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It’s almost as if somewhere up the career ladder, affirmative action almost always runs out. For example, apparently when you are a neurosurgery resident, the seniors neurosurgeons get extremely serious about competency. Is that a BAD thing?

 
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  1. Mike Tre says:

    “t’s almost as if somewhere up the career ladder, affirmative action almost always runs out. For example, apparently when you are a neurosurgery resident, the seniors neurosurgeons get extremely serious about competency. Is that a BAD thing?”

    Not at all. This is usually the point in a Vibrant’s education where they make a shift into Grievance Hustle Studies. The hardest part is choosing the specific discipline: Politics, journalism, activism, or last and least, law.

    • Agree: Malcolm X-Lax, Mr. Grey
    • LOL: Abe
    • Replies: @Malcolm X-Lax
    , @Escher
  2. anonymous[101] • Disclaimer says:

    Off topic but exciting news from Texas. At the state GOP party convention in Houston the following resolutions were approved:

    We reject the certified results of the 2020 Presidential election, and we hold that acting President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was not legitimately elected by the people of the United States.

    State Sovereignty: Pursuant to Article 1, Section 1, of the Texas Constitution, the federal government has impaired our right of local self-government. Therefore, federally mandated legislation that infringes upon the 10th Amendment rights of Texas should be ignored, opposed, refused, and nullified. Texas retains the right to secede from the United States, and the Texas Legislature should be called upon to pass a referendum consistent thereto.

    https://texasgop.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/6-Permanent-Platform-Committee-FINAL-REPORT-6-16-2022.pdf

    Texas independence at this point is no joke or simply some kind of protest gimmick. When the public trust is broken like with an open declaration that Biden is not the legitimate president then secession is really possible. If Texas secedes then the states north of it can also secede. Everyone from Oklahoma to North Dakota. Those states still resemble America.

    • Troll: guest007
    • Replies: @Tex
    , @J.Ross
    , @Hhsiii
  3. Pixo says:

    “ she’d received a nearly perfect score on the SAT, earned a full academic scholarship to the University of Miami, graduated summa cum laude from Morehouse Medical School”

    She’s lying about the SAT. Unless by “nearly perfect” you mean 1250/1600.

    The average Black admitted to Harvard has 1410. And given her parents’ income, she’d qualify for a full scholarship there and the rest of the top schools.

    “ She started to doubt herself and suffered panic attacks. ”

    Just what I look for in a throat surgeon!

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Anonymous
  4. anonymous[357] • Disclaimer says:

    From the article …

    They described getting criticized and written up constantly, sometimes for things they saw go unpunished for others. They said they lacked support from faculty and peers and faced a barrage of mistreatment — being mistaken for other Black residents, being asked to remove meal trays or take out garbage, and having their hair touched. They started to get anxious and lose sleep. Instead of getting more support and training after making a mistake, they faced higher scrutiny, overpolicing, and more negative reports. They were put on probation, but were afraid to ask for help. Then, they were quietly asked to leave.

  5. guest007 says:

    If one traces the data back, blacks are more likely to drop our of medical schools that whites are asians. Blacks are also less likely to match for the more desired residencies. But then again, blacks drop out of college at higher rates than whites. Almost no universities has a black undergraduate dropout rate.

    A better analysis would be the drop out/failure rate of nurse anesthetist since those graduate schools come from a wider variety of educational background and it has always been considered a graduate school that one could fail.

    • Replies: @Charon
  6. anonymous[325] • Disclaimer says:
    @Pixo

    “Morehouse Medical School”? El Flaggo Rojas! a bLack female who didn’t get into a top ten med school? She dumb. The residency director done cost his or her or hx program some money.

  7. Barnard says:

    You can expect a similar result from this program Southwest Airlines has started with HBCUs to increase the number of black pilots.

    The Dallas-based airline recently announced a partnership with TSU to create a pipeline for new pilots. In school, students will earn a bachelor’s degree, in addition to a pilot’s certificate. Then, after working for smaller airlines, those future TSU graduates can apply at Southwest. Along the way, they are mentored by Southwest pilots.

    Southwest is going to weed out as many applicants as possible before they have to hire them. A similar article will be written in 5-7 years about how few blacks have made it through the program because of racism.

    https://www.unz.com/sbpdl/remember-diversity-just-means-decreasing-the-white-participation-in-said-activity-southwest-airlines-partners-with-hbcu-because-too-few-pilots-are-black/

    • Replies: @Abe
    , @Colin Wright
    , @Hhsiii
  8. Jack D says:

    While Black residents account for about 5% of all residents, they accounted for nearly 20% of those who were dismissed

    The only possible explanation is white racism. It couldn’t be that after being AA’ed a step above where they should be during their entire post-secondary education, they finally ran into the wall of reality. If they lost confidence or felt that they were in over their heads, it wasn’t because they were actually in over their heads – it was just racis’ whitey writing them up for imaginary infractions.

    The only possible explanation for ANYTHING concerning blacks is white racism. It is a scientific fact that blacks have no more agency than toddlers or pets so whatever happens to them is white people’s fault.

    • Agree: MEH 0910
  9. No standards, no civilization.

    End of story.

    • Agree: Charles, HammerJack
  10. What about black Statisticians? Do they understand the Bell Curve? If you’re near the left end, you can’t understand what the left end means. You can still get a B for Blackness and class participation.

    • Replies: @Joe Magarac
    , @MEH 0910
  11. guest007 says:
    @anonymous

    Morehouse has as low an acceptance rate as any other medical school. Morehouse medical School has the same 95% pass rate for the Medical licensing exams. Considering that blacks fail at a higher rate than whites or Asians, there is no data to support that Morehouse would be worse than Mercer or Medical College of Georgia.

  12. From the Twitter feed this classic:

    “Quite a bit of work has been done on “professionalism” as a racist construct.”

    Yup–and medical malpractice is a “racist construct” as well….

    Lol.

  13. guest007 says:

    Dr Daywalker has a black female as her attorney.

    http://plantelawfirm.com/about/

  14. The problem with surgery is it’s not like Beauty School where you can practice on volunteers willing to risk it for a free haircut

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
    • LOL: Charles, Buffalo Joe
  15. There are plenty of men who don’t understand the bell curve — When rating babes on a 1 to 10 scale they insist that 7 is average rather than 5

  16. @anonymous

    I wonder if the author knew that, by mentioning hair touching, she was turning on the Steve Sailer bat signal.

  17. Kaz says:

    It’s absurdly hilarious how if you do ctrl+f for Asian/Indian you get NOTHING not ONE reference. You do get ONE mention of “Black and brown” respectively capitalized.. Not everyone a reference to Hispanic doctors. Like this is purely a black vs white issue in the extremely asian/indian medical industry.

    This is article is doing wonders for my fear of actually getting a black doctor..

  18. Currahee says:

    Okay, so how about:
    Negro medical schools for negro doctors. And negro doctors for negro patients.

  19. Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Minorities. Who hairbrushed the Asians and Hispanics out of the picture?

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  20. SafeNow says:

    What ever happened to the grand bargain of affirmative action, in which a gracious affirmative-ee accepts a perfunctory, mechanical role. Black docs would become lipidologists, i.e., cholesterol-management docs. The black attorney in a prominent law firm would graciously accept permanent senior-associate status and fill-in-forms projects – – swallowing his pride and happily cashing his \$200,000 annual salary. And whites were happy with this because the affirmative blacks were not uppity, and, they were actually darn good at the mechanical tasks they were performing.

    • Replies: @SFG
    , @Houston 1992
  21. Gordo says:

    Killer King:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Jr._Outpatient_Center

    People who know prefer White or Jewish doctors.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  22. SFG says:
    @anonymous

    I should probably be pedantic and say it’s “la bandera roja”. Your point is of course correct.

  23. SFG says:
    @SafeNow

    I thought about that. I think the older generation that understood the bargain retired and failed to pass the politically incorrect knowledge to its successors. Also a lot of the lefties got smarter at picking up hidden discrepancies, but couldn’t admit to the reason for them, and thanks to the critical theorists, genuinely thought they were due to racism. Read Kendi-the discrepancy must be due to racism or inferiority-the option of inferiority is assumed to be automatically wrong, and he assumes the reader will reject it as such.

    • Replies: @Anon7
    , @Bumpkin
  24. Muggles says:

    When you have been pumped full of unearned “self esteem” for a few decades, the fall from imaginary success and accomplishment can be pretty hard.

    Most non blacks are not treated as “special” like the retarded kid who learns how to make his bed. No gold stars on your bulletin board photo.

    There are undoubtedly many successful blacks who don’t suffer from this crippling excess self esteem. The smarter ones compare their performance and success against the Best & Brightest in their class or work group. Asians do that. So see if you can match Kim or Chen.

    I went to a large public high school in a very small town and was always in the top group. But my good friend was even smarter and I measured myself against him. At the same University that iSteve attended it was full of top SAT performers. I was worried at first, since dropping out in the Bad Old Days meant Hello Vietnam.

    But even smart people can be lazy. Some couldn’t make the leap from smartest person in high school to maybe average at Brainy U. Eventually I found my niche (I was also one of the poorest students there, poverty level) and did fine.

    But for over praised black females, especially, the reality of not cutting it must be hard. Blame their own laziness or lack of prep, or blame others who must be racist, sexist and just don’t recognize Cinderella with the ‘fro. Princess above chose the latter.

    It is not mentally healthy to always be the smartest person in the room. Or on iSteve comment lists.

    As one smart person once said to me, “if you are the smartest guy in the room, find another room…”

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
    • Thanks: Cortes, ic1000
  25. TG says:

    Indeed. But I would echo some of these comments, while as a person with a non-racially approved skin color I am not a fan of affirmative action, and I get (quietly, silently, to myself) angry at all the ‘diversity’ anti-white racism jammed down my throat, I do sympathize a little bit with these black professionals.

    I mean, from the start they are told that they are special. They get boosted to colleges that they are not qualified for, and graded on a soft curve, and their hands are held, and they got told over and over that they are super smart and the world is their oyster. And this goes on, until… they hit the physical reality that it was all a sham, that their life was a lie. That must be devastating. I can see them not wanting to admit this, and just blame whitie.

    So much better for them to move into fields like diversity studies, or assistant dean of student wellness, or economics, where the fantasy can continue forever. It’s when they go into hard fields with objective criteria that the trouble starts.

    And it doesn’t end. You have students enrolled in doctoral programs in hard sciences that they are not qualified for, and they get special hand-holding etc. (and this tends to reduce the level for everyone in these classes). The get their PhD, but they have no real ability – but hey, they get hired as faculty because diversity. Then they are not very good at getting research funding… but hey, they get a freebie because diversity. But then they aren’t very good at publishing high-impact papers in high-tier journals – and that is the current battleground.

    But hey, the rich are having loads of chuckles at us peasant squabbling over crumbs while they walk off with the whole loaf, so ‘diversity’ is clearly serving its purpose.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  26. @SafeNow

    dont recipients of gifts/handouts normally resent the donors? Is it not a form of status marking to act as a donor? and equally a form of shaming /humiliation for the recipient to need to accept? It seems that affirmative action must only breed resentment and never gratitude.
    Misleading someone will lead to rage. Liberals have encouraged marginally qualified candidates that their potential was probably greater than their actual abilities , and to induce them to make unwarranted investments in time and money, and become vested in expectations that had no basis in reality. ……It would be human to resent someone who misleads one on such a colossal scale

  27. It looks like a SJW-centric magazine geared around the medical profession ( The term STAT in the medical context ) so it isn’t about statistics, what a surprise! That link to the editor on Twitter is hilarious, as are most of the responses to it.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    , @ic1000
  28. @Mike Tre

    Yeah, it’s weird how in the more objective fields of human endeavor–those math and science heavy, like medicine–blacks perform least well; whereas in easier, infinitely bull-shitable professional fields (like those you mentioned) blacks have gotten pretty good at gaming race to achieve financial success and status. But you don’t let these people run around human brains with a scalpal. About 30 years ago, back when Rolling Stone was still readable, there was a fascinating piece about the pressures of a neurosurgery residency. If I remember correctly, the doctors profiled were at Stanford Med School. As this was 1993-ish, race wasn’t yet a part of every story and I don’t recall it being a factor in the story. But at any rate life for these residents seemed harrowing. One poor guy I recall who had already been having issues actually killed a patient when the drill he was using to remove skull broke and entered the patient’s brain. Instant death. The resident left the program. Coincidentally, about 5 years ago, when I worked at Stanford University Hospital–travel RN on pancreatic and liver unit–the most senior surgeons were mostly white, but a majority of the residents and med students I saw and worked with were non-white.

  29. Anon7 says:
    @SFG

    Also, the current generation of blacks has fewer fathers at home while they were growing up. One black guy I knew who had a cushy job at Ford learned respect the hard way. As a young boy, he disrespected his mother without realizing that his father was in the room. He said to me “I came to, flat on my back, with my father standing over me, rubbing the back of his hand, saying “Don’t you ever talk back to your mother again.””

    • Replies: @guest007
    , @Kim
  30. @Achmed E. Newman

    What about black Statisticians? …

    Are there any? Seriously I’m curious to know.

  31. @anonymous

    Remiscent of that twitter thread a year or so back by a black programmer who claimed Google was racist because they made the mistake of publicly explaining that Howard University was churning out programmers who were so reliably mediocre that Great and Good Google couldn’t even pretend otherwise and wouldn’t hire them.

  32. Arclight says:

    Affirmative action and diversity looks one way – and consequence-free – to a college admissions officer, and totally different to an in-the-field professional/supervisor who has to be be comfortable putting the beneficiary in a position of real responsibility.

    I have shared this before, but a close friend at a major law firm commented on how they make a huge deal about the diversity of each new class of associates but some years later when it’s time to decide who makes partner the complexion of that class is substantially different. This process repeats itself year after year.

    In a way, I am sympathetic to the people in the article (and the lawyers, etc). Whether or not their account is fully accurate, most of the washouts have been repeatedly lied to by numerous people and institutions and wasted a lot of years and student loans. Our dishonest society inflates the self-perception of millions of people every year who make major life/financial decisions as a result, and we all end up paying for it some way or another in the end.

  33. @anonymous

    … and having their hair touched. …

    You beat me to it. It’s the hair, always the hair!

  34. Now they come for the doctors who want competent residents. The American Bar Asssociation wants to ditch the LSAT and next the Bar exam. Bad lawyers rarely leave a brain dead client on an operating table, bad doctors on the other hand….

  35. At one point in the article, the author, Ms. MacFarlane, manages to interview a fellow resident of Ms. Daywalker. MacFarlane asks whether Daywalker’s accusations of systemic racism are accurate. The interviewed resident provides information which leads the reader to conclude that Daywalker was in fact incompetent. MacFarlane then goes on to write that this discrepancy indicates ambiguity.

    Only in the minds of the Woke, sweetheart! Only in the minds of the Woke!

  36. Tex says:
    @anonymous

    I always thought independence for Texas was silly hot air. I would tell people it was just a way to fast track Texas into becoming northern Mexico. Not so much any more. It’s still at the hot air stage, but the time when it becomes more real is approaching if only in the distance.

    Abbot recently negotiated a bilateral agreement with the governor of Coahuila to turn back a migrant caravan. In effect the two governors did an end run around their federal governments’ policies. A small thing perhaps, but rather bold for a GOP politician like Abbot.

    https://www.battleswarmblog.com/?p=51726

    The Texas establishment is far from being a bunch of Jacobite lairds or Southern fire eaters. On the other hand a lot of what you could call average white conservatives/MAGA/Trump folks are there already. If the Texas establishment moves that way, expect a harder stance. Moreover, the erosion of the federal government’s credibility is happening very fast. Without credibility, you have only force, and there’s seldom enough force to go around.

    To put it another way, Build Back Better is another term for Reconstruction, or as we call it now nation building. The US almost invariably gets tired of nation building faster than the locals.

    What will replace the federal government, IDK. But, it could hardly turn us into North Mexico any faster than the current rulers in DC.

    • Replies: @guest007
    , @Jonathan Mason
  37. @Unladen Swallow

    Yes, I was disappointed in the magazine at first, but then I realized it isn’t a statistics journal per se.

  38. MEH 0910 says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    What about black Statisticians? Do they understand the Bell Curve?

    Economist Glenn Loury understands the Bell Curve:

    Rejecting Racial Determinism | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter | The Glenn Show

    0:00 A peek inside Glenn’s writing process
    3:31 Aaron Hana’s critique of Thomas Sowell and Shelby Steele
    13:50 Extending the presumption of free will to Black communities
    19:31 Who gets to opine on race matters?
    32:09 Black rednecks
    44:31 Is the “acting white” phenomenon real?
    53:58 A critique of Charles Murray’s new book …
    1:12:12 … and a defense of same

    Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University) and John McWhorter (Columbia University, Lexicon Valley, The Atlantic). Recorded June 29, 2021.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  39. megabar says:

    > It’s almost as if somewhere up the career ladder, affirmative action almost always runs out. For example, apparently when you are a neurosurgery resident, the seniors neurosurgeons get extremely serious about competency.

    This method of holding the line doesn’t work forever. If medical schools lower standards, then the batch of residents are of lower overall quality. You have to pass some of them. Thus, at the low end, the quality of incoming docs is now lower. These incoming docs will, in turn, have lower standards for the next batch of residents. And so on.

    Oftentimes, productive people prefer to focus on the job at hand, and turn over administrative duties to the less qualified. Unfortunately, these administrators often have the authority to make important decisions, and often make these decisions poorly. I’ve seen this in the corporate world, and most of the time people just live with the bad decisions.

    That’s how these things go from functional to dysfunctional. It happens over time, and there is no single decision point that makes it clear.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  40. For example, apparently when you are a neurosurgery resident, the seniors neurosurgeons get extremely serious about competency. Is that a BAD thing?

    Is there any level where competency isn’t important? AA is bad at every level, and I’m surprised that the smart people don’t get it. Society would function far better if they did.

    Would addictions and suicides among lower class Whites be less common if they weren’t viewed as the disposable sacrificial lambs to the schemes of the elites? AA and the coddling of minorities turns their lives upside down.

  41. Twinkie says:
    @megabar

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/race-gap-in-bar-exam-passage-rates-widens-so-lets-get-rid-of-lsat/#comment-5328365

    The Medical Board of California is the state agency for licensing and regulating physicians. A study of complaints, investigations, and discipline from July 2003 to June 2013 found the following proportions by race:

    California Physicians

    Physicians with Complaints
    European 28.0%
    African 43.0%
    Latin 36.5%
    Asian 24.7%

    Physicians with Investigations
    European 6.7%
    African 11.7%
    Latin 9.7%
    Asian 5.3%

    Physicians Disciplined
    European 1.0%
    African 1.5%
    Latin 1.9%
    Asian 0.8%

    From Charles Murray’s Facing Reality.

  42. Bumpkin says:
    @SFG

    I don’t understand why nobody simply throws the 70-90% black NBA and NFL back at Kendi: does that disparity imply whites are inferior at playing basketball and football?

    Now, Kendi’s in a bind: he either says they are, in which case you point out blacks can similarly be inferior at some intellectual endeavors. Or he says those sports leagues must be discriminating against whites too, which he never would say, but if he did, you simply ask for any other evidence of that.

    Most everybody on some level knows the score- including Kendi himself, he’s just a race hustler like Sharpton- the only question is how to say it out loud without getting lynched by the small fraction of true believers in systemic racism.

  43. @TG

    My favorite quote on diversity:

    “Diversity is for poor people. Sameness is for the successful.”

  44. guest007 says:
    @Anon7

    Such a culture usually just produces people who are more likely to get divorces, commit violence against their partners, and have a very unstable family life.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @Anon7
  45. @Known Fact

    “There are plenty of men who don’t understand the bell curve — When rating babes on a 1 to 10 scale they insist that 7 is average rather than 5”

    Not so. There’s a famous study by Ok Cupid of how men on the site rate the women vs how women on the site rate men.

    https://techcrunch.com/2009/11/18/okcupid-inbox-attractive/

    The important curve here is the dotted line of rated attractiveness, which is not quite a bell curve but close enough (the black line is the number of messages, showing how men message most the almost-perfect girls, not the most perfect ones). Half of women are rated below average.

    But women rated 80% of men as below average. No wonder some men (the top-rated guys) are pumping and dumping like there’s no tomorrow.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    , @nebulafox
  46. @Muggles

    When you have been pumped full of unearned “self esteem” for a few decades, the fall from imaginary success and accomplishment can be pretty hard.

    What happens is that White liberal teachers (mostly female) basically make above average Blacks their special projects. They shower them with compliments and convince them that they will be presidents, astronauts, etc. In the mind of the liberal they are doing their part to fix the race problem.

    White kids and especially White boys are expected to be docile and not stand out. They learn quickly to be unnoticed and not make anyone feel bad.

    I have seen the results first hand. You get these arrogant Blacks that think they are Rhode scholars. All these liberal White women have groveled to them for years and Black men normally have above average confidence compared to other races.

    It even continues in college. White professors will pass up Blacks (aka cheat) that are woefully behind. I saw it first hand the results were shocking. I ran into a Black undergrad with an 8th grade English writing level and he thought he was an A student. When does someone tell him the truth? How many papers will he write? Imagine the professor that chooses to grade him honestly.

    Lying to people in the long run is a bad idea. Liberals however refuse to give up on their mission to fix race even if it means lying up through college.

    As one smart person once said to me, “if you are the smartest guy in the room, find another room…”

    Well that person has never worked in an office.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  47. @anonymous

    The story actually has a happy ending. Our heroine was weeded out of the elite specialty where she might accidentally kill some patients and instead ended up at her correct level: i.e., as some kind of academic/corporate medical diversity justice consultant. The system worked!

    After leaving the UTMB program, she specialized in occupational and environmental medicine, is finishing a Ph.D. and was appointed chief resident in her new training program. Now thriving in a new job where she works with multinational companies, she is thrilled to be in a career in which she can bring her experience to bear.

    • Agree: mc23
  48. guest007 says:
    @Tex

    If one wants to get serious, then one is going to have to explain what replaces Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and other government entitlements. What happens to Texas when all of the elderly whites move out to keep access to their social security payments and Medicare.

  49. @OilcanFloyd

    Is there any level where competency isn’t important? AA is bad at every level, and I’m surprised that the smart people don’t get it. Society would function far better if they did.

    Because even smart people underestimate how many industries rely on the top 5% of skilled workers. They watch TEEVEE and imagine top tier Blacks applying to every position. In their minds affirmative action means picking the talented Black candidate over other equally talented candidates. This is really what they think happens, even in White areas. People are amazingly deluded.

    I mentioned it here before but I watched as some liberal minded managers actually flew in a Black candidate instead of promoting someone internal. Did the candidate have experience in the area? No and in fact I thought I was looking at the wrong linked-in because it was so off.

    They spent thousands on this endeavor and one day he just walked off the job. Just got up from his desk and walked away.

    The employees were really impressed with the competency of the managers. It was all great for employee morale. Work hard and we’ll overlook you to fly in a Black guy with zero experience. Then after he walks we will all pretend that it never happened.

    Would addictions and suicides among lower class Whites be less common if they weren’t viewed as the disposable sacrificial lambs to the schemes of the elites? AA and the coddling of minorities turns their lives upside down.

    Of course their addictions and suicides would be lower.

    Both parties tell them that they are trash.

    White conservatives tell them that they deserve any fate because of the Freedumb Market.

    Liberals are convinced that lower class Whites are holding back Blacks through their crass and uncouth racism.

    Both parties tell them that they are worthless and should be replaced. Our dopey conservatives still think they can bring in millions of Mexicans and get as many Republican voters. Yea just a few more speeches about Rand in Spanish should do it. Any day now guys. Worked out great in California.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  50. Abe says:
    @Barnard

    Southwest is going to weed out as many applicants as possible before they have to hire them. A similar article will be written in 5-7 years about how few blacks have made it through the program because of racism.

    In theory the span between custodial tutelage and sovereign accreditation, no matter how infinitesimally small, can always be subdivided further so that some new roadblock rises up to prevent our scentless apprentice from getting his hands on that 747 stick/surgery saw/nuclear reactor meltdown initiation button. A great distance travelled, yet never able to cross that finish line despite an absurdly tiny distance left to go. Call it- LaXeno’s Paradox.

  51. Anonymous[249] • Disclaimer says:
    @Pixo

    She’s lying about the SAT. Unless by “nearly perfect” you mean 1250/1600.

    That surmise is almost certainly correct. From the article:

    Daywalker — who has spent more than \$50,000 on her lawsuit since it was filed in 2020 — feels she may have never had a fair chance because of her race.

    In other words, she couldn’t even find a law firm to take her case on a contingency basis. Apart from the lie about SAT scores, there is likely some other MAJOR problem with her performance that her lawyers feel they cannot argue around despite the ubiquitous “affirmative action” bias in the judicial system and the media.

    Going to a friendly journalist may be the lawyers’ last-ditch effort to induce a face-saving (but not lucrative) settlement.

  52. @Malcolm X-Lax

    All the med schools employ some form of affirmative action.

    It doesn’t matter if the states try to ban it.

    They simply switch to stealth affirmative action.

    If the law says that they can’t discriminate based on race then they use other means.

    For example they can discriminate based on whether or not your parents went to college.

    Well gee whiz it looks like Shawn-tre will be taking one of our slots for first gen graduates. Not a decision based on race, we swear.

  53. Anon7 says:

    This should not be an insurmountable problem, given that there is an extremely wide range in ability for physicians, based on their work. Not every doctor is cut out to be a professor at a good medical school, or a topnotch medical specialist doctor, but there are many jobs for physicians who perform mostly menial tasks of checking runny noses or looking at minor injuries in a doc-in-the-box setting.

    For the latter jobs, what you want is a high EQ, rather than a high IQ. Nowadays, though, lower level doctor jobs are being filled by bright physician assistants, who get a relaxed job, no real responsibility (not a doctor!) and \$100K per year.

    There are also jobs for doctors that are mostly administrative, or mostly salesperson (working for a drug company). They are typically out in public view, so perfect for affirmative action hires.

    You just need to steer the right candidate to the right job. Many medical schools boast a 99.9 graduation rate; once you’re in, they will carry you over the finish line as long as you don’t actually flee or hit bottom with some sort of addiction. If the latter, you’re a perfect fit for psychiatry or addiction specialist! There’s a silver lining in every dark cloud. So to speak.

  54. Anonymous[249] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    Instead of getting more support and training after making a mistake, they faced higher scrutiny, overpolicing, and more negative reports. They were put on probation, but were afraid to ask for help.

    So in plain English, the complainant committed a MAJOR infraction (“mistake”), was put on probation, but her performance remained so poor that she had to be let go despite being an AA beneficiary.

  55. Alfa158 says:

    It’s the WORST thing to some people if it leads to unequal outcomes.
    Doesn’t Medicine have side specialties analogous to STEM where you can get a doctorate in studies of the subject instead of the subject itself? That way people like myself who don’t have the cerebral horsepower to do the actual work can get a doctorate in, say, Medical Studies, get on the faculty and pretend to be an authority on Medicine.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  56. @OilcanFloyd

    You don’t need to be overly competent when it comes to homeopathy.

    • Replies: @OilcanFloyd
  57. Charles says:

    This story is from the “sky is blue” news department.

  58. Curle says:
    @OilcanFloyd

    “ I’m surprised that the smart people don’t get it. Society would function far better if they did.”

    It performs the desired result; it helps keep the rabble disunited. A plus when you are looting the place and its people.

  59. @Known Fact

    Actually, 5.5 would be average.

    • Agree: JR Ewing
    • LOL: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Known Fact
  60. black Statisticians

    David Blackwell, who’s won the John von Neumann Theory Prize for operations research (OR), has a few of theorems named after him that appears in standard OR grad textbooks.

    He’s somewhat the upper bound of what a black mathematician has accomplished and accolades somewhat inflated by being the many of the first black whatever.

    Still it’s an inevitable result of the Bell curve, that there are bound to be a few blacks with IQs 3 or 4 StdDevs higher than white or Asian average.

    • Replies: @lavoisier
  61. @Muggles

    This article of course never mentions the affirmative action/test score elephant in the room. However, in classic “upside down” NYT-style, the last three paragraphs (below the “More Tag”) inject a tiny hint of a glimmer of reality for those in the know. These closing paragraphs acknowledge that there isn’t any, you know, actual objective proof of discrimination to back up all the feelings and perceptions of the washed-out blacks. Moreover, all the bigots at the various residency programs somehow always land on the same problem: I.e., “That’s the theme you always hear. ‘We don’t think they can process information quickly.” .

    Gosh, if only there was some method for sorting and ranking people ahead of time based on their aptitude for processing complex information!

    [MORE]

    STAT spoke with someone who was present in the residency program at the same time as Conteh to verify her claims. This person, who asked to remain anonymous so they could speak freely, said neurosurgery training can be “brutal” and that Conteh definitely should have received more support and feedback early on before it became too late to save her residency spot. The person confirmed that discipline in the program is uneven and that other residents had not been written up for mistakes or violations, such as lying. But the individual also did not think race was the major factor in Conteh’s dismissal, and said that while Conteh is extremely bright and hardworking and was well-liked, she had made missteps and was dismissed because she was seen as having trouble prioritizing tasks or presenting information efficiently — skills that are critical within neurosurgery.

    These starkly different views of one residency experience show the difficulty of sorting through issues of race. What one person sees as someone falling short of valid standards and a justified dismissal, another may see as bias — as judging someone poorly, intentionally or not, because of their race. “Anti-Blackness is almost impossible to prove,” said Vanessa Grubbs, a Bay Area physician who spent a decade campaigning against the use of algorithms for treating kidney disease now seen as racist and recently co-founded a group called Black Doc Village to help Black residents who are struggling. “Anything short of calling someone a racial slur is seen as O.K.”

    Much of the assessment of a resident’s skill and temperament is subjective, which can allow bias to seep in. “That’s the theme you always hear. ‘We don’t think they can process information quickly.’ ‘We don’t think they can handle making decisions in a high-stress environment,” Adogwa said. “Isn’t that what they said about women 20 years ago? Isn’t that what they said about Black quarterbacks wanting to enter the NFL?”

    • Replies: @ic1000
  62. @Patrick Gibbs

    Today is the first time I ever heard of stat magazine. It is purportedly a biotech trade journal but their home page looks like Sailer has taken over editorial responsibility at the Onion. Check out this bitch!

    https://www.statnews.com/status-list/2022/rhea-boyd/

    • Replies: @Patrick Gibbs
  63. @Tex

    There is no reason at all why Texas should not be independent if Barbados or St. Kitts can also be independent nations. Nothing is forever, and perhaps Texas’s experiment with joining those old British colonies to become part of the US is coming to an end.

    • Replies: @David Davenport
  64. @anonymous

    ThreeFiveSeven, the San Fran Chron online has THREE front page stories about black hair. It’s always the hair.

  65. @Bumpkin

    I don’t understand why nobody simply throws the 70-90% black NBA and NFL back at Kendi: does that disparity imply whites are inferior at playing basketball and football?

    Now, Kendi’s in a bind: he either says they are, in which case you point out blacks can similarly be inferior at some intellectual endeavors. Or he says those sports leagues must be discriminating against whites too, which he never would say, but if he did, you simply ask for any other evidence of that.

    Most everybody on some level knows the score- including Kendi himself, he’s just a race hustler like Sharpton- the only question is how to say it out loud without getting lynched by the small fraction of true believers in systemic racism.

    You won’t back them into a corner so easily. They’ve spent their entire lives learning how to deflect arguments like that.

    It’s like I was telling my son when, right on schedule in his early teens, he came up with several objections to Christianity. I advised him not to bother confronting the local Catholic priest with these, because the Catholic Church has spent the last 1,800 years coming up with counterarguments, and every priest knows them inside out.

  66. The article mentions Dermatology. Wouldn’t it make sense for there to be more White dermatologists, since white people have more skin problems than black people?

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  67. @Ben tillman

    Thanks, that’s right. A 5 would be average on a 0-10 scale

  68. @John Johnson

    John, The NYS Board of Regents have decided 50% is a passing grade. Sad.

  69. @guest007

    there is no data to support that Morehouse would be worse than Mercer or Medical College of Georgia.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
  70. @Henry's Cat

    hairbrushed

    Good one! And anything inconvenient gets that treatment, of course.

    • Replies: @Henry's Cat
  71. @Joe Magarac

    There’s gotta be a few, Joe. I know a Statistician I can ask.

  72. @John Johnson

    Regarding your anecdotal first part of your comment, Mr. Johnson: How does it feel when you and the 75 to 90% of the work force that is smart, competent, white men do a great job with customer service AND tech support (same people do both), yet the people all over the website are not White men? Peak Stupidity discussed this in “The People of GoDaddy”.

  73. @Alfa158

    That way people like myself…

    If you’re black, sure, Alfa. If not NFW!

  74. anon[364] • Disclaimer says:

    I hope a similar corrective mechanism will be at work in commercial pilot training.

  75. @Joe Magarac

    I remember attending a Chicago Public Library activity which the author, Rebecca Skloots of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks fame, answered questions.

    One of the questions was from a Black female epidemiologist.

  76. ic1000 says:
    @Unladen Swallow

    > It looks like a SJW-centric magazine geared around the medical profession

    STATnews is a “trade press” e-publication that covers many aspects of “the business of medicine,” including new drugs, biotech, diagnostics, reimbursement, and health-care policy. It was founded a few years ago by Matthew Herper, who covered this beat for Forbes.

    In general, its articles have been excellent. I don’t know anything about internal politics, but in the past year or so, STATnews has followed the prestige science press by publishing increasing numbers of woke-themed articles. The one being discussed here is sadly typical.

    As others have noted, the ‘Stat’ in the title refers to medical slang (“right now”) rather than statistics.

    • Agree: Jonathan Mason
  77. @Hapalong Cassidy

    The article mentions Dermatology. Wouldn’t it make sense for there to be more White dermatologists, since white people have more skin problems than black people?

    Dermatologists never discriminate based on someone’s skin. No one is treated like a leper, unless, of course, they are one, in which case they get a course of dapsone with rifampicin.

    It is a good specialty, because most patients are chronic and keeping coming back, but you don’t often get called out in the middle of the night or weekends to treat an emergent outbreak of acne or dandruff.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Seneca44
  78. ic1000 says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Hypno, your below-the-fold quote of the article includes this:

    “Anti-Blackness is almost impossible to prove,” said Vanessa Grubbs, a Bay Area physician who spent a decade campaigning against the use of algorithms for treating kidney disease now seen as racist…

    That algorithm was a guideline for interpreting blood chemistry findings so as to provide the best therapies for patients with kidney disease. Decades-old research had found that self-identified African-American patients had better outcomes, if somewhat-different blood-chemistry cutoff values were used, compared to those used for self-identified whites.

    So Dr. Vanessa Grubbs’ idea was to demand that clinical chemists and nephrologists turn a blind eye to modest but real inter-group differences in blood chemistry, among those with kidney disease.

    Her campaign succeeded. Succeeded in forcing slightly-worse care on blacks with kidney disease.

    Slightly-worse Anti-Racist care, that is. So we can all celebrate; it was well worth it.

  79. Danindc says:

    If you Walk on to a United flight and there are two black pilots just scream and say you left your baby at the gate. They will let you go. Trust me.

    • LOL: Kim
  80. Mike Tre says:
    @HammerJack

    Is everyone starting to realize yet that guest007 is pretty much a corvanus clone?

  81. Anon[179] • Disclaimer says:

    There’s something funny about that first example in the article, the woman with the “nearly perfect SAT.“ She might be lying. MCAT score? If it’s true , there’s a rest of the story, and we’re only hearing her side of it.

    I’ve read other articles about black medical school graduates who are not even able to obtain residencies in the first place, and they are forced to become GPs. And I read in the comments to a blog post somewhere from a person who claimed to be a physician at a teaching hospital that black residents are given all kinds of preferential treatment, such as being given time off to study for the various board tests.

  82. J.Ross says:
    @anonymous

    They won’t secede of course but it is extremely hopeful. No Republican can ever win anything as long as the contest is between a reasonable establishmentarian who wants to make it to a bipartisan cocktail party and a Democrat who actually wants to win. 2020 was allowed to happen by Republicans who didn’t care about winning. Some of us wanted to go “back to normal” and now gas has doubled in price, food production is artificially suffering, the President is angrily haranguing the American people, school shootings are back, and we’re losing a war with Russia after having surrendered to illiterate goatherds and ceding territory to China.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  83. As says:

    I was once talking to a man who was a director of a dental residency program.

    He described an incident, a “once in a lifetime” mistake, where a black resident pulled a wrong tooth from a patient and then blamed the hygienist for his mistake.

    The director told the black resident that “it’s ultimately your responsibility. There will always be lousy hygienists.”

  84. As says:

    I never go to black doctors.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
  85. @Jonathan Mason

    There is no reason at all why Texas should not be independent if Barbados or St. Kitts can also be independent nations.

    Ukraine has set a useful example for secession of American states from the Washington government.

  86. Dmon says:
    @guest007

    From your link:
    “The percentage of Black or African-American NFL players reached 57.5%, Whites 24.9%, Hispanics or Latinos 0.4%, Asians 0.1%, Pacific Islanders 1.6%, and American Indian 0.2%. 9.4% of players identified as two or more races.”

    Adds up to 94.1%. Was the analysis done by a Mathematics PHD from Morehouse College?

    • LOL: Mike Tre
  87. Kim says:
    @Anon7

    Yes. Blacks can be managed only through violence.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
  88. @Barnard

    ‘…Southwest is going to weed out as many applicants as possible before they have to hire them. A similar article will be written in 5-7 years about how few blacks have made it through the program because of racism.’

    Either that or an article will be written about how many Southwest planes have crashed.

  89. @YetAnotherAnon

    That goes along with what I said — females fall along a standard bell curve when rated by men, with the average bulge right in the middle, somewhere near 5. And as you say, women’s ratings of men seem to fall along an entirely different distribution but hey, that’s women for you.

    The point I’m always trying to make is that we are conditioned by school grades, which suffer from inflation and do not follow a normal distribution. A 50 out of 100 on a test or paper is a disaster, but the 50th best looking person out of 100 is OK, average, middle of the road etc. If I say Bob’s girlfriend is a 7, that’s a compliment, not like a 7 out of 10 — a 70 — on a history test, which would be considered kind of blah

    • Replies: @anon
  90. @ic1000

    How many avoidable deaths did Vanessa Grubbs’ reform cause?

  91. Dan Kurt says:

    I am 80 so this goes back aways and I heard the meat of the story while I was in my last post doc at the same Ivy. There circa 1971 a Jew who went to Harvard and garnered an A grade from George Wald while an undergrad was fired from his Eye Residency at the Ivy. I was a post Doc and my wife was finishing her Ph.D. No IQ problem here as he just made a bone headed mistake. He was not backed up by the junior faculty and not given a second chance despite pleadings by his father who was a professor at a med school in Washington, DC. The unlucky fellow did get into a residency to complete his training in Cleveland.

    At the time, many prestigious residencies were pyramids where each year one or more of the residents were dropped from the program until the last resident was Chief and he did all the surgery that final year. I heard of a resident in Ear, Nose, and Throat who had been in the program when a new department head was appointed and observed the resident in surgery and just removed him from further surgery training but allowed him to complete the residence working in the out patent clinic sans surgical training. At the same Ivy in my discipline the Ph.D. candidates were always under the threat of dismissal even after completing comprehensives if the research project didn’t pan out. Sink or swim was understood–no excuses.

    Dan Kurt

    • Thanks: International Jew
  92. Usha Lee McFarling = Camel hair engulfs.

    Quadroon? She looks white on some sites (e.g., Twitter), mulatto on others. A Carol Channing for the 21st century.

  93. @guest007

    “Morehouse has as low an acceptance rate as any other medical school. Morehouse medical School has the same 95% pass rate for the Medical licensing exams.”

    You have a credibility problem.

    • Agree: Charon
  94. @Jonathan Mason

    No one is treated like a leper, unless, of course, they are one, in which case they get a course of dapsone with rifampicin.

    And perhaps Thalidomide. But only after confirming two methods of birth control.

    Speaking of birth…

    Japan Court Rules Gay Marriage Not Protected By Constitution, Says Marriage Is For Bearing And Raising Children

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  95. Anonymous[361] • Disclaimer says:
    @Known Fact

    There is no reason to think that the attractiveness of babies should form a bell curve.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  96. anonymous[521] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    If Texas and other red states truly believe the presidential election and the next one are rigged in favor Democrats, what will keep the country together?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @J.Ross
    , @Curle
  97. anonymous[521] • Disclaimer says:
    @guest007

    About 69% of total U.S. crude oil production in 2019 came from five states: Texas (41.4%), North Dakota (11.6%), New Mexico (7.4%), Oklahoma (4.7%), and Colorado (4.2%). Texas is the largest producer of crude oil in the United States. In 2019, Texas produced 5,070,450 barrels per day.

    • Replies: @guest007
  98. J.Ross says:
    @anonymous

    They’re not literally seceding and the country right now is hardly together. If the Democrats want to find out the hard way that there actually is no such thing as a blue state, it’s blue metropolises, then that’s the least dumb idea they’ve had in the past fifteen years, and I have serene confidence of what would follow.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  99. @HammerJack

    Including them would only muddy the waters. And mud has such unfortunate connotations.

  100. anonymous[521] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    The big question is what happens if 2024 is a repeat of 2020? I think there will be secession. And some liberals will be quite happy about it because it makes holding power more stable.

    Washington Post writer had this reaction. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/06/20/texas-gop-platform-secession-theocracy/

    And the United States should let Texas go! Better yet, let’s offer Texas a severance package that includes Oklahoma to sweeten secession — the Sooner the better.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  101. Charon says:
    @guest007

    What are you babbling about? Not a single one of your “sentences” is even remotely coherent.

    Almost no universities has a black undergraduate dropout rate.

    That’s pretty much the best you have to offer. Why not comment at Jezebel where you’re more likely to fit in?

  102. J.Ross says:
    @anonymous

    Also, of course the elections are rigged in favor of Democrats. Democrats have to rig elections because their policies are screamingly bad and they have been losing constituencies while the Republicans (thanks to Trump) have been gaining constituencies. Any concern about legitimacy can be relieved by actually restoring legitimacy: get rid of all the bad ideas forced through under the lockdown, investigate rather than instantly dismiss claims; the lyingpress gets to admit to all its lying and obfuscation, plus the media should drop this pretentious Soviet manner of speaking it has adopted lately.

    • Replies: @Peter Akuleyev
    , @anonymous
  103. J.Ross says:
    @guest007

    Recent 4chan thread: the coming civil war will erupt out of disputes between federal and state authorities with incompatible mandates. States will go beyond non-co-operation and actually arrest federal agents. If this is the case I would like to know who’s coming to the feds’ rescue. States not only have plenty of volunteers but they won’t need a plane ticket and a rental car.

  104. @J.Ross

    The federal government can’t afford a plane ticket and rental car?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Mike Tre
    , @Tex
  105. JR Ewing says:
    @Malcolm X-Lax

    I am one of those relatively rare people who have had their head opened up and work done on the squishy gray stuff inside. Competency was ALL I cared about.

    My neurosurgeon was an indifferent cold asshole who bluntly told me the first time I met him (and at every subsequent visit) that I was too fat and needed to lose some weight. He had no tact and no bedside manner to speak of… but he also had 30 years of experience and came highly recommended from every source I consulted.

    Hurting my feelings with the fat comments wasn’t a concern.

    • Thanks: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @OilcanFloyd
    , @Moses
  106. @Bardon Kaldian

    You don’t need to be overly competent when it comes to homeopathy.

    I’ve seen that line of thinking by owners, management, and HR applied to many different jobs that were thought to be so easy that anyone can do them, with the predictable result that there is always someone who can’t, which makes working with the AA employees a massive pain, even when they aren’t obnoxious or lazy. Jobs then take too long, aren’t done correctly, and the workace is miserable and chaotic.

    Even fast food works better when the best possible employees are hired. There is a huge difference between Chic-fil-a and Burger King or McDonald’s.

    • Agree: West reanimator
  107. @J.Ross

    of course the elections are rigged in favor of Democrats

    You have to be delusional to believe this. You think the Republicans are desperate to gerrymander, to lock in electoral college votes and cheat because the elections are rigged in favor of Democrats? In fact Democratic economic policies always poll significantly better than Republican policies – the Democrats give away money, the Republicans redistribute wealth upwards to their donors. If anything the Democrats tend to underperform massively relative to their potential because a) they shoot themselves in the foot with stupid social issues that are mostly irrelevant to the majority of voters b) the base is too far to the left and nominates politicians that alienate most potential swing voters and c) Democrats tend to think the media is on their side when the media is really on the side of chaos and dischord, which grabs more attention.

    Now, there is an argument that Democratic majorities are inherently illegitmate because most Democrats are the sort of people who shouldn’t be allowed to vote in the first place, but that is a very different argument from saying the elections are rigged.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    , @J.Ross
  108. Here’s an unpleasant stat from the UK

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/21/record-number-of-abortions-in-england-and-wales-amid-financial-insecurity

    A record number of abortions took place in England and Wales last year in a trend experts said was driven by financial uncertainty caused by Covid-19.

    There were 214,869 terminations during 2021, the highest number since the procedure became legal in Great Britain through the 1967 Abortion Act, the latest annual abortion statistics published on Tuesday show. Numbers have been going up every year since 2016.

    The increase in the abortion rate was most pronounced among 30- to 34-year-old women. Over the last decade it has risen significantly from 17.2 per 1,000 in 2011 to 22.1 per 1,000 last year.

    Oh dear. Tick, tick, tick. I hope they’re not waiting for the economy to improve.

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jun/22/uk-inflation-price-rises-ppi

    “If UK inflation feels bad now, the grim news is worse is on the way”

    Those 34 year olds are like Carol in the Idiocracy introduction.

    “There’s no way we could have a child – not with the market the way it is now”

    “That just wouldn’t make any sense”

  109. anonymous[103] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    Rigged elections in the sense of large scale ballot fraud.

  110. anonymous[421] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    Border Patrol, Bureau of Prisons, local FBI SWAT, US Marshals, soldiers and Marines, etc.

  111. guest007 says:
    @anonymous

    So Texas would be a candidate for being the next Venezuela dependent on an extraction economy.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  112. guest007 says:
    @HammerJack

    I have serious doubts about some of the links. There are not 13 medical schools in Atlanta as stated in the first links. The third link does not mention Morehouse at all. The U.S. News has Morehouse unraked with no data.

    There is a link that specifically mentions Morehouse.

    https://bemoacademicconsulting.com/blog/morehouse-school-of-medicine#:~:text=The%20overall%20acceptance%20rate%20at,a%20science%20GPA%20of%203.53.

  113. guest007 says:
    @J.Ross

    Does anyone really believe that a state will want to give up federal grants, social security, and everything else the federal government does to try to be independent. The first thing that would happen in Texas would be a mass migration out. The second would be a huge tax increase to fund all of the programs currently funded with federal debt.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @J.Ross
    , @VivaLaMigra
  114. @Peter Akuleyev

    Quite so.

    Are Democrats preventing potential Republican voters from getting to the polls?

    If boxes full of fake ballots are being delivered to counting stations, then where is the forensic evidence? Who printed the ballots, who delivered them to counting stations?

    The US ought to switch to mandatory voting in federal elections. In this way the role of states and election officials would be to make sure that as many people vote as possible, rather than to prevent people from voting, (and to enforce penalties for overenthusiastic voters who try to cast more than one vote.)

    If Republicans really believe that federal elections are fixed on behalf of Democrats, they should look at the distribution of seats vs votes in the US Senate and support an independent nonpartisan tribunal to redistribute Senate seats more equitably.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Art Deco
    , @Art Deco
  115. J.Ross says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Surely they can, I do not recall asserting that they cannot. See, the joke was, one side’s already in place. It wasn’t a very funny joke and it’s less funny explained but there you go.

  116. J.Ross says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    >delusional
    Watch 2000 Mules. Watch the Michigan elector get threatened on video. Watch the court mandated observers get physically ejected without explanation. Read the Time piece on “fortifying.”
    >gerrymadering
    Catch up in what Eric Holder has been doing. Both parties have been gerrymandering like Jackson Pollock on acid. Every single Republican effort gets challenged and most lose, thanks to Eric Holder and Obama judges. Tell me you rely on the lyingpress without telling me you rely on the lyingpress.
    >always
    Nope. Were you an American you’d know the word to use for looming electoral politics is “recently,” and were you better informed you’d be wary of polls.

  117. J.Ross says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    >redistribute Senate seats more equitably
    This is the umpteenth time, do I really need to actually explain out loud what’s screamingly ignorant about your comment? Starts with a capital “C.”

  118. @Anonymous

    I was looking for something a little more recent than the 70s lingo — namely “chicks.” Fortunately I don’t go all the way back to “dames.”

    As far as babies, there was a memorable Seinfeld episode that examined what I’ll call Ugly Infant Syndrome and the etiquette problems that result. Seinfeld really was the Emily Post or Dear Miss Manners of the 1990s.

  119. Art Deco says:
    @JR Ewing

    My neurosurgeon was an indifferent cold asshole who bluntly told me the first time I met him (and at every subsequent visit) that I was too fat and needed to lose some weight.

    One of the doctors in the pediatrics practice we were enrolled in as kids was like this. He also went through the ’70s with a brush cut and browlines. Noodling around, I gather he is still alive at age 92.

  120. nebulafox says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    There’s something about in-person interaction that makes us more amenable to going beyond preconceived notions-and to appreciate both that objective limits exist, and that they aren’t the same as the subjective ones we believe ourselves to have.

    • Agree: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Old Prude
  121. Mike Tre says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Will the plane be allowed to land?

  122. Mike Tre says:
    @Kim

    I like the term “intensive local authority.”

  123. Have any patients sued after being poorly treated or injured by a diversity hire?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @Art Deco
  124. anon[216] • Disclaimer says:
    @Known Fact

    that’s women for you

    Looking at their ratings, my initial reaction was the same: ‘wow, of course the reproductively valuable sex has inflated ideas of female worth relative to their ratings of the vast majority of guys.’

    But that’s what women think. Now look at the curve representing what they actually do: much more realistic messaging behavior than men.

    Men accurately judge female attractiveness, then engage in an inaccurate, mostly hopeless struggle for 8’s. Women inaccurately judge male attractiveness (or, in a sense, judge it accurately in relation to an inaccurate judgement of their own attractiveness), then respond to men just a little above their league.

  125. Gemjunior says:

    What in the world is it with these fables about everyone wanting to touch their hair? It’s like an urban legend, kind of like all the stories by blacks that “wypipo” always be puttin’ raisins in the potato salad, and how we have never come across any types of spices. I read about this constantly – how Whites, especially the women, will approach black women and touch their hair admiringly, expressing interest and even desire to have black hair rather than their more familiar long, silky tresses. I’m taking a poll: how many Unzers have reached out at a passing black girl in breathless adoration of their hair? Whether burnt to a crispy husk or a fluffy, never-straightened Afro, it’s time for all you White people to fess up. I’ve never done it – partly because I never had the urge, and it never crossed my mind.

    • Replies: @Shel100
  126. nebulafox says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    That wokeism becomes cringe is probably our best hope.

    This is still a pretty common attitude toward “gay marriage” in many parts of the world. Since the main raison d’etre of marriage is forming a family unit, it’s puzzling to bother going through with it if you two can’t produce children. And of course, this was how marriage was viewed throughout the vast majority of history in the West, too. Not that you don’t ideally feel love for your spouse, of course, it’s just… well, what do you think the evolutionary purpose of all those chemicals going through our brains are? I suppose it has only been with recent degrees of affluence and technology that we’ve been able to ignore basic biology.

    (For the Confucian influenced parts of Asia in particular, this is noticeable. Since that particular system revolves at its core around analogies between the family unit and broader society, “gay marriage” simply doesn’t make any sense in such a system. It’s not even wrong, in the Wolfgang Pauli sense.

    As an aside, attitudes toward homosexuality itself as opposed to the idea of gay marriage is another kettle of fish. And of course, that manifests differently depending on the country and what other systems have impacted it. Modern Japan doesn’t have a strong tradition of Abrahamic religious opposition to homosexuality, for example: anti-homosexual attitudes in Meiji Japan were entirely secular. But that’s not true everywhere. You also have other indigenous or imported systems with their own take, again depending on the country.)

  127. nebulafox says:
    @anonymous

    He’s just preening. In reality, the ideology of our aspiring mandarinate does not have room for people leaving. It implies that people don’t desperately need to be taken care of: or worse yet, that disagreement and other world-views are valid.

    >It would penalize “woke corporations”

    Since BoomerCon-ism has produced relatively good results in Texas over the last few decades, it has a hold on the state that is proving harder to shake than it should be. Guys like Cornyn and Abbott and their craven cowardice are living proof of this. But I’m optimistic that’s changing, especially given how things under the surface are increasingly problematic. For example, the local bureaucracy and infrastructure is clearly not handling all the new arrivals well.

  128. @ic1000

    Her campaign succeeded. Succeeded in forcing slightly-worse care on blacks with kidney disease.

    Sad. The wokeness body count continues to grow.

  129. @JR Ewing

    My neurosurgeon was an indifferent cold asshole who bluntly told me the first time I met him (and at every subsequent visit) that I was too fat and needed to lose some weight

    And some people claim that competence isn’t needed to work in fast food!

  130. Anon[276] • Disclaimer says:

    Rosandra Daywalker sued the school, pre-trial discovery dust-up opinion here:

    Daywalker v. Univ. of Tex. Med. Branch at Galveston
    https://casetext.com/case/daywalker-v-univ-of-tex-med-branch-at-galveston

    Daywalker also claims that her race and gender played a central role in her poor performance reviews. In November 2018, Szermeta informed Daywalker that she was being demoted for putting patient safety at risk.

    She claims some kind of disability.

    Docket here, lots of filings:

    https://dockets.justia.com/docket/texas/txsdce/3:2020cv00099/1774596

    The complaint and other documents are behind the PACER paywall.

  131. Seneca44 says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Larry David had something to say about black dermatologists:

    • LOL: West reanimator
  132. @Malcolm X-Lax

    Reminds me of a cousin of mine who had a stroke while checking out of New Orleans Airport. He was transported to the hospital in a state of near death. Though he wound up partially paralyzed his life was saved by a neurosurgeon for whom the death of a patient was unthinkable as it was the ultimate insult. And he did NOT like being insulted.

  133. @Bumpkin

    I don’t understand why nobody simply throws the 70-90% black NBA and NFL back at Kendi: does that disparity imply whites are inferior at playing basketball and football?

    You are giving the Kendi’s of the world credit for being logical non-grifters that they don’t deserve.

    They’d simply reply that where blacks are over-represented (relative to their percentage in the population) its because of merit, where they are under-represented because of racism.

    Think of it this way: Blacks are equal in all ways, except for the ways that they’re better.

  134. @Malcolm X-Lax

    Guess ya can’t fake Maxwell’s equations huh?

  135. Art Deco says:
    @TelfoedJohn

    The doctor who displaced Allan Bakke in that entering class at one of the UC system’s medical schools eventually saw his license to practice medicine suspended. He died without it having been re-instated. There were some stupefying stories about him.

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2002/aug/9/20020809-035916-4950r/

    • Thanks: J.Ross
  136. Art Deco says:
    @TelfoedJohn

    NB, licensing and board certification examinations will screen out the worst, but some ringers still seem to slip through.

  137. Art Deco says:
    @guest007

    Federal grants account for about 4.5% of gross domestic product in a bad year. Net for a given state is a great deal lower than that. Social Security is an income transfer program financed by payroll taxes. Were the Social Security Administration to cut off Texas residents without regard to where they’d been earning when they paid into the system, the State of Texas can replace the federal government as collector and disburser.

    • Replies: @guest007
  138. Art Deco says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    The US ought to switch to mandatory voting in federal elections. In this way the role of states and election officials would be to make sure that as many people vote as possible, rather than to prevent people from voting,

    This is insane. No one is prevented from voting with ordinary ballot security measures of the sort in force in New York when I was active in local politics ca. 1987. Anyone who wanted to register could pick up a form at the post office, fill it out, and mail it to the board of elections without a stamp. As long as you voted once every four years and as long as mail from the board of elections to the address you listed was not returned to the board by the post office, you remained on the rolls. If you wanted to vote by post in a given election, you called the board on the phone, had them send you an application, and filled it out (which would include choosing from a menu of reasons for the request). You were expected, by default, to vote in person.

    About 30% of the eligible public did not register because they were completely disengaged from public life and did not care. (At the time, people who relied on newspapers and magazines as their primary news source accounted for about 30% of the public in a typical area). You don’t want tens of millions of people shlepping to the polls to state a preference on matters about which they know nothing and care nothing.

    • Agree: JR Ewing
    • Replies: @Justvisiting
    , @Seamus
  139. Art Deco says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    If Republicans really believe that federal elections are fixed on behalf of Democrats, they should look at the distribution of seats vs votes in the US Senate and support an independent nonpartisan tribunal to redistribute Senate seats more equitably.

    1. There is a constitutional provision which requires that all states admitted have two and only two Senators. It’s been in effect since 1788.

    2. That particular clause is entrenched, and cannot be excised with a simple constitutional amendment. It requires two amendments ad seriatim – one to remove the entrenchment and then a second one later to amend the representation formula.

    • Replies: @VivaLaMigra
  140. J.Ross says:
    @guest007

    Many Texans are in Texas to not be in California.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  141. guest007 says:
    @Art Deco

    But Texas is currently a net consumer of federal taxes due to it large number of poorer/blue collar. In addition, Texas would have to pay 100% for all of its highway funds and would no longer get Title I education funds for its many heavily poor minority school districts.

    Texas would lose its claim on the Social Security trust fund, so would have to fund it Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid out of current receipt. Also, if Texas became an independent country, it would most definitely have to start up an income tax.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @Seamus
  142. lavoisier says: • Website
    @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

    Still it’s an inevitable result of the Bell curve, that there are bound to be a few blacks with IQs 3 or 4 StdDevs higher than white or Asian average.

    Exactly. And this is why AA is so harmful to the competent blacks who earned their way into the selective professions. They all get lumped in with their less qualified brethren and so their abilities are always questioned.

    This is one of the real downsides of AA to competent black people. All achievement is suspect.

  143. Hhsiii says:
    @anonymous

    My 8 year old son asked me today what year did Joe Biden steal President Trump’s job. I said without thinking that Joe Biden didn’t steal Trump’s job and he said “No, what YEAR did he steal his job?” And I said, well, he …um, the election was 2020.

    During the election when he was 6 he said Trumpasaurus is a carnivore. Biden is an herbivore.

    Out of the mouths of babes.

  144. Hhsiii says:
    @Barnard

    My wife thinks a good idea for my sons (who are 6 and 8 mind you) is to go to SUNY Maritime (or Kings Point if our ship comes in). Shipping ain’t for everyone. Not everyone wants to do it even if they can.

  145. @Gordo

    I have a friend who is retired from the LAPD. He told me they once loaded a a badly shot-up and unconscious gangbanger into an ambulance. When the driver said they were going to the MLK Hospital, the gangbanger woke up, shouted, “Not killer King!” and expired a few minutes later.

  146. If I understand the law regarding medical licensing and practice, anyone who has passed the licensing exam and hasn’t been disqualified due to malpractice can still hang out one’s shingle and practice medicine. However, without a successful residency, said doctor won’t have admitting privileges at an accredited hospital, which can be a severe limitation on potential income. IOW, the residency isn’t an absolute requirement but it does separate the more capable MD’s from the hacks. Those hacks can still make a ton of dough. They can even perform outpatient procedures including cosmetic ones so they might end up raking in more money than highly esteemed specialists with the right marketing.

  147. @Art Deco

    Don’t worry; the 2-senators-per-state thing is safe in perpetuity. It takes 38 states to pass any constitutional amendment. Anyone who thinks that the legislatures of any of the 13 least populous states would ratify such an amendment is nuts. Try getting it passed by a 2/3rd’s vote of the existing Senate first. Rotsa Ruck!

    • Replies: @Seamus
  148. @Art Deco

    “About 30% of the eligible public did not register because they were completely disengaged from public life and did not care.”

    You and I probably agree on most things, but this is just silly.

    I am not registered because I am completely engaged in public life and know both parties hate me. I know this from working in political campaigns in my youth, and having many friends who were and are politicians (some of them names you have heard of…).

    There is no way I am casting a vote for any of them, and third parties are a total joke.

    P.S. Go ahead and tell me all the reasons that I “should” register and vote. Make my day.

    😉

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  149. @guest007

    OK, Texans give up “free stuff” paid for with counterfeit money. They assume a pro-rated share of the EXISTING national debt, and henceforth issue their own sovereign currency. Presuming they then operate in a fiscally responsible fashion, the Texas Dollar should soon escalate in value relative to the phony US Greenback. Texas would be exporting a large surplus of oil and gas to what’s left of the United States of America. Anyone doubt that Oklahoma and Louisiana would quickly emulate this model?

  150. @nebulafox

    Confucian influenced parts of Asia

    Yes, but frequently in Chinese history, and during Ming about half the time, the most powerful “man” in the empire was a eunuch, who for not being able to produce a heir for his ancestors, the anti-thesis of Confucian virtues.

    I would say this is an instance of the Japanese, as they’ve always done, selectively absorbing and rejecting elements from the dominant cultural sphere.

    They rejected from the Sinosphere eunuch bureaucracy, imperial exams, child mutilation i.e. footbinding. And now they are rejecting from the Anglosphere gay marriage. Wise decisions really.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  151. anonymous[233] • Disclaimer says:
    @guest007

    Surely you recognize there are differences between Texas and Venezuela that would prevent Texas from declining as steeply as Venezuela like for instance an Anglo operating system?

  152. @Faraday's Bobcat

    Does he have any objections to HBD?

    Or is that the – atheist (of course) – G-d that cannot be questioned or overcome?

    I suppose that’s rhetorical.

    I will say that the fact that you eagerly conflate black militant theatre with Christian theology is both hubristic and risible. It strikes me as a form of cryptology, either as a form of Semitism or as Semitism’s golem (aka atheism).

    Very HBD. And very Steve Sailer: the same man that once announced that he hadn’t done enough research on global warming to know if it’s a hoax, but somehow “knows” from his “research” that G-d is a hoax.

    • Troll: West reanimator
  153. @Patrick Gibbs

    She wants to be Oscar Gamble’s baby mama.

  154. Art Deco says:
    @Justvisiting

    About the choices you have, you don’t care. You differ from others in that 30% in that you’re angrier about it.

  155. Art Deco says:
    @guest007

    But Texas is currently a net consumer of federal taxes due to it large number of poorer/blue collar.

    Per capita personal income in Texas is about 4% below the national mean, and that’s with a large assemblage of recent immigrants from Mexico.

    Texas would have to pay 100% for all of its highway funds and would no longer get Title I education funds for its many heavily poor minority school districts.

    So what? The budgets of the federal Department of Education and the Federal Highway Administration sum to 0.6% of gross domestic product. Texans pay taxes too. The net-cross subsidy from other states is likely to be a fraction of that, perhaps 0.1% of the gross domestic product of Texas.

    Texas would lose its claim on the Social Security trust fund,

    The trust fund is filled with treasury bills. Social Security is an income transfer program with an extra step in the bookkeeping.

    You shouldn’t rely on talking point mills.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  156. Tex says:
    @guest007

    A very good point. I think the US is held together by economic forces more than loyalty at this point. Should the federal government go bankrupt, it’s Katy bar the door. I don’t regard economic collapse as particularly improbable.

    • Replies: @guest007
  157. Tex says:
    @J.Ross

    We already have non-cooperation from left-dominated state and local government as far as immigration enforcement.

  158. Tex says:
    @Steve Sailer

    As of today, yes. Can we be so sure about a year down the road?

  159. Seamus says:
    @Art Deco

    You don’t want tens of millions of people shlepping to the polls to state a preference on matters about which they know nothing and care nothing.

    But progs do. That’s their best kind of voter (other than the dead, of course).

    • LOL: lavoisier
  160. Seamus says:
    @VivaLaMigra

    Don’t worry; the 2-senators-per-state thing is safe in perpetuity. It takes 38 states to pass any constitutional amendment. Anyone who thinks that the legislatures of any of the 13 least populous states would ratify such an amendment is nuts.

    There’s an even bigger obstacle than that: Any constitutional amendments stripping a state of its equal vote in the Senate requires the consent of that state. So you’d need the consent of *every* state to make Senate representation population-based.

  161. Seamus says:
    @guest007

    Texas would lose its claim on the Social Security trust fund, so would have to fund it Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid out of current receipt.

    You mean the way the U.S. government does now?

  162. Old Prude says:
    @nebulafox

    So true. I know a handful of women who are of below average appearance, but who’s personality compensates to make them very attractive company indeed.

    If the OKCupid model of how females rate men is correct, then thank goodness for in-person interaction, or I would never get laid.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  163. Curle says:
    @anonymous

    Inertia.

    Secession would have succeeded if started earlier. Whose to blame? False hope.

  164. guest007 says:
    @Tex

    the federal government cannot go broke. There can come a time that the rest of the world will refuse to loan us money but most countries will get there before the U.S. The government can always raise taxes to cover costs if it is desperate.

  165. Anon7 says:
    @guest007

    Oh, you mean conservative Christians?

    “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.”

  166. nebulafox says:
    @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

    Eunuchs were personal servants to the emperor, not ordinary bureaucrats. Still, you have point: after all in Japan, neo-Confucianism didn’t even become a state ideology until Ieyasu, with samurai going from warriors to bureaucrats.

    That said, I don’t think that’s a specifically Japanese trait: that’s just how humans work. In any culture anywhere, imported traditions will inevitably fit local sensibilities more often than not. Vietnam also had a tendency to selectively apply what it found useful from China with indigenous traditions, whereas to my understanding, Joseon Korea was more rigoursly purist than any Chinese dynasty.

    Even in China itself, Confucianism waxed and waned in rigor and influence depending on who was in power, as I’m sure you are well aware. Wen of Sui, for example, favored Legalism and was a pious Buddhist, in contrast to the anti-Buddhist crackdowns later Tang emperors would go for. The first Ming emperor came to power on a weird mix of apocalyptic Buddhism and Manicheanism, but reverted to Confucian orthodoxy in power and tried to distance himself from his past in imported religious syncretism. Etc, etc. And that’s before China’s own pre-Confucian traditions came into the mix.

    In any case, eunuchs were trusted not because culture didn’t matter compared to raw power, but for the same reasons as in Byzantium: precisely because they could *never* be seen as a real man and pose a threat to imperial power, in addition to the obvious concerns surrounding the palace women. Some emperor’s preferred them to the traditional gentry because of this, usually with iffy to negative results. Any man who would prefer to castrate his subordinates rather than encourage them to be men in his model isn’t to be trusted in my books. And since the US is currently ruled by what we might label… eunuchs in spirit…

  167. nebulafox says:
    @Old Prude

    The looks will fade. The personality will get more entrenched. Men ignore this at their peril. That said, there’s a difference between “she’s never going to be lithe no matter how physically active she is” and “she refuses to value her basic health, as evidenced by her obesity” that shouldn’t be ignored, either, as is the verrrry underrated trait of being willing to acknowledge that you have problems and looking to work on them. Again, it’s an excellent project to have with a new potential spouse, getting in peak physical condition together.

    (I think the notion your personality changes as you get older is bunk. You might mellow out or gain wisdom, but that’s not the same thing. I’m still at my core the same person that I was at 16 with the same predelictions, just humbler and far wiser in how the world works.)

    Unfortunately, society has increasingly made more difficult to go outside the damned apps (I often find that older people don’t grasp just how different it’s become), but when you consider that women want men confident enough to get away with breaking the unstated social rules anyhow, things become clearer.

  168. @lavoisier

    Qing China instituted a quota system in the imperial exams that favored the poorer northern provinces, this to help prevent another Li Zicheng rebellion (that arose out of northwestern Shaanxi).

    Racial quotas were placed on the number of graduates permitted. In the early Qing period, a 4:6 Manchu to Han quota was placed on the palace examination, and was in effect until 1655. Separate examinations were held for bannermen from 1652 to 1655 with a ten-point racial quota of 4:2:4 for Manchus, Mongols, and Han Chinese.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_examination#Qing_dynasty_(1636–1912)

    But it became too favored for Manchu-Mongols, and disfavored against southern Han provinces, and the Taiping Rebellion would arise from there.

  169. nebulafox says:
    @J.Ross

    But they come to the state and then vote for the same policies that made California a craphole, as they also do in Washington and Colorado.

    They. Will. Not. Stop. You flee off to Idaho or something, sooner or later,they’ll be planting potential blue voters and intelligentsia there until there is nowhere left to run. All they’ll accept is your eternal kowtowing… and in the end, I deep down believe this will be their undoing. They want this country to be something it’s not, and for all their attempts to demographically import a more compliant servant class, it ain’t gonna work. Not least because this country is where people go to not be locked down in life.

    The day we stop attracting weirdos and eccentrics looking to do things their way, man, and accept the permanent dominance of HR hags and MBAs, the game is over.

  170. Shel100 says:
    @Gemjunior

    Never in my life have I ever wanted to touch a black person’s hair and I’m sure I speak for almost every white person.It looks completely nasty to me.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  171. J.Ross says:
    @Shel100

    If you listen to blacks talk about white racism long enough they reliably veer into sexual fantasy. It’s like that scene in John Dower’s Embracing Defeat where the Japanese leadership are discussing the looming American occupation, and they all soberly agree, well, of course, the thing to get out ahead of will be all the celebratory rape. After all, it’s what we would do.

  172. @Art Deco

    How many Americans know about this?:

    https://moneymorning.com/2017/03/31/the-social-security-trust-fund-is-just-a-stack-of-ious-in-a-west-virginia-filing-cabinet/

    It is not even a secret, but it might as well be…

    Is it a scam when they are out in the open about it?

    😉

  173. Escher says:
    @Mike Tre

    This is usually the point in a Vibrant’s education where they make a shift into Grievance Hustle Studies.

    Or they decide it’s now time to get paid.

  174. Moses says:
    @JR Ewing

    Similar experience with a surgeon. The man had zero bedside manner, cold and abrupt. Definitely on the spectrum. He would snap at you if you asked a question he thought you should already know the answer to. But competent as hell and the best surgeon for his practice area.

  175. MEH 0910 says:

    Ibram X. Kendi:


    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/jun/25/ibram-x-kendi-how-to-teach-children-about-racism

    To many, racial disparities, from health to wealth, do not signify an emergency made of racist policies. No, it’s primarily a poverty or class issue, people say. Or, in dismissing the racism, they point to behaviour. Meaning if Black people are dying at higher rates than white people from Covid-19, it’s because white people are making healthier decisions than Black people. Meaning there’s something behaviourally superior about white people. Meaning there’s something behaviourally inferior about Black people. And therein lies the emergency – not history, not policy, not power.

    […]
    To be fair, many people who say they are colour-blind correctly acknowledge that race doesn’t exist biologically, and for this reason they don’t want to speak of it as if it does. Yet while race doesn’t exist biologically, it does exist in human society because of racism. As Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote: “Race is the child of racism, not the father.” It is possible to teach our children that race exists as a power construct, devised to divide people and justify exploitative practices and policies – and that it doesn’t exist as a meaningful biological reality. It is possible to teach our children about the mirage of race and the realness of racism. It is possible to impart to our children: “Skin colours are like book covers; they don’t tell us what’s inside the body of the book. But some people think they do. Some people think darker people have less because they don’t work as hard. But that’s not true. What’s true is our leaders don’t work hard enough at instituting rules that are fair. Our rules are the problem, not darker people.”

  176. MEH 0910 says:


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/06/26/virginia-colin-greene-racism-health-care/
    https://archive.ph/6IP9T

  177. @guest007

    With the tax moneys no longer being sent to the federal power, Texas will have to do these things itself.

  178. @guest007

    Morehouse has as low an acceptance rate as any other medical school. Morehouse medical School has the same 95% pass rate for the Medical licensing exams. Considering that blacks fail at a higher rate than whites or Asians, there is no data to support that Morehouse would be worse than Mercer or Medical College of Georgia.’

    It’d be interesting to look over a page of Morehouse’s successful graduates and estimate the apparent average percentage of non-black DNA. 75%? 87.5%?

  179. I make it more than 75% but less than 87.5%

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