Thanks to bubba for sending me this link. It’s to an academic paper, or to be more precise, its abstract, which comes up with a remarkable research finding. The project studied American youths of African, Arab, European, and Latino descent. It found that white parents teach their children to not discriminate against members of other groups but Black and Hispanic parents do not.
Now I was deeply puzzled by this – at least for a while. You see, as every schoolboy knows, all racists are whites. There are no other racists. How then was it that only whites (and a small Arab sample) were good enough to discourage discrimination?
Well, it eventually dawned on me that the answer was in the question. You see, as only whites are racists, only white parents need to teach their children not to be racists! Isn't that really simple after all?
But then another aspect of the study had me puzzled as well: Here was an academic research project which showed whites up in a good light. How could this be? Well, reading further through the abstract revealed the answer. It tells us that "European-Americans were less committed than were African Americans to improving race relations".
So whites are the bad guys after all…. kind of.
Hang on though, I'm still baffled.
You see, as I pointed out, the main finding says that whites teach their children to not discriminate, while blacks and Hispanic do not. Yet, out of this finding they deduce that "European-Americans were less committed than were African Americans to improving race relations".
Can you figure that out?
It's got me beat....