You should read my post properly and think. Saying a black person performs worse at school is only racist if you say that this is due to inherent differences. Look up "inherent". Perhaps it is your view that these statistics can only be explained by "inherent" differences, which if this were the case, would indeed be racist and would explain why you have some difficulties with people here.
Originally Posted by DA60
To take another point of view though. It is not racist to argue that black people perform worse at school because they have schools with less funding, family backgrounds with more poverty and less educated parents, less access to learning materials like books, and are living in neighbourhoods where there is a lot of crime. These would explain the statistics in a way that would mean that the statistics were not due to inherent racial characteristics, but due to socio-environmental factors that were not inherent in their racial characteristics.
I appreciate that someone needs to have a record of some reasonable educational attainment to understand my argument. Most people with a university degree weill already understand it from my other post without me having to explain it in depth like this. It is easier to follow this argument if it is read slowly.
Last edited by Heroclitus; Feb 24 2012 at 07:10 AM.
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