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Political Correctness Makes Race and Genetics Taboo in the West, Which is Why China is Winning
Breitbart ^ | 5/20/14 | Milo Yiannopoulos

Posted on 05/20/2014 4:56:24 PM PDT by Altura Ct.

Most scientists will tell you that race has no biological basis—it is, in academic-speak, a “social construct.” But a new book by distinguished journalist Nicholas Wade challenges that assumption, concluding that race is real and human social behaviour is subject to natural selection just like everything else.

As the New York Review of Books put it, in its coverage of Wade’s A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History, there is now a “statistical sense” in which races are real. Scientists can tell, based on genetic variance, which continent a DNA sample comes from. That might not sound revolutionary to you, but it’s only recently that we’ve had the computer processing power to do it.

Wade doesn’t shy away from the disquieting implications of his theories: our genes, he says, could explain why some countries are wealthy while others languish in penury. In fact, the more we discover about ourselves from genomics, the more it becomes apparent that science and ideology are on a collision course.

Why? Because it’s totally unacceptable to say in public these days that different races might have different behavioural characteristics, and that those characteristics might be genetically determined… even though that’s the way the science seems to be pointing.

To be fair, it’s easy to understand why researchers get cagey. The all-consuming cult of equality struggles with any suggestion that social behaviours might be genetically determined: that habits and predilections might have diverged along with skin colour. No scientist wants to be responsible for research that justifies crude observations about white sexual mores or black dietary preferences.

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1 posted on 05/20/2014 4:56:24 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Wade’s book is a game-changer, except for the fact that we don’t do real science any more. We just focus on pseudo-science which reinforces all the stuff we already “know”. The stuff that challenges our PC assumptions tends to wind up in the remainder bin.


2 posted on 05/20/2014 4:58:54 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: Altura Ct.

Thanks for posting. I may read this.


3 posted on 05/20/2014 5:01:36 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Altura Ct.

They insist that humans “evolved,” but refuse to accept that some humans kept right on evolving out of environmental necessity, leaving other groups, who had found their environmental niche and stopped evolving, quite literally in the dust.


4 posted on 05/20/2014 5:12:12 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: Altura Ct.

Discussion of race and genetics is taboo only among the proles - and even then the taboo is only a pretense.

The issue has been settled and agreed upon by the mandarins for some time now. If Calvinism and the Anglican “Homily of Obedience” proved unsatisfactory, Darwin gave them the needed scientific justification for ruling over us inferiors.

The pretended taboo keeps us fighting among ourselves, squabbling over the leftovers. They’ll teach some of us to murder our babies (Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood eugenics). They’ll flood our nation with foreigners (legal and illegal) to compete for our jobs. And they’ll tell us to NOT (wink wink) be racist and xenophobic. (Books like the one mentioned above serve only to stoke the fire.)

Anything to keep us in our place.


5 posted on 05/20/2014 5:16:45 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Altura Ct.

Does the guy compare the same race in different cultures? I am betting culture trumps race. Some cultures stifle themselves (North Korea?). America at its best does a great job of creating a situation where people of any race, or mixed race, can flourish.


6 posted on 05/20/2014 5:17:17 PM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History
A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History
by Nicholas Wade

Paperback
Kindle Edition
CD Audiobook
Unabridged Audible Audio Edition


7 posted on 05/20/2014 5:21:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Marxism applied to different economic classes is bad enough, but the kitsch Marxism with its raceless, sexual preferenceless, and genderless societies is absolutely idiotic. From bourgeois privilege to white skin privilege is a step down in coherence, as David Horowitz pointed out.
8 posted on 05/20/2014 5:22:21 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: married21
Does the guy compare the same race in different cultures? I am betting culture trumps race.

Culture and race are far from mutually exclusive.

9 posted on 05/20/2014 5:23:15 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

I’ve heard that ethnic minorities are discriminated against in many Asian countries.

About 90% of China’s population is Han Chinese. The remainder are other ethnicities.

Recent violence in Vietnam related to ethnic Chinese there should remind us that America is much more tolerant than some other places.


10 posted on 05/20/2014 5:25:12 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego
America is much more tolerant than some other places.

Tolerant to our demise.

11 posted on 05/20/2014 5:26:47 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

The superior races are Asians.
Best grades in US colleges.
Highest incomes of any racial group.
Least crimes compared to other races.


12 posted on 05/20/2014 5:30:26 PM PDT by entropy12 (Some thought Obama would be no worse than Romney. So we have less jobs and more food stamps people.)
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To: LearsFool
A petite lady from India I work across from was violently mugged Friday night. In all the discussions not one person asked about the ethnicity of the mugger, nor was it ever offered. When it isn't mentioned, everybody already knows.
13 posted on 05/20/2014 5:42:44 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: Altura Ct.; ClearCase_guy; Veto!; LearsFool; married21
Wow. This is pure unadulterated B.S. Nicholas Wade is an uber-lefty write for the New York Times The NYT and the left has been promoting this book to the hilt for the last couple months. Whoever wrote this article is an ignorant dupe or a manipulative, evil person. They are trying to spin a left wing idea as if it's acceptable to the right.

Oh, and the idea that, "China is winning." Wow. Like their research doesn't have bias issues, and they are "winning" as a country on the brink of total chaos and demograpic implosion.

What is with this new trend of taking failed left wing ideas and trying to repackage them as, "conservative." Somehow, I think Valerie Jarrett is somewhere writing talking points and sending them to, "conservative," media. It's working.

14 posted on 05/20/2014 5:52:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: married21

I agree with Sowell’s concept of cultural capital.


15 posted on 05/20/2014 6:01:23 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: nickcarraway
Charles Murray ("The Bell Curve") reviewed Wade's book in the WSJ. He said it was solidly researched, summed up decades of good science (which has been assiduously ignored) and made it impossible for thinking people to say "we're all the same".

What have you got in response? And -- "he's an uber-lefty" will not be considered a compelling argument, at least by me.

16 posted on 05/20/2014 6:01:55 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: Altura Ct.
To be fair, it’s easy to understand why researchers get cagey. The all-consuming cult of equality struggles with any suggestion that social behaviours might be genetically determined: that habits and predilections might have diverged along with skin colour. No scientist wants to be responsible for research that justifies crude observations about white sexual mores or black dietary preferences.

It's even more straightforward than that: being accused of racism will terminate your grant funding faster than openly disputing Global Warming will.

All these scientists want to do is to be able to continue getting funding.

17 posted on 05/20/2014 6:05:49 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: married21

America does do a great job of creating opportunity....yet aren’t there stark differences in the success rates of the races?

So does the black subculture trump the American culture?

To me its somewhat obvious. People of different races have very obvious physical characteristics. Yet we pretend there can’t possibly be wnd mental, cognitive, or psychological differences. That makes no sense - especially when we are surrounded with evidence to the contrary every day.


18 posted on 05/20/2014 6:16:53 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
So you think the New York Times is conservative? And this new study that strikes the winning blow for big government is good? And Chinese communism are superior to U.S. capitalism?
19 posted on 05/20/2014 6:26:03 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

My first thought about the headline was, “China is winning WHAT?”


20 posted on 05/20/2014 6:39:11 PM PDT by Tax-chick (You say I'm insane ... I say you're afraid.)
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To: nickcarraway

Did I say all that?


21 posted on 05/20/2014 6:41:06 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: entropy12
The superior races are Asians. Best grades in US colleges. Highest incomes of any racial group. Least crimes compared to other races.

True as long as they're living in the United States. Left on their own they create some of the worst cultures in the world... thuggy becomes an understatement. For example - can you name ONE country worse than North Korea? (In our time - any place in the world)

22 posted on 05/20/2014 7:06:48 PM PDT by GOPJ (If dems will "death panel" our vets they'll damn sure death panel the rest of us...)
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To: entropy12

That’s just the ones that come here, their best and brightest. The vast majority of the Asian world is mired in abject poverty lacking the basics of modern civilization and violent crime is rampant.


23 posted on 05/20/2014 7:18:12 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: Altura Ct.

Why would it be different for races of cats and dogs and birds and bees and horses and cows than for people.

Race as we apply it to people is really all about breeds... And there is a difference between a pit bull and a black lab.


24 posted on 05/20/2014 7:34:00 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Eagles6

Not all 40 million Asians in US are the best and brightest.
Actually the really bright ones are going back to Asia
or never leaving Asia because career opportunities are
better. Economic growth in Asian giants far exceeds that
of US and Europe. Many Americans are going to Asia for
job opportunities as well.

Have you traveled to Asia recently? I was in Asia in Feb
and March 2014. Singapore was the safest place on earth.
I was out in Hong Kong and felt lot safer waking in streets
after dark than Chicago, Los Angeles or New York. Streets
in City of Bangkok Bangkok is so crowded at nights I never
felt any fear of crime.

The countries in Asia experiencing poverty are communist
countries like N. Korea. The infra structure I saw in
Singapore makes USA feel like a third world country.


25 posted on 05/20/2014 7:40:32 PM PDT by entropy12 (Some thought Obama would be no worse than Romney. So we have less jobs and more food stamps people.)
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To: entropy12

You are talking about the minority. The overwhelming majority of the populations of India and China, which make up the majority of the asian populations, don’t even have running water let alone clean water or basic sanitation.


26 posted on 05/20/2014 9:02:05 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: Eagles6

But both countries have less gun violence, less divorces, less homo sexuals, and less serial murderers than good ole USA, per capita. So all is not bad there.

The economic progress made by both in last 25 years is mind boggling. I visit Asia every 10 years and I have seen the changes first hand. India has middle class bigger than population of USA. China has one million new millionaires.
Considering where these two giants were just 50 years ago, the change is mind boggling. You really need to get out and travel the world.


27 posted on 05/20/2014 9:09:29 PM PDT by entropy12 (Some thought Obama would be no worse than Romney. So we have less jobs and more food stamps people.)
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To: entropy12
Yes they have made progress and I hope it continues but most of their people are still very impoverished. I will have to research the crime statistics though I don't believe they would be very reliable.

As for travelling the world, with this economy I can afford to go camping in the mountains here, that's about it.

28 posted on 05/20/2014 9:20:21 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: entropy12
Yes they have made progress and I hope it continues but most of their people are still very impoverished. I will have to research the crime statistics though I don't believe they would be very reliable.

As for travelling the world, with this economy I can afford to go camping in the mountains here, that's about it.

29 posted on 05/20/2014 9:20:41 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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