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Topic: Appeal For Intellectual Integrity
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Haim

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Re: Appeal For Intellectual Integrity
Posted: Mar 24, 2012 8:12 AM
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Paul A. Tanner, III Posted: Mar 23, 2012 1:25 PM

>And now we have even another racist idea being
>promoted, which is that grade inflation happens most in
>mostly black public schools. The fact is that according
>to the scientific studies I cited many times, there is
>more grade inflation in the private schools than the
>public schools, and the private schools happen to be
>mostly white.


Paul, did you forget this is a public forum? Dozens, maybe hundreds (maybe thousands) of people are watching you make this Red Herring argument. I am embarrassed for you.

Or, is it that you are not clear on the distinction between private and public schools? In which case I am embarrassed for you.

The mainspring of grade inflation is painfully transparent: the Education Mafia do it to make themselves look good. Grade inflation is fraud, pure and simple, perpetrated by the Education Mafia upon an unsuspecting public.

The specific character of grade inflation is informed by THE PRIME DIRECTIVE. However much the Education Mafia inflate grades generally, they must inflate grades for black students more. That is why black students, who graduate high school, read and calculate at the same level as white 8th graders. What part of this travesty don't you understand?

In your desperate desire to absolve the Education Mafia, you are blaming parents for grade inflation. The natural implication must be that black parents more than white parents put pressure on the schools to inflate grades. The only way you can support this argument is by the contra-factual assertion that black parents are more involved in the schools than white parents, or by diverting attention to Bangladesh (i.e., private schools).

In general, depending on contra-factual assertions is a sure sign there is something wrong with your argument. (Much like the "money grows on trees" part of your political-economy fantasy.)

How we judge racism is another matter. Since I cannot read minds, I am utterly uninterested in speculating whether the Education Mafia hate black people or love black people like pets (i.e., inferior beings whom they want to care for) or any other such thing. I judge racism by its actions. To paraphrase the great American philosopher Forrest Gump, "Racism is as racism does."

It is enough, and more than enough, for me that the Education Mafia inflict incalculable harm upon the black community. Why they do so is racism, pure and simple. That they can do so is because black people have essentially no political leverage and therefore cannot protect themselves against the Education Mafia.

Haim
Shovel ready? What shovel ready?


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3/20/12
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