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    Default Minority Achievement Gap

    "Saying that the minority achievement gap doesn't matter because interracial variance is much smaller than individual variance is like saying that global warming doesn't matter because the amount that the climate will warm is much smaller than the day-to-day variation in temperature in any particular place."

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    Why does it fucking matter what race you are?
    You do something, you deserve the same props as any other fucker, regardless. Unless you are a Kenyan in a sprinting contest, then you deserve less props, because that's expected.
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    Statistically speaking it matters a noticable amount.
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    Yeah, but what I'm saying is, on the individual level, your achievements should be gauged solely on the difficulty of the task at hand. In a perfect world, this would be the same among all races, unfortunately, in certain situations, such as democracies, the minority will be at a disadvantage. However, the "minority" should not be gauged by race, but by personal beliefs.
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    Your argument is exactly what the quote highlights. Ignoring the racial differences by focusing only individuals is similar refuting global warming because the tempuratures in Arizona have been dropping in recent decades. It's nonsensical.
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    Well yes, western society is set up so to strongly benefit those of middle class and above. And minorities tend to have a larger percentage of their population below the middle class than the ruling class does.

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    Possibly because of why people move from East to West.

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    The majority of people moving to, say, Britain from the East aren't highly qualified. Therefore they take lower paying jobs and skew the statistics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeenageAngst View Post
    Your argument is exactly what the quote highlights. Ignoring the racial differences by focusing only individuals is similar refuting global warming because the tempuratures in Arizona have been dropping in recent decades. It's nonsensical.
    Yeah, what's with the 89į high tomorrow in Phoenix? It doesn't feel like June.

    Of course, it'll be over 100į next week... Deserts are weird. Cold nights, hot days.

    This post probably had not relevance either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by God View Post
    Well yes, western society is set up so to strongly benefit those of middle class and above. And minorities tend to have a larger percentage of their population below the middle class than the ruling class does.
    Obviously you haven't done even the most cursory of searches and must take the statisticians for idiots. They tested the various socioeconomic levels as well, and the results showed asians did noticeably better than whites who did noticeably better than blacks in the same income bracket from similar backgrounds. If anything the MAG is slanted not towards whites but towards those of asian decent.
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    if you are refering to a particular study or group of studies then post a link to it

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    link the information pertaining to how they grouped those tested based on socioeconomic backgrounds

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