Fairness & Equality
We all should want there to be fairness and
equality of opportunity in our society. We all
should also understand that equality of opportunity
will never result in equal results. Equal results
would be terrible unfair. There will always be those
who work harder, or work longer, or work smarter.
Are the lazy and idle deserving of the same results
as the industrious and hardworking?
Cause & Effect
The promoters of racism against whites like to use group data to point to the effect but never to find the cause.
For example, if blacks, as a group are underrepresented as college professors, the presumption is made
that blacks have been discriminated against, even though
there is no evidence that any individual was discriminated against.
There is an interesting story about a local small
town police department that illustrates this
principle very well. You can read about it at
Georgia, Police Department.
Even though it is the group data that is used to
point to the effect, using group date to find the
cause is so politically incorrect it is never done.
But should it not be? If blacks are underrepresented
in the group, should not we look at other group data
to ascertain the cause? What are the scholastic
aptitudes of the groups? What percentages of each
group finished or attended graduate school? What
percentage of each group received undergraduate
degrees? If looked at the data from the groups it is
understandable and even expected that a group with
markedly lowing scores on scholastic aptitude test,
and much lower graduation rates from undergraduate
and graduate schools would have a much lower
representation in the ranks of college professors.
It is curious that society at large has no
problem with this if it is reversed and minorities
have the advantage. For example, no one is
complaining that whites are under represented in
collegiate and professional sports.
The scholarships and pro sports paychecks are worth
billions of dollars and whites are drastically
underrepresented at every level and in almost ever
sport. Is anyone asking if white athletes are being
discriminated against? No, no one is asking and most
believe that discrimination plays a very small role
in the disparity, if any role at all.
What then is the cause of the relative small
numbers of white athletes in college and pro sports?
While no one is saying it out loud, (indeed, more
than one successful sports expert have lost their
entire careers by saying it,) most people accept
that there are genetic differences between the races
which account for the success that black athletes
have had in sports.
Why is everyone so reluctant to state the
obvious? Well if we do attribute a genetic
difference to account for the success of blacks in
sports it would open the door to attribute a genetic
difference to account for the lack of success of
blacks in other areas. This is something that almost
everyone is afraid to do.