@reprobate said in Religion, Morality and Political Correctness on campus:
@salacious-crumb said in Religion, Morality and Political Correctness on campus:
@siam said in Religion, Morality and Political Correctness on campus:
Ive often thought that class and disposable income is stronger differentiator than outside appearances or inner feelings.
A dirt poor black person and a dirt poor white person face the same struggles
Yet the middle class widdle (lazy) htsterical SJWs never seem to address that
There's a lot of data indicating it boils down to two parents and a high school education.
If you have two parents -- preferably married and living together as a nuclear family -- and you graduate highschool, welcome to the world of "privilege."
Whereas studies indicate if you are raised in a single-parent home, and you don't complete highschool, you're a salmon swimming upstream.
But it's very unfashionable to mention these things, let alone consider them. Easier to simply point at the white man, regardless of socio-economic background, and scream "racism" and "patriarchy!!"
you're completely on the money re poverty and family stability - socioeconomic background is the strongest predictor of success - but it is wrong to just disregard the history that leads to the over-representation of black populations in those lower socioeconomic groups.
Absolutely, and I'd be surprised if anyone is disregarding history. If they are then they are beyond ignorant.
But, it's the learning's from that history that has meant we have created a fair and just society today. And we do have that. From a psychological perspective the two traits that are the strongest indicators of success is IQ and conscientiousness (basically, hard working). Which is exactly what we would want, as those are the types of people that will do the great work that makes things better for everyone.
I know you didn't make this point, so I'm not trying to straw-man you, but to expand further this notion that we need "affirmative action", or "positive discrimination" to right the wrongs of the past is incredibly toxic. Creating policies that favour people based on skin colour is:
- Racist, plain and simple
- Ignores any white people that are stuck in poverty, even though it is clear that being white is not an advantage in today's society
- Ignores the fact that many black people have been successful on the back of hard work, and thus you create a situation where rich (black) people receive more benefits than poor (white) people, which is ridiculous.
- Creates further division in society, at a time when we should be judging people by the content of their character - something that is meant to transcend race/gender/sexuality etc.
- You also breed an attitude of entitlement and resentment among black populations. Nobody ever got ahead by being entitled and resentful - they are two traits we want to avoid at all costs. Young kids today, no matter what their background, should be taught the barbaric history of human's going right back to the stone-age to reinforce just how grateful they should be living in today's world, and they should be taught that the system in place now is one where you can do or be anything you want if you put the work in. Acknowledge past injustices, for sure, but don't use them as an excuse for your own personal failings.
Two people that I would encourage everyone to look up are Thomas Sowell and Larry Elder. They cut right to the heart of the issues within the black population in the States, and you can see those same issues played out in countries like NZ and Australia as well. They are fantastic at articulating this, far better than I, and I believe they are 100% bang on the money.
Personally I think one of the biggest issues holding people in Poverty back is the fact that kids today grow up with their parents attitudes of entitlement and resentment among other things. If you can break that cycle, then you'll see a lot more of the kids grow up to be successful in what they choose to do.