Re: BELL CURVE CRITIC EXPOSED?
Bob Casanova (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 3 Feb 1995 16:37:36 GMT
In article <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (S. LaBonne) writes:
>From: email@example.com (S. LaBonne)
>Subject: Re: BELL CURVE CRITIC EXPOSED?
>Date: 2 Feb 1995 15:42:13 GMT
>In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>>firstname.lastname@example.org (S. LaBonne) wrote:
>>> The point you seem unable to grasp is that continued thinking in
>>> "racial" terms is not necessarily useful.
>>I don't think it's necessarily useful. Nor do I think it's
>>necessarily useless. I'm arguing against the latter claim. The
>>former is obvious.
>Methinks the jerrybro doth protest too much. Given that you agree
>that race is a _socially_ constructed category, what is its _present
>social utility_ according to you?
>Your tone (especially in the rest of your post, which I have deleted)
>belies your feigned objectivity- you clearly have an emotional
>attachment to the idea of race. And I think you need to support your
>arguments by telling us just what you feel is so valuable about
>this concept. Never mind the stale rhetoric about "the truth";
>there are always choices to be made about the categories we use to
>help us understand reality. What's so great about the category "race"?
Why not ask the US gov't, which made race the basis of a significant amount of
>Steve LaBonne *********************** (email@example.com)
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