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Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby ergot » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:11 pm

Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter
Smarter people tend to be more successful than less intelligent people regardless of race. Stupid people protest by blocking traffic. The correlation between intelligence and success is not absolute, but it's pretty high. Sure there are exceptions, but more often than not, intelligent people attain a higher level of success than unintelligent people. And getting back to people blocking traffic, people that stupid would be best eliminated, although I'm certainly not advocating running them over even if that's what they deserve.
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Re: Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby wildrose » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:29 pm

What's Cognitive Privilege? CRO Correspondent Marina Jaimes Joins Fox News To Discuss
Talking about privilege lulls people into the false belief of victimhood. If you work hard, you get ahead no matter who you are. Race is not the issue. Hard work is the issue. Many people don't know what it means to work hard and so when they aren't instantly rewarded for a small amount of effort, they automatically decide that they're being discriminated against. It takes sustained hard work over a long period of time to make progress. It's not like you can slack off for several years and all-of-a-sudden decide to work hard for a couple months and suddenly attain success. So, people complaining about some kind of "privilege" need to stop whining and just get to work doing something productive!
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Re: Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby Sparky of SoCal » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:52 pm

[quote="wildrose"]What's Cognitive Privilege? CRO Correspondent Marina Jaimes Joins Fox News To Discuss
Talking about privilege lulls people into the false belief of victimhood. If you work hard, you get ahead no matter who you are. Race is not the issue. Hard work is the issue. Many people don't know what it means to work hard and so when they aren't instantly rewarded for a small amount of effort, they automatically decide that they're being discriminated against. It takes sustained hard work over a long period of time to make progress. It's not like you can slack off for several years and all-of-a-sudden decide to work hard for a couple months and suddenly attain success. So, people complaining about some kind of "privilege" need to stop whining and just get to work doing something productive!

Very well put! I would also add sometimes we fail or hit roadblocks and at those times we must not feel sorry for ourselves but get up and start over
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Re: Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby mrgreen » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:02 pm

Smart Privilege & Dumbphobia :bomb:
This is a little blunt and unforgiving, but sometimes the truth is like that!
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Re: Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby cactuspete » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:22 am

It sounds harsh, but it's true. Smart Privilege is not a privilege, but the result of hard work and that's the way it should be. No one wants a stupid physician providing them with medical care. We all want highly qualified physicians, lawyers, engineers, teachers, etc. Anything less is not good enough. Unintelligent people may be nice people and we should treat them with compassion, but the reality is that they simply are not as valuable to society as are intelligent people and hence the pay differential.
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Re: Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby shadylady » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:14 am

Reality is harsh. No one wants a stupid doctor or pilot. We want the best and so those who can provide the best service rise to the top. It's that simple. Smart people more often than not have smart kids and the converse is also true. It's sad, but that's the fault of genetics, not society. No one keeps anyone else down. The only obstacles that exist are those imagined by those who embrace victimhood as an excuse for their own failures.
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Re: Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby desertrat » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:29 am

This country really needs to get back on track. Black Lives Matter should be declared a terrorist organization. The Welfare State needs to be eliminated and people need to be held accountable for their actions. No more bullshit about gender or race issues. No more whining about Confederate memorials or any of that kind of devisive politics. As much as I hate to admit it, Trump had the right idea when he stated that we need to Make America Great Again!
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Re: Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby dzrtdwg » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:38 am

There are several traits that get people to the top of the heap when it comes to wealth accumulation. Some people rely primarily on intelligence, others on persistence, reliability, and conscientiousness. Then there are others who make it to the top as a result of ruthlessness or social bullying tactics. One way or the other, race is not a factor and so it's always annoying when race is used as an excuse for failure or lack of financial success.
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Re: Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby desertrat » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:31 am

Math skills ‘unearned privilege’ of whites - US professor under fire for comments
The "professor" who complains about so-called white privilege actually proves the point behind this thread. She also calls into question the wisdom of racial quotas which promote unqualified minorities (such as herself) into positions they are not qualified for.
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Re: Smart Privilege and All Lives Splatter

Postby mrgreen » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:56 pm

desertrat wrote:Math skills ‘unearned privilege’ of whites - US professor under fire for comments
The "professor" who complains about so-called white privilege actually proves the point behind this thread. She also calls into question the wisdom of racial quotas which promote unqualified minorities (such as herself) into positions they are not qualified for.

So, basically the "professor" is arguing that whites are genetically superior to those unable to become proficient at math. Of course, she seems to be leaving Asians out of the discussion. Asians tend to perform slightly better than whites in all areas, including math. Hispanics are significantly below whites and blacks perform ON AVERAGE worst of all. There is little doubt that this is due to genetic differences which cause members of the different races to have more or less difficulty ON AVERAGE when it comes to attaining math skills. No doubt the bell curves for each race overlap significantly, but ON AVERAGE performance varies and the only thing which seems to adequately explain that would be differences in intelligence and we know that intelligence is mostly determined by genetics.
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