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Comment Re:Racism v. Bias v. Intelligence (Score 1) 444

Almost the entirety of the "lot of the story" was not racism (as in acts of morally objectionable judgement based on race stereotypes) in any form. Call it "culture" or "socioeconomic problems", not "racism". Don't borrow the moral outrage carefully nurtured around the latter term for different problems.

Comment Re:Racism v. Bias v. Intelligence (Score 1) 444

If "it's an unfortunate scientific reality that's suggested by the evidence", call it "science" or "reality".

If you don't know why exactly black children are disadvantaged getting into a gifted program, don't label your ignorance "institutional racism" either.

(I don't know if either "if" is true.)

Comment Re:Racism v. Bias v. Intelligence (Score 1) 444

"That's how institutional racism works, it's not that it's impossible for group X to do Y, it's that you need to be exceptional to do Y if you're also a member of group X."

You may wish to revise your definition of "institutional racism", consider X=white-man Y=giving-birth; or X=pygmy Y=play-professional-basketball.

Comment quoting the man (Score 3, Informative) 576

"I have not yet been rewarded for my work.
I think we need a completely different political system.
Nobody should depend on employers and landlords.
Nobody should be profitable for someone rich.
Nobody should have to pay rent, have to migrate.
Most of all, we must limit private property.
We must expropriate the rich.
Free land for all!"

Comment Re:Don't we (the US) already have that... (Score 1) 1291

"It's nothing more than forcing you to spend your money on things that generate more domestic jobs than you would have on your own."

What a quaint image. As though governments could be more efficient in allocating scarce resources than free individuals.

As though "creating more domestic jobs" were per se a worthwhile pursuit. It isn't. If it were, you should spend all of your savings on funding make-work.

Comment Re:Don't we (the US) already have that... (Score 1) 1291

If I'm sitting on cash, you can't tax it away. You don't know I have it. It is untraceable _cash_. If you're taxing away money/assets you believe I have, then you're making me liquidate productive assets, costing jobs etc. etc.

"I suppose you must believe that every use of a dollar results in equivalent employment."


Be careful when a loop exits to the same place from side and bottom.