Godstud wrote:You forgot the fourth one: "I want to live a long life, so drinking too much is counter-productive, so I am going to cut back, or stop.
Nutrition most certainly is a factor, but it's hardly due to "bad parenting". You also have to look at poverty and poor education in black communities, which leads to lower IQ scores. most IQ tests are culturally based, and so there might be other factors not being accounted for.
All said, I doubt there is actually a "smartest race", since we're all genetically similar enough that there is no scientific distinction between "races", because they are mostly a social construct.
But you run into a situation where you say that there are no people who are poor because they are low IQ. They are always poor because of these other extenuating circumstances. Obviously, I am sure you make some exceptions for middle class white kids that became homeless meth addicts, why wouldn't you? They are certainly poor because of their own deeds...
But, you refuse to accept something like these people are poor because they are low IQ and have been inheriting a bad set of genes for a long time, never able to break the mold.
Most Europeans came here as poor & broke people, right?
Asians came here most often as poor and broke people who were even discriminated against, right?
Yet, the second and third generations of these people have become immensely successful.
If this is purely cultural... Why isn't Godstud & the Left out there rallying to change black culture? I think it is because you don't really believe it is cultural, and you passively accept, at least on some subliminal level, that there are some people beyond being helped.
Indeed, studies show that liberals condescend and speak down towards black Americans.
Your last sentence that there is no scientific distinction between races is absolutely hilarious & and a oft repeated, bold faced distortion of reality that the left indulges in.
It depends on the idea that race cannot be defined and not on lack of distinctiveness between groups.
It'd be like me saying "Well, obviously, musical genres do not exist because there is no reason why I can't classify black metal as its own totally separate genre of metal, or even just as some offshoot subgenre of death metal if I really want to, right?"
Aren't genres stupid?
Heck, does music even exist?
Show me a greater symphony than a thunderstorm, pal, and tell me that you need instruments to make music, or you even need a setting... You should hear my air conditioner.
April 25th, 2013