Re: Rushton, why?
K. Thoma (KTHO@WHEELING1.NL.EDU)
Mon, 31 Oct 1994 12:12:11 CST
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> Date: Sun, 30 Oct 1994 14:27:04 -0500
> From: "J. Philippe Rushton" <RUSHTON@SSCL.UWO.CA>
> Phil Rushton here on why study race differences.
> Pacific Rim countries like China (People's Republic or Taiwan), Korea,
> Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, even Vietnam and Thailand are econonmically
> outperforming African and Caribbean countries by leaps and bounds, not
> just economically and scientifically, but socially and culturally as well.
> Crimes like rape hardly exist nor do teenage pregnancies and AIDS.
> Most places in the African Caribbean, African-Africa, and African Amereica
> are very dangerous places, especially for whites.
I beg to differ with this opinion.
For one, last year in a Sociology class that I taught,
we covered a section on AIDS & prostitution. I used an expose
article from a recent _Time_ magazine that cited the
situtation in Thailand (especially) and several other areas in the
region that have a SIGNIFICANT problem that involves selling young
local women into prostitution rings that are overrun with AIDS. I
will look for the article tonight (if anyone is interested).
Even so, this sounds like another "racist" argument (African areas
are a very dangerous place, espcially for whites). I'm sure there
are others of you out there who can share with us some examples
contrary to Rushton's "opinion". Please do!