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From the David Leonhardt of the New York Times:
In the 45 years I’ve been following the social science stats on math test scores, everything has changed. For example, here was the racial rank order in 1972:
And here’s the completely different racial rank order in 2017:
4. African Americans
PS, here’s Tom Edsall trying to spin these SAT scores in the NYT.
And here’s commenter European-American explaining Edsall’s explanation:
The Edsall article is an incredible sequence of non sequiturs:
Headline: Will Trump Destroy Society?
1. There are losers in society, and there has been an election.
2. Test scores indicate whites and (esp.) Asians dominate.
3. This is sad but not inevitable because bla bla bla (sorry couldn’t follow the many paragraphs of irrelevant socially conscious bs).
4. The facts are clear, but will Trump listen?
This from the comments sums it up for me:
Lou — Los Angeles, CA 5 hours ago
This is a perfect example of why people distrust the media. And I say that as a person who was definitely not a Trump supporter.
So the basic theme of this story is that America has pretty much set up minority children to fail and the systems are set up to benefit white kids. Yet the statistic shows here reveal that Asian-American kids blow white kids away. The disparity between whites and Asians is rather large. Yet there is zero attempt to reconcile this reality with the argument that the educational system hurts minorities. None of these social “scientists” seem to care about the white-Asian disparity even though as “scientists”, you would think it would pique their interests.