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  •  It turns out that Richwine got his "facts".. (4+ / 0-)
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    jamess, peacestpete, fumie, aguadito

    ..about non-whites from white supremacist  Richard Spencer @ NPI (national policy institute) Rachel Maddow and her staff dug up the source of republican garbage here:
    (I would have cilpped this video down but it all seemed relevant when Rachel ties it together starting at approx.minute 1:30)

    Lying about numbers (6.3 billion) is one thing, but when a party buillds on a foundation of white supremacy coming from a leading republican "think tank" - The Heritage foundation - it's the deeper issue for the GOP here imo.

    It's hard to believe that bigotry like this remains after all the hard work done by so many to teach and heal this old disease.
     Hopefully many many eyes will be opened by exposure

    Thx jamess for doing just that

    P.S. transcript for Rachel @ link

    •  i feel stupid (0+ / 0-)

      for having defended the factual basis of his claim for IQ differences across our social construct of "races".

      (i think three points are very key: 1) intelligence in human beings in general, regardless of other traits or culture or whatever, does have a genetic basis! -- Down's syndrome is an intellectual disability that is the result of genetic variation, 2) race as a social construct DOES have genetic features -- like white people are white because of a genetic variation that changes production of melatonin, 3) we can make pretty simple casual observation that we know to be true "black people on average are taller than asians especially from the orient" -- key is ON AVERAGE ON AVERAGE ON AVERAGE and not to mention the MUCH more important NON-GENETIC components for intelligence, or the other multi-dimensional competencies that don't show up as intelligence)

      But anyway, now it's clear this Richwine guy is just a douchey white supremacist who was abusing these kinds of statistics to try and imply that hispanics will forever be below whites IQ wise and should not be allowed to immigrate because of some average IQ difference observed.

      Also, I was outraged when I saw that he wrote "native white population" about America. I'm white, but ffs, to call us the "white native population"? how historically ignorant does one have to be to make such a statement?!?! Our only true native population is of people who we oppressed! And "whites" (remember, Italians and Greeks weren't considered "white" back in the day to the English-German early wave of immigrants to the USA) have been coming in from different areas.

      Deficits don't matter, jobs do.

      by aguadito on Sat May 11, 2013 at 02:37:32 AM PDT

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