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Old 01-14-2011, 10:01 AM
eeeeeeeli eeeeeeeli is offline
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Default Re: What America has to offer the world

Originally Posted by BornAgainDemocrat View Post
Dear BJ:

I wish this observation could be chalked up to prejudice on my part. But unfortunately it is based on all the evidence so far, to which our elites (and conventional liberals as yourself) are determined to turn a blind eye.

Third and fourth generation Latino immigrants lag far behind their Asian and European counterparts by all measures of educational and economic achievement. This not just about the new arrivals who don't speak English well. I wish it were not the case, but, as an early Israeli settler once remarked about new immigrants from Morocco, facts are facts.
Wow. So prejudice = racism without evidence. What does racism backed up by evidence equal? I think the technical term is actually "racialism".

This is probably a waste of time, but BAD, I'd just point out that you really should spend more time looking into early childhood development, with regard to socioeconomic status (education/income/occupation/family/neighborhood/etc.), ethnicity and success.

I'll also note that again, these sorts of views are almost always aligned with the social and economic right. In many ways the politics and racial views are a feedback loop. But I think a strong case can be made that the logic of a conservative view of economics and human nature actually leads to racist ideas. And this isn't simply ad hominem. I can explain the exact logic of this hypothesis.
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