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The Unbearable Whiteness of Human Achievement

triangle.128k
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4/12/2016 5:21:14 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/12/2016 4:06:01 AM, Runn92 wrote:
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Immigration was very low back then, and the book is clearly from a western-centric point of view. (So of course peopke listed there are going to be white. )Stop trying to be a SJW.
TBR
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4/12/2016 5:38:15 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/12/2016 5:21:14 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 4/12/2016 4:06:01 AM, Runn92 wrote:
https://en.wikipedia.org...

Immigration was very low back then, and the book is clearly from a western-centric point of view. (So of course peopke listed there are going to be white. )Stop trying to be a SJW.

Did you ever read "The Bell Curve"? I read it, liked it, but there is very little doubt that Murphy has a... well, lets say a little more love for the Christian White male.
dylancatlow
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4/12/2016 3:55:39 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/12/2016 5:38:15 AM, TBR wrote:
At 4/12/2016 5:21:14 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
At 4/12/2016 4:06:01 AM, Runn92 wrote:
https://en.wikipedia.org...

Immigration was very low back then, and the book is clearly from a western-centric point of view. (So of course peopke listed there are going to be white. )Stop trying to be a SJW.

Did you ever read "The Bell Curve"? I read it, liked it, but there is very little doubt that Murphy has a... well, lets say a little more love for the Christian White male.

*Murray

I don't think Murray has a bias toward white Christian males. To begin with, he's an agnostic, not a Christian. Second, he doesn't even think white Christian males are the most successful demographic. That honor would certainly go to the Ashkenazi Jews, a group that he's described as "extraordinary in human history". You can read more about his views here: https://www.commentarymagazine.com...

He also has a lot of respect for the achievements of East Asian cultures, a topic he covers in Human Achievement. I think Murray tries as hard as he can to talk about great thinkers who aren't white men, but the main obstacle in his way is, of course, the fact that there are comparitevley so few of them, particularly in philosophy and science.