posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 02:11 PM
reply to post by inforeal
Why do the outcomes reflect discrimination?
Perhaps there are other reasons, perhaps they are cultural?
Why do blacks make up about 13% of the population yet are over 80% of professional atheletes? Perhaps it is genetic, perhaps it is because they
simply work harder at it, perhaps it is because non-blacks are discriminated against.
Why is it that if you take a look at the top schools and look at the top students, Asians and Indians are over represented? Are others being
discriminated against, driving the Asians to the top of the class? How does it work when in many cases these Asian kids don't even speak English at
Could part of the problem be that 70% of black kids are born to single mothers? Maybe thats an issue when you consider that kids born to single
mothers are far more likely to drop out of school, be in the criminal justice system and do drugs. Think that might be a problem? Could it be
that black kids on average watch 7 more hours of TV a week than white kids?
You can look for boogymen all you want by looking at outcomes. Looking at outcomes makes you feel good because you think you have found a problem
and its "the system". I'm sorry, but the reality is a bit tougher to identify and the solutions a bit more problematic to define and implement
than simply instituting more affirmative action programs.
As you seek to respond, how about you first explain the achievement of the Asian Americans. Either they are a whole lot smarter than the rest of us
or they just have diffferent priorities and possess cultural qualities that facilitate academic achievement.
At any rate, based on your logic, there must be something "society" is doing either for them or to the rest of us which drives those outcomes.