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Originally posted by Hazelnut
When I was 10 years old I remember wondering why I was born a white girl instead of a black boy. I didn't knew people hated each other because of their skin, but once I found out, I was appalled. The epitomy of ignorance gone wild.
Originally posted by Aeons
Africa has shifts. Just because they aren't as extreme on the cold end does not mean they aren't there. You survive a day of +50C.
Innu and Innuit should be the smartest people on the planet by your theory.
An Australian Aboriginie would kill you off by taking you for a walk on a big empty seeming plain, and then "losing" you - because they have WAY better spatial perception. Survive that smarty pants.
"In an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Journal of Blacks in higher education, African immigrants to the United States were found more likely to be college educated than any other immigrant group, which included those from Europe, North America and Asia (see also Nisbett, 2002; U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2000)."
"African immigrants have also been shown to be more highly educated than any native-born ethnic group including white and Asian Americans (Logan & Deane, 2003; Williams, 2005; The Economist, 1996; Arthur, 2000; Selassie, 1998; Nisbett, 2002)."
"The United States, when matched for IQ with Whites, American Blacks have been shown to demonstrate superior “Working Memory” (Nijenhuis et al., 2004). This is an interesting finding, as African Americans are typically taught by less qualified teachers (e.g. non-certified teachers and teachers with limited experience) than their white counterparts, and are provided with less challenging school work (Hallinan 1994; Diamond et al., 2004; Uhlenberg and Brown 2004). In Chicago, for example, the vast majority of schools placed on academic probation as part of the district accountability efforts were majority African-American and low-income (Diamond and Spillane 2004). Thus, it is somewhat surprising that African Americans should outperform white Americans on any portion of a paper and pencil test designed to mimic the structures of western style schooling (Richardson, 2000, 2002)."
Human beings are massively complex, seething balls of contradictions
Working memory is a theoretical construct within cognitive psychology as to the structures and processes used for temporarily storing and manipulating information in short-term memory.
Originally posted by Janitor From Mars
reply to post by NathanNewZealand
I don't care what people say, there is NO justification for racism of any kind and white supremacism is utter garbage that should stay where it belongs, which is in a trash can.
Originally posted by DaisyAnne
reply to post by fapython
I'd be happy to explain what is so contradictory about human beings. We are a mass of neuroses, nature, nurture, complexes, emotions, impulses. These parts of ourselves contradict each other on a regular basis. We are complex creatures.
IQ tests do not take into account any socio-economic factors, and therefore the experiment is impure. If you took two boys of different races, raised in exactly the same way, having had exactly the same life experiences, exactly the same education, exactly the same emotional development, then you could have yourself a pure experiment. This is not the case, however.
As to your contention that African immigrants are better educated than European immigrants because they get special treatment, I must correct you. I am talking about African immigrants from Africa, and if you are trying to tell me that the education system in Africa is superior to the education systems in Europe, then I cannot conceive of how far your head is buried in the sand.
You want to believe that your race is superior.
This is all you are going to believe.
Your opinion is skewed and no matter what you want to hide it behind, it is racism.
Oh well, i guess those that actually think they are genetically superior to others based on skin color will use fallible arguments to back up their position.
To totally blow that whole chapter out of the water and the books whole hypothesis..then how do you explain the pre-columbian central american empires!
In response to that..you have no idea of how those tribal Africans live or what they do. Colder climates require smarter people, ha! Then the eskimos are smarter than Caucasians because that's what your implying.
Sorry but we are the same only in the eyes of GOD. Period.
Originally posted by cenpuppie
reply to post by fapython
I would reply, but its apparent from our clashing that you actually believe white people are superior to others, you ARE using that terrible source to back up your claims..so imma leave you to your ignorance..
[edit on 1-8-2009 by cenpuppie]