Re: Rushton, why?

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!

Kathy Thoma
National-Louis University