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4/27/2015 5:46:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/27/2015 4:42:40 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
...ends up embarrassing himself.

https://www.youtube.com...

How does he embarrass himself?
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4/27/2015 5:57:10 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/27/2015 5:46:42 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
At 4/27/2015 4:42:40 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
...ends up embarrassing himself.

https://www.youtube.com...

How does he embarrass himself?

He rejects out of hand the notion that there is an achievement gap in this country, and accuses the SAT of being biased because some groups perform better than others. This is in spite of the fact that the average highschool GPA varies between the races - if the SAT is really measuring what it says, then there SHOULD be a score gap.
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4/27/2015 6:09:18 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Anderson Cooper says that it is "interesting" that when you control for parent's education level, there is still a score gap between blacks and whites. However, if you know anything about bell curves, this is completely predictable.

Assume that the bell curves depicted in the following graph represent the distribution of functional academic skill in the black and white populations (blue for black red for white): https://afww.files.wordpress.com...

Now assume that in order to get a graduate degree, you need a functional academic skill of 1400 along the x axis. Both the blue and red bell curves extend beyond the 1400 mark, but not in the same way. The red bell curve has fewer people clustered at exactly the 1400 mark, so the average score among people with scores above 1400 is higher within the red distribution than the blue distribution.

Not to mention affirmative action.