Wednesday, July 1, 2009

As long as people believe in absurdities, they will continue to commit atrocities. - Voltaire

From the NYTimes:
"[Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg] noted that New Haven’s test was flawed, and that other cities used better tests, with less racially skewed results."

The "debate" on race is a debate over truth. There are differences between races and every bit of evidence confirms this. The case of New Haven is simple in that it showed those differences in the form of a test. The "problem" is that people are unwilling to accept the truth and instead claim the test is flawed. Why? Because racially skewed results don't coincide with their idealized vision of the world.

Reality is unforgiving and no amount of wishing can change it. I wonder how much harm we have done and what atrocities we are willing to commit to continue with this absurd "debate".


Post a Comment