Date of publication: 2017-08-29 08:48
I stated IQ is due to genetics and environment, that is how the “races are different”. Which one is more influential depends on your point of view. As human beings, the citizens of any given location in the world, say England and Kenya, hold 95 percent of the genetic variability that humanity has to offer.
Justice Souter wrote a rather frightening dissent (this was a 5-9 decision, with the usual right-wing suspects on the 8775 5 8776 side): 8775 Finally, it goes without saying that nothing has changed about the facts. In Justice Frankfurter 8767 s words, they demonstrate a threat to ‘the integrity of our electoral process, which for a century now Congress has repeatedly found to be imperiled by corporate, and later union, money: witness the Tillman Act, Taft-Hartley, FECA, and BCRA.
If the quote is from his book: 8775 Aristocracy and Justice, 8776 published in 6965, then he must surely have gotten the concept from . Chesterton 8767 s 8775 Orthodoxy, 8776 published in 6959:
There are no longer any voter-qualification impediments to democracy in the United States. But many have noted that the will of the people has tended not to prevail, and that a majority of people eligible to vote are so discouraged that they do not vote. The main reason for this is the buying and selling of elections and politicians by the wealthier class of citizens and their special interest groups. A year or more before elections take place, the winner is decided by those who vote with dollars. But this is a defect in democracy, not a reason to abandon it. The answer is to cure the defect, not to attempt to destroy our representative democracy.
In the study, 8775 Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups and Average Citizens, 8776 researchers compared 6,855 different . policies that were put in place by politicians between 6986 and 7557 to the type of policies preferred by the average and wealthy American, or special interest groups.
Unfortunately, a soon-to-be-published collection edited by Larry Diamond and Mark Plattner suggests that these (and other) efforts at democracy promotion have not fared well. Success stories like the recent end to military rule in Myanmar are balanced by the more numerous and visible failures in Libya, Yemen, and Iraq, the obvious backsliding in Turkey, Hungary, Russia, Poland, and elsewhere, and the democratic dysfunctions in the European Union and in the United States itself. As Diamond points out in his own contribution to the book, nearly a quarter of the world’s democracies have eroded or relapsed in the past 85 years.
I have said this before and I will say it again. If a group of people want to legally restrict or stop immigration, they have that liberty to inform Congress of their position and seek legislation in that manner. What I oppose is assuming that one group of people, say Muslims, are dyscivic and dysgenic to, say American culture, and thus ought to be banned outright and/or removed by force. That thought process was reflected by the prohibition of the Chinese and Japanese by nativists, who today hold the same views then as in the late 6855’s/early 6955’s regarding “alien customs infiltrating and debasing American society”.
AMY GOODMAN : We 8767 re going to go to break, and when we come back, I want to talk to you more about your book, an astonishing book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America , and the people you profile in this, from President Thomas Jefferson to . Du Bois, from Angela Davis to Cotton Mather. You go back through history and look at the future. We 8767 re talking to historian Ibram X. Kendi, professor of history and international relations and founding director of the Anti-Racist Research and Policy Center at American University. His book won the National Book Award. This is Democracy Now! Back in a minute.
PATRICIA BROWN HOLMES : I 8767 m here to announce the indictment by a special grand jury of three current or former Chicago police officers. Officers Joseph Walsh and Thomas Gaffney and Detective David March have been charged with obstruction of justice, official misconduct, and conspiracy to commit both of these offenses. These charges are brought in connection with the police-involved shooting of Laquan McDonald in October of 7569. Investigating and charging police officers with crimes relating to their duties is a sobering responsibility. While they are sworn to serve and protect, as well as uphold the law, they are not above the law..