posted on Jul, 20 2013 @ 01:33 AM
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
Dear Benevolent Heretic,
Thanks for the links. I took the test, then exited when they started asking for demographic data.
I also read the article. It changed my mind considerably. If her's is the pervailing view of race relations and posssible cures and solutions, I
think I'll just consider race an insoluble problem and move on.
Just as an example, one tiny point from the article:
One is stereotypical images — misinformation about blacks prevalent in our culture. For example, whites are often surprised to find that a black
person has a college degree or is employed as a professional, believing instead that blacks generally are not well educated.
High School diplomas are now largely meaningless. The base is now a Bachelor's degree. The government's deprtment of educational statistics tells
From 1980 to 2011, the percentage of 25- to 29-year-olds who had attained a bachelor's degree or higher increased from 25 to 39 percent for
Whites, from 12 to 20 percent for Blacks, and from 8 to 13 percent for Hispanics.
From 1995 to 2011, the attainment rate of a master's degree or higher increased for Whites (from 5 to 8 percent), Blacks (from 2 to 4 percent), and
Asians/Pacific Islanders (from 11 to 17 percent).
It looks as though Whites are likely to be twice as likely to have either a Bachelor's or Master's degree than Blacks.
And at the Doctorate level there are 2,325,000 White Doctorates, and 168,000 Black Doctorates. One out of 15 Doctorate holders are Black.
Whatever the reason, it is not racist stereotyping or misinformation to say that Whites are better educated than Blacks. I can't accept her as my