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  •  A different conclusion (2+ / 0-)
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    keepemhonest, Yosef 52
    According to Murray, disadvantaged groups are disadvantaged because, on average, they cannot compete with white men, who are intellectually, psychologically and morally superior. Murray advocates the total elimination of the welfare state, affirmative action and the Department of Education, arguing that public policy cannot overcome the innate deficiencies that cause unequal social and educational outcomes.
    Let us assume that the first sentence is true.  In that case, I would draw the opposite conclusion:  We need a larger welfare state.  Those who have the lazy gene or the dumb gene or the incompetent gene or whatever genetic deficiency renders them incapable of competing with white men should get welfare, because they cannot help being lazy, dumb, or incompetent.

    The traditional argument for getting rid of welfare is that people are poor of their own free will, and if you take welfare away, they will have to get off their butts and go to work.  But if they have a genetic disadvantage, they cannot help being the way they are, and therefore we should take pity on them, and that means giving them enough welfare for them to survive in a white man’s world.

    •  Disinterested spectator - I agree. If it were, in (0+ / 0-)

      fact, the case that certain people were genetically predisposed to laziness or to low normal IQ, all the judgmentalism against the poor would be morally insupportable.
        The only decent thing to do would be to provide agencies and programs to help them get on in life.

      •  Several years ago, a group of (0+ / 0-)

        white supremicists were videoed and one of the ugliest, supidist members said, quite proudly "we are the hope of the white race."

        My immediate thought was, "then the white race is doomed."

        When are these fools going to STFU? If they are superior to other races simply because their skin is white, why do they continue to prove they are WRONG?

        I reject your reality and substitute my own - Adam Savage

        by woolibaar on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 03:11:40 PM PDT

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