Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Apartheid worked?

I contemplated a few days before publishing the latest comment on my article about the Jordanian King here because it was so rediculous.

Taboo Truth said:

Because of large IQ gaps between Palestinians and Israelis, total assimilation is difficult. That's why apartheid worked-because you have to keep very different races separate-and why South Africa is a crime haven post integration.

I decided to allow it so I could discuss and let others know what kind of sick racist minds are out there. Black South Africans didn't have equal opportunity for education when SA was under Apartheid. So how can they just magically have a perfect life now? We can't understand how it was under Apartheid, only those can who experienced it. To me it's similar to (but not the same as) slavery. They were held down and not allowed to be educated or to even make a decent life for their kids. When the slaves in the US were freed, they didn't just get up and go to college (they weren't allowed in white colleges, that's why they made their own black colleges) and be an equal part of society.

As for Palestinians having a lower IQ than the Jews...The Palestinians I have known in the US are very educated and wanting to better themselves. They also are held down in Israel, they are told where to live, where to work, are practically strip-searched if they want to leave their town to go to work or the hospital or anywhere. Sometimes their towns are locked down, and they can't get out at all for days or weeks at a time. So IF there is a lower IQ there, it's about being able to be educated, not about being smarter.

The dictionary.com definition on apartheid:

A policy or practice of separating or segregating groups.

That is exactly what Israel does, hence they practice Apartheid. It is wrong to do this. I can see part of their POV (Point of View), with all the suicide bombers. They can't trust any Palestinians. But I think it has been going on for longer than that.



Blogger Ms. Theologian said...

I think that talking about "race" as in "different races" is blatantly absurd biologically. We are all part of the human race.

June 5, 2007 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger Toccata said...

What an unbelievable statement. It makes me sad to see that kind of thinking exists in this supposed times of enlightenment.

June 13, 2007 at 1:24 AM  
Blogger TabooTruth said...

While I agree with your statements on the absurd religion of Islam and love your blog, I believe that the same scientific rigorousness that is used to examine religion should also be used to examine race. That is all I ask. Investigate the issue from an evolutionary perspective, and prepare to be surprised and disturbed. Please read more of my blog. I don't think that cherry picking sensational quotes does the issue justice.

And, the same issue with Palestinians is the same with most immigrant groups in the US. The most intelligent and ambitious are able to get US visas. The rest stay behind. The rest represents the majority. The two troublesome minorities in the US: hispanic and black, buck that trend because they did not go through the traditional visa screening process, and therefore the immigrants represent a greater cross section of their demographic profile.

July 13, 2007 at 6:51 PM  

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