When Political Correctness Trumps Science


Democrats love to call Republicans “science deniers” but they are notorious hypocrites.

SacBee:

High school science fair project questioning African American intelligence sparks outrage

Students, parents and staff at C.K. McClatchy High School are upset over a science fair project by a student in its elite magnet program that questioned whether certain races of people lack the intelligence to handle the program’s academically challenging coursework.

Some of those outraged by the racially charged project say it points to a larger problem: the lack of ethnic diversity in the school’s elite HISP program.

The project that started the controversy was titled “Race and IQ.” It raised the hypothesis: “If the average IQs of blacks, Southeast Asians, and Hispanics are lower than the average IQs of non-Hispanic whites and Northeast Asians, then the racial disproportionality in (HISP) is justified.”

The project was put on display with others on Monday afternoon to be judged by a team of community members as part of the fourth annual Mini Science Fair. It was removed Wednesday morning after students, parents and staff complained. The science fair was open to students and parents.

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She said the student who prepared the report has a history of making racist remarks in class. He is described by peers as a boy of Asian descent and a participant in the accelerated Humanities and International Studies program, or HISP. The Sacramento Bee did not speak to the student and is not identifying the minor.

[…]

The HISP program is designed to promote cultural awareness and sensitivity. Often, it includes alternative viewpoints on history. For example, one HISP student said that while learning about Christopher Columbus, students also learned about “the Indian genocide” and the perspective of Native Americans on white settlers.

The program currently has 508 students enrolled, including 12 African American students, 80 Hispanic students and 104 who are Asian, according to data provided by the district.

“We’ve clearly not progressed as much as the students want to think we have,” said one freshman in HISP. “It’s just kind of shocking to think someone could enter into that program knowing that is what we are learning about and being so closed-minded.”

The idea of race being tied to intelligence has a long and controversial history and is considered fringe. It is associated with other ideas including eugenics – often euphemistically referred to as “human biodiversity” in recent years – that attempt to tie racial superiority to science.

In the United States, the notion of a racial tie to intelligence gained notoriety with “The Bell Curve.” The 1994 book by political scientist Charles Murray brought the idea into the national consciousness, though it has been widely criticized by mainstream scientists.

Many notions involving ethnicity and ability are popular with the so-called alternative right movement, and have gained increased prominence recently as topics of race and immigration have dominated national rhetoric. In 2013, the then-director of the Heritage Foundation – a leading conservative voice for immigration reform – resigned over his Harvard Ph.D. dissertation, which argued among other things that American born “Hispanics” are less intelligent than American-born white people, also using IQ scores as a marker.

Recently, some academics argued that President Donald Trump was alluding to race and intelligence when he questioned why American immigration policy should allow people from certain African, Caribbean and Central American countries to come to the United States instead of people from countries like Norway.

The McClatchy student tested his race and intelligence hypothesis by having a handful of unidentified teens of various races take an online intelligence test.

His report concluded that, “the lower average IQs of blacks, Southeast Asians, and nonwhite Hispanics means that they are not as likely as non-Hispanic whites and Northeast Asians to be accepted into a more academically rigorous program such as HISP. Therefore, the racial disproportionality of HISP is justified.”


I love the way they tied Trump into this. I hope that poor kid isn’t branded as a racist for the rest of his life.

These kind of hysterical reactions to scientific research are not uncommon. Scientists were tortured and put to death for challenging Catholic orthodoxy in the olden days. Fundamentalists forbade the teaching of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection.

There is a large body of data that indicates that some racial groups perform better than others in standardized tests and academic activities. But is this data accurate?

I have no fucking clue. I’m not a scientist.

Wikipedophilia:

The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge.[2] To be termed scientific, a method of inquiry is commonly based on empirical or measurable evidence subject to specific principles of reasoning.[3] The Oxford Dictionaries Online defines the scientific method as “a method or procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses”.[4] Experiments are a procedure designed to test hypotheses. Experiments are an important tool of the scientific method.[5][6]


Sounds like someone should be doing some research and testing. But they won’t because such research is taboo. Imagine the uproar if the research showed that there were differences between races!

Here is a simpler solution: Stop dividing people by race. Stop considering race for employment and school admissions. Stop quantifying everything according to race. Treat everyone as an individual. Fuck diversity. Reward ability and effort.

Let the chips fall where they may. If college admissions are dominated by “Northeast Asians” then that is what happens, just like basketball is dominated by blacks. No one should be pushed forward or held back (at anything) because of their race.

Saying that one race is superior to another is ridiculous. That’s like saying that German Shepards are better than Miniature Poodles. For one thing it’s just an opinion. More importantly, it ignores the fact that all dogs go to heaven.


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142 Responses to When Political Correctness Trumps Science

  1. Myiq2xu™ says:

    College admissions should be based on test scores and grades. No legacies, no athletic scholarships, no affirmative action.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      FTR: Jews and NE Asians have been kicking my racial group’s ass in academics for decades.

      • 1539days says:

        The other issue is that it’s hard to separate nature vs. nurture. A lot of Asian (in my experience, Korean) expect more from their children academically and socially. A lot of Caucasian parents are more interested in personal satisfaction or “happiness” for their children.

        Personally, I’m smart and lazy. I rarely studied my ass off because I didn’t have to. At the same time, I lost certain opportunities because of it. Colleges are screwed up now because they rely on the government. Getting top athletes increases donations to the school and it usually improves their “diversity.” But they also have to cut unprofitable male sports and lose money on female sports because Title IX says they have to be 50/50 to prove they’re not discriminating.

      • Constance says:

        I remember when my son was close to failing a math class and had a test. I asked what his plan was and he said “Mom, don’t worry, I plan to sit by the Asian girls.” It turned out he made an alliance with the Asian girls and worked on team reports with them. They did fabulous research and writing but were afraid to present to an audience and he is too lazy to do much research but has zero fear of public speaking and is in fact one of the biggest BS-ers I’ve ever met so everyone was happy and got great project grades.

    • helenk3 says:

      if only they would do that. but then we might have to educate our kids instead of indoctrinate them

  2. helenk3 says:

    https://sputniknews.com/business/201802121061566489-us-workers-declare-monday-walkout/

    bring your lunch to work tomorrow. Next week you might be served by a robot

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    • 1539days says:

      No one should get preferential treatment unless they find a used wheelchair like people did before Fastpass!

      • Somebody says:

        Wheelchairs no longer get you to the front of the line. Too many people were taking advantage of it. If you are in a wheelchair you go through the regular line now on all but a few rides.

        • Jadzia says:

          At Disneyland Paris, having a kid in a costume that matches the theme of the ride gets you an unlimited # of trips to the front of the line. I have a friend who literally brings a BAG of costumes she has collected over the years every time we go. Her kids spend the whole day changing! It’s pretty awesome for Star Tours, though.

    • votermom says:

      as far as I know, Fastpass is free

      • 1539days says:

        FastPass+ is free, but gives a slight preference (longer time reservation window) to park hotel bookings. MaxPass is the one that charges.

        • votermom says:

          oh they didn’t have that last time we went

          • Constance says:

            Universal has had the express ticket for a few years so Disney probably had to go with it to compete. I’m a Disney fan from way back so I was shocked to find that Universal is a cleaner park with more new tech rides and they don’t allow it to be sardine packed like Disney World does. Several times in Disney World I was getting freaked out it was so crowded.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Hey, let’s make Disney a right. Government pays. 3 day lines for everyone! Let’s do that for bread too while we’re at it.

    • Ann says:

      You can pay up to get a private guide if you don’t like the lines. You bypass ALL the wheelchairs, and get to see behind the scene stuff. What do people think celebrities do? We’ve done it at Universal Studios. Even my (super cheap) husband says he’d never do a big amusement park any other way. I’m not sure what Disney charges, but Universal was an extra $2k (plus admission, limit party of 10).

    • John Denney says:

      I like that Walt Disney himself stood in the gate to deny Nikita Khruschev entrance to Disneyland.
      I remember seeing that picture, but can’t find it on the web, and I see that all the stories say Nik never even went there, but stayed in L.A.
      Hmmm, am I experiencing false memories? or are certain things just not on the web?

  6. votermom says:

    I wiki’d and
    Northeast Asia: China, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, and South Korea, possibly Taiwan

    Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam

    what about India, Pakistan, and the Middle East – where did this kid put them under?

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  11. DeniseVB says:

    So, should I be cheering for Adam Rippon right now? He is lovely to watch. I think this is the Team event, I’m so behind…..

    • votermom says:

      he did good, why did he get less than the Russian eho fell?

      • Myiq2xu™ says:

        The judges are homophobes.

      • DeniseVB says:

        This is my problem with “modern” figure skating scoring and this “new” team event. I dunno, but ….. judges are political? Still?

        • lateblum says:

          Not crazy about the team event. This is the second team skating in the Winter Olympics. I can’t quite figure out the scoring. I thought Adam Rippon and the Shib Sibs (both of their skates) were wonderful. One of the announcers – Tanith White, I think, spoke to the skaters’ “history” of various imperfections such as under rotations and that perhaps the judges were considering those flaws when judging. I think if they do that, a less well known skater who skates perfectly will never earn the points that someone who has no ongoing problem with a move or jump, or anything else, and will ever win a medal. It speaks to an agenda. Kolyada has a “better” reputation internationally than Rippon. I think that played a role and it stinks.

    • Miranda says:

      He can be a good skater AND a jackass!

  12. swanspirit says:

    This is an “IQ” map of the world. You can Google, or DuckDuckGo it, and the results are pretty much the same for each map. Is it racist to ask why some countries aren’t doing well, and others are, well, downright shitholes, and others are advanced and modern? Is it racist to ask where some of the advanced countries got their advancement, and progress?

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  16. DeniseVB says:

    Meanwhile, in gridiron news…….

  17. DeniseVB says:

    Wait, what? Well, myiq always says we should seek out alternative views …. trending on twitter right now….

  18. votermom says:

    American girl skater in red has a tattoo going down inner thigh
    Can’t make out what it says

  19. elliesmom says:

    I don’t know about people and race, but there is a measurable difference in IQ among different breeds of dogs. I’ve owned a 1, 2, 3, 4, and a 72. I can vouch for the first four being a lot smarter than the 72. http://petrix.com/dogint/intelligence.html

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      Strangely enough, bigger dogs aren’t necessarily smarter.

      • elliesmom says:

        Of the 10 smartest breeds, only one is a little yipper. There are small dogs that are smarter than some bigger ones, but the IQ bell curve does skew toward the larger breeds. Part of it is we bred bigger dogs to be working dogs. That being said, there are some good reasons for choosing a stupid dog. They don’t need as much mental stimulation, are less clever at getting around safeguards, and make better couch potatoes. I’ve owned a border collie, recognized as the smartest breed of dog no matter what yardstick you choose. While he was very happy while my parents owned the farm, when they sold it and we moved to a house with a 1/2 acre lot, it was hard to satisfy his need to work.

        • votermom says:

          If my poodle is so smart why doesn’t he do our taxes?

          • Myiq2xu™ says:

            He’s so smart he doesn’t have too.

          • votermom says:

            I wake up, take him out, give him breakfast, and now he’s snoozing again.
            He is definitely smarter than me. Has me well-trained.

          • elliesmom says:

            Have you sent him to H&R Block Tax School? But seriously, he should be able to understand about 200 words. Twice as many if you talk to him a lot. Obey 25 or so commands if you teach them to him. Recognize the dog in the mirror is him. Solve puzzle games like “Find the treat”. Ellie rings the doorbell when she wants to come in, which is something I specifically taught her to do, but she figured out she could use it to get my attention if her toys end up on the wrong side of the fence herself. About the same level as a 2 1/2 to 3 year old. Yes, it does feel a lot like living with a toddler most days.

          • votermom says:

            He is very empathetic. And he’ll get a new game in just a couple of tries.
            But headstrong about chasing cars omg.

          • elliesmom says:

            He’s “herding”. You need to find him a job. 🙂

          • votermom says:

            He’s like a person, honestly.
            I dunno what kind of job to get him.
            He’ll be with his poodle clan for a week starting on Friday (we’re going out of town) so that will be fun for him.

      • Jadzia says:

        My huge Lab/St. Bernard mix has a brain the size of a walnut. She loses her shit every night barking at the dog in the mirror. It’s a good thing she’s pretty.

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  21. votermom says:

    Russia Russia Russia!!!

    beautiful skating

  22. helenk3 says:

    random thought
    what song do SJWs hate

  23. SHV says:

    “FTR: Jews and NE Asians have been kicking my racial group’s ass in academics for decades.”
    ****
    “As of 2017, Nobel Prizes[note 1] have been awarded to 892 individuals,[1] of whom 201 or 22.5% were Jews,[note 2] although the total Jewish population comprises less than 0.2% of the world’s population.[2] This means the percentage of Jewish Nobel laureates is at least 112.5 times or 11,250% above average.”

  24. helenk3 says:

    good question

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  27. Dora says:

    This is the Globalists’ goal in promoting socialism. They want us to have no place left to go.

    Mass exodus from ‘Mad Max violence’ in Venezuela: Thousands flee across bridge to Colombia amid desperate hunger and soaring crime following economic crisis

    * Thousands of desperate Venezuelans are trying to enter Colombia through the border crossing of Cucuta
    * They are fleeing hunger, inflation and the political crisis threatening to engulf the South American country
    * Colombia – along with neighbour Brazil – has sent extra soldiers to patrol their porous border with Venezuela
    * The crisis shows no sign of easing and Colombian lawmakers are beginning to tighten their border controls

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5374501/Mass-exodus-thousands-Venezuelans-flee-country.html

  28. Dora says:

    Administration Imposes Sweeping Limits on Federal Actions Against Companies

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has adopted new limits on the use of “guidance documents” that federal agencies have issued on almost every conceivable subject, an action that could have sweeping implications for the government’s ability to sue companies accused of violations

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3631291/posts

  29. Dora says:

    Cuomo is going to lose his mind. Hee Hee.

    ===

    Trump’s infrastructure plan doesn’t favor Gateway tunnel project

    Gov. Cuomo and former Gov. Christie had secured a funding agreement with the Obama administration to split the costs – 50 percent federally funded and 50 percent funded by New York and New Jersey.

    But the Trump administration has deemed the Obama agreement as “nonexistent.”

    https://nypost.com/2018/02/11/trumps-infrastructure-plan-doesnt-favor-gateway-tunnel-project/

  30. Dora says:

    Donald Trump is Forcing American Blacks to Pick a Side

    It’s the grandest scale twist of fate that I have ever witnessed in my lifetime. Donald Trump’s war against media corruption and manipulation is about to have a whole lot of unintended consequences, and there will be Hell to pay when the time for reparation comes. A 71 year-old half-German, half-Scottish white billionaire from Jamaica, New York is exposing the myriad lies, contradictions, and logical fallacies that have shaped generations of Americans concerning their views on race and culture.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/02/donald_trump_is_forcing_american_blacks_to_pick_a_side.html

    • John Denney says:

      Generally a good article, but I disagree with this:

      “These countries are underdeveloped because they do not control the ideas, means, or resources by which they are able to elevate their standards of living.”

      I don’t think he was talking about contract law and patent/copyright protections.

      New standards of living come from individuals using their liberty to develop solutions to problems. That comes from four character qualities: Can-do attitude, diligence, continuous learning, and trustworthiness.

      The government’s primary job is simply to defend Person, Property, and Liberty.

  31. Anthony says:

    Nancy Pelosi crosses the aisle…

  32. Somebody says:

    I am late to this thread so very few will probably see this comment, but I was involved in looking at test scores and disparities between ethnicities years ago. It was a deep dive to try and address the performance gap.

    We looked at scores across years of thousands of students. We tracked back to teachers, observed their teaching methods, looked at class sizes, socio-economic factors, a whole host of things.

    When we finished it was all for naught, because we did find some differences. There was a race correlation, but there was also a socio-economic factor. We found certain teaching styles worked better for certain groups and resulted in higher test scores. The idea of dividing students by ethnicity or socio-economic class was forboden. Same for trying to mandate teachers to dedicate X amount of time to various teaching styles. Truthfully micro managing on that level would be very difficult.

    Bottom line, there were some differences. We never moved forward to see if assuring students were matched to an optimal teaching style because it was too controversial, but I’ve always wondered what the results might have been.

    As an aside, it didn’t seem to matter for most Asians which classes they were in. We had a very small pool of native Americans that performed low, didn’t seem to matter what class. Where there were exceptions you could bet your bottom dollar there were socio-economic factors. All in all it was an interesting year plus of my life wasted, but the take away for sure was nature dictates to a degree, but nurture is equally important. I can’t help but think with technological advances that it is possible to customize education at some point in the future to give each student the best chance at success.

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  34. DeniseVB says:

    Found the Battle of the Brians. 30 years ago at Calgary. Men’s figure skating has certainly changed over the years.

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  36. driguana says:

    I actually used to like some Hollywood people. I would love to send De Niro an email telling him to “go fuck himself” and it would be great if people wold deluge him with emails encouraging him to find another, more forward country to live in. Anyone have an email address for him?
    https://downtrend.com/71superb/robert-de-niro-calls-america-a-backwards-country/

  37. helenk3 says:

    https://thepoliticalinsider.com/president-trump-2018-strategy-cultural-issues/

    this is a good strategy for trump. He knows the American people

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  39. helenk3 says:

    https://www.weaselzippers.us/374375-cair-moderates-forum-for-ohios-democrat-candidates-for-governor/

    the comments are a trip.
    CAIR isn’t that foreign influence on an election?

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