I wasn't making trouble. I almost always pay cash and never ask for anything special.
44 posted on 08/17/2013 7:46:37 AM PDT by Nepeta
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To: kevcol

According to Democrats, the “smarter whites” are all Democrats.


45 posted on 08/17/2013 7:51:49 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: kevcol

They once asked that we judge men and women by the content of their character and so we are. Now they are asking us to ignore the content of men and women’s character and judge them by the color of their skin.


46 posted on 08/17/2013 7:53:43 AM PDT by RC one
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To: kevcol
You start with the preise, that being white grants privilege and it all works out from there.

Stoopid.

47 posted on 08/17/2013 7:56:30 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Obama is an historic President. He's America's first 'Dear Leader' President.)
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To: kevcol

In truth, everyone is racist, yet some can be “objectively” racist, based on information that *quantitatively* confirms their suppositions. Yes, a supposition is based on incomplete information, but that does not mean that it is incorrect.

For example, China officially has 56 ethnic groups. Of these, Han Chinese account for 91.59% of the overall Chinese population. So if you assume that a “Chinese” person is ethnically Han, 9 times out of 10 you will be correct, assuming that the Han and China’s other ethnic groups have proportionately migrated to where you are.

But talking about Chinese people is avoiding the issue, which is almost exclusively about slave-descended black Americans. I have to specify s-d black Americans, because they are culturally totally different from recent immigrant black Americans, though they are lumped together statistically.

s-d black Americans are easily the target of quantitative supposition racism, precisely because they voluntarily racially segregate themselves in many ways. For example, 98% voting for Obama.

It is not racist at all to note that “98% of black American voters voted for Obama.” Clearly that reflects racism on their part.

Likewise, according to FBI statistics, 95% of black homicides are perpetrated by other black people. And that their homicide rate per capita is enormous compared to other racial groups. Neither of those statements is racist, but from them can be supposed that black Americans are far more disposed to murderous violence than are those of other ethnic groups.

In addition, something like 1 in 4 black men are either incarcerated, on probation or parole, and that does not include ex-convicts. Nor is arrest and conviction at these levels inherently racist, because judges and juries sentence black men to prison at about the same rate no matter what race they are.

Arguments that there is something wrong with the justice system because it incarcerates so many are nonsense. There is generally equal justice before the law. What is lacking is equal obedience to the law.

No, black men do not get a pass from the social contract because they do not want to obey the law.

But from this it can be supposed, with objective racism, that black men are far more inclined to commit criminal acts. And while the majority don’t, it is not unfair that they are burdened by those who do; and by those who don’t know them, but have to suppose the possibility, for their own safety.


48 posted on 08/17/2013 8:16:42 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: kevcol

Mr. Wodtke will, of course, decline tenure as a sociology PhD as tenure would preserve his privileged position. In fact, he ought to decline his PhD, when it is awarded. Being a doctor is so, well, privileged. Perhaps he should decline grants from the government and NGO’s as much of that money comes from less-than-wealthy people.

He has so much opportunity to do good.


49 posted on 08/17/2013 10:37:25 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: kevcol

It’s gonna be racial this and racial that from now on ... because they don’t HAVE ANYTHING else to keep the peeps stirred up about that ensures they keep their cushy, undemanding jobs that they weren’t qualified for in the first place.


50 posted on 08/17/2013 10:43:50 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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