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    It’s impossible to guess where The New York Times now finds racism

    It’s impossible to guess where The New York Times now finds racism

    Wow.  Just…wow:

    For decades, hundreds of college players have gathered each year at the N.F.L.’s scouting combine, where their strength is tested, their speed is timed and, in a test to measure their intelligence, they are asked questions like “When a rope is selling 20 cents per 2 feet, how many feet can you buy for 30 dollars?”

    That query is part of the Wonderlic Personnel Test, a 12-minute, 50-item quiz that has been used by N.F.L. teams since the 1970s. It is, however, infamously unreliable in predicting football success — forgettable players have scored high, stars low — and there have been quiet concerns that its reliance on knowledge taught in school might result in a racial bias.

    Now I understand writer’s block.  I’m utterly speechless. I didn’t know that only white people learned stuff in school.  Did you?

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    If I was taught nothing else, it was that only white people learn stuff in school. As far as I’ve been able to gather it’s because I’m privileged (ie white).


     
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    Henry Hawkins | February 22, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    I think the implication is that the US education system was designed by cracker m-er f-ers for cracker m-er f-ers, so only cracker m-er f-ers get the high scores.

    (Blame and responsibility MUST be externalized, exported, shifted to others and made their responsibility to fix).

    300 feet.

    Captain Obvious says “The 21st century profile of a racist is anyone accusing a specific person of racism.”

    But then again, Rush Limbaugh is too controversial for the NFL while Michael Vick is not. There are no chains except the ones you choose to wear.

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