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    The guidance counselor should encourage this student to include the text of his report with his college applications after graduation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnflesh View Post
    I'm almost certain this came from home, but can't say so. I don't know. Maybe this little shit is super smart and incredibly dumb at the same time... but I doubt it.

    If the teacher is worried about 1st Amendment, school projects don't fall under Freedom of Speech. That would be like charging a school with violating the 1st because I got marked wrong on an answer.

    Maybe I'm wrong and I hope if so, I'm corrected.
    No, I don't think the worry would've been about the ACTUAL 1st amendment. It would've allowed the boy's family to portray their son and themselves as some sort of martyr though. "Look! They're censoring my son's project because it doesn't match up with their socialist indoctrination!" Now, they can look the family in the face and say "Hey, we put his project out there and the community as a whole thought you're a piece of shit for raising your kids this way... Sorry?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    No, I don't think the worry would've been about the ACTUAL 1st amendment. It would've allowed the boy's family to portray their son and themselves as some sort of martyr though. "Look! They're censoring my son's project because it doesn't match up with their socialist indoctrination!" Now, they can look the family in the face and say "Hey, we put his project out there and the community as a whole thought you're a piece of shit for raising your kids this way... Sorry?"
    Great point. I see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Why would you even characterize this HS student science project as a "study"?

    Words have meaning. Did this science project follow the criteria of scientific studies?
    It was probably just as rigorous as the other student projects at the fair. Race/culture IQ deniers are like climate change deniers: They are always looking for alternative explanations to the most obvious answer. Indeed, perhaps we should ban climate change research as the findings might be "hurtful" to certain companies and their employees. We shouldn't allow scientific inquiries that may hurt feelings.
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    A Northern California school district is investigating how a science project correlating low intelligence with racial groups was on full display at a science fair, where it drew outrage from some students, parents and staff.The project by a Sacramento high school student enrolled in an elite magnet program titled "Race and IQ," questioned whether certain races lack the intelligence for the program's academically challenging coursework.

    The Sacramento Bee, which published the story Saturday, did not speak to the student at C.K. McClatchy High School and is not identifying the minor. The project was on view with others Monday as part of an annual science fair but was removed Wednesday after complaints. Sacramento City Unified School District Supt. Jorge Aguilar on Saturday released a video statement noting his own struggles as a minority and saying racially insensitive language will not be tolerated.

    High school student's science project linking race, low intelligence spurs investigation
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Urbanek View Post
    It was probably just as rigorous as the other student projects at the fair. Race/culture IQ deniers are like climate change deniers: They are always looking for alternative explanations to the most obvious answer. Indeed, perhaps we should ban climate change research as the findings might be "hurtful" to certain companies and their employees. We shouldn't allow scientific inquiries that may hurt feelings.
    One problem. We don't run experiments on Human beings. Climate science can withstand the rigors of the scientific method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    One problem. We don't run experiments on Human beings. Climate science can withstand the rigors of the scientific method.
    We run experiments on humans all the time: drug trials, psychology tests, even tests that measure how the brain works under different conditions. When faced with poor academic achievement by African-Americans or other minorities, liberals always start with the question "How can we blame this on white people?" They already know what answer they want. It would be like a physicist starting with the question, "What evidence should I look for that will prove the existence of God?"

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    I have a thread started that provides a link with two free IQ tests. One is culturally neutral and the other is the classic IQ tests. While I think genetics play a role in intelligence I think the percentage of people that fall within the high, average and low end is the same across races. Check out the link and take the tests.

    IQ tests and race versus OTHER
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Dafuq?
    It's called rabid leftist hypocrisy, it's on display here daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    Don't be silly. Or so obvious.
    Yeah - say what you mean. "Quit pointing out liberal hypocrisy"

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