Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Black men do poorly, even if born rich

The NY Times reports:
Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families and living in some of the most well-to-do neighborhoods, still earn less in adulthood than white boys with similar backgrounds, according to a sweeping new study that traced the lives of millions of children.

White boys who grow up rich are likely to remain that way. Black boys raised at the top, however, are more likely to become poor than to stay wealthy in their own adult households.

Even when children grow up next to each other with parents who earn similar incomes, black boys fare worse than white boys in 99 percent of America. And the gaps only worsen in the kind of neighborhoods that promise low poverty and good schools.
According to the study, led by researchers at Stanford, Harvard and the Census Bureau, income inequality between blacks and whites is driven entirely by ...
The study says that they could not find any quantitative evidence for an explanatory cause for black men doing worse than white men, except for the possibility of "differences in innate ability." But if so, it said that the racial differences must be greater for men than for women.

That is, maybe black men are stupid, oversexed, impulsive, violent, and lazy compared to white men, and thus are less successful in the job market. But the same is apparently not true about black women compared to white women. White women seem to have problems similar to black women. Sad,
The disparities that remain also can’t be explained by differences in cognitive ability, an argument made by people who cite racial gaps in test scores that appear for both black boys and girls. If such inherent differences existed by race, “you’ve got to explain to me why these putative ability differences aren’t handicapping women,” said David Grusky, a Stanford sociologist who has reviewed the research.
Not hard to explain. Men are smarter than women. Men are more aggressive than women. Men are more criminal than women. Blacks are more matriarchal than whites. A decent academic study would have considered these hypotheses, as well as a few others.
The authors, including the Stanford economist Raj Chetty and two census researchers, Maggie R. Jones and Sonya R. Porter, tried to identify neighborhoods where poor black boys do well, and as well as whites.

“The problem,” Mr. Chetty said, “is that there are essentially no such neighborhoods in America.”
Then integrating neighborhoods does not work.

All these studies show the same thing -- that race and sex differences are real. All attempts to find external explanations have failed.

The lead author of the study is Raj Chetty, a politically correct economist who once won a genius prize. He and the Jews who run the NY Times are so eager to argue that white (non-Jewish) American men are no better than black men. Even when the data overwhelmingly lead to that conclusion, they cook up ridiculous reasons for denying it.

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