[quote]Professor X wrote:
Professor X wrote:
Consider for a second that if we get labeled this easily with negative race connotations whenever ‘science’ or society sees fit, why would anyone in their right mind think we have an equal or level playing field?
This is bizarre, coming from a scientist. Scientists notice trends, or they form hypotheses and then look at the data to see if they’re confirmed. I, for one, find such data interesting as it illustrates how disastrous Leftwing policies are for the blacks and hispanics that the Left claims to be helping.
What do left wing policies have to do with more abortions happening in poorer areas? They can’t afford the kids and are least likely to avoid what led to the kid being made in the first place. You can blame education, social status and finances for that…but “left wing policies”? Are you serious?
Well, we could outlaw social science research that answers racial questions. Then we could outlaw affirmative action programs and stop asking racial questions on the census and during standardized testing. Something tells me it will be much easier to do the former than all of the latter. We’ve already made it extremely costly to any researcher attempting to study race and IQ. It hasn’t gotten so professionally costly for the professional diversicrats and affirmative activists. I have a hunch that it never will.
In your mind, you can’t see the problem with what led to AA in the first damn place?
I am all for discussion as far as whether AA is needed right now. Many would argue on both sides that it is NOT. That doesn’t erase the fact that minorities are still grouped into huge negative boxes and stereotypes and this is somehow seen as normal. Anyone who questions it is labeled as “anti-science” as if being black or hispanic makes you have abortions.
I can’t believe some of you even believe this horse shit…and yes, that is coming from a scientist.[/quote]
I think the race issue only ties in when you talk about it as a form of eugenics. We were just talking about this in the other thread. Regardless of what is causing more African Americans to have abortions, many people view it as an acceptable way to slow the growth of selective population segments.
So political support and wider spread availability of abortion can be a race issue.