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Missouri: Taking the National Temperature

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By Fred Reed, in part…

It warms the heart of a curmudgeon: As I suppose we all have heard by now,  black semi-pro football players at the University (sic) of Missouri have forced white officials to resign because of “White Privilege.” This Privilege is a great upsettance to them.

White Privilege is real, of course. It is a combination of high genetic intelligence, studiousness, a tendency toward intellectual exploration, the capacity to organize, sustained hard work, and conscientiousness. There is a reason why whites design Mars landers and black athletes do not.

To make this point clearly (See? It is my tendency toward intellectual exploration), let us consider the following questions:

(potentially racially-charged queries follow…Guffaw)

How many of the black athletes, or black radicals at Missouri, or anywhere, have any business being at a university? How many have IQs below ninety? How many are way below? How many are studying real subjects, such as chemistry, languages, philosophy, literature, or history—as distinct from subjects for the enfeebled, Black Studies, Sociology, Education, and Breathing for Credit?

How many of the jocks can read? In many universities the black athletes are kept in special dorms and get high grades for courses they never attend and can’t spell. Is that happening in Missouri? Can we see their SATs? No one, I promise, will want to check.

But wait, there’s more (visit the link, below)

SO?  Does this guy have a point?  Or is he perpetuating a stereotype?
I do remember attending a Public Speaking class at the local university many years ago. (1971?)  There was a cadre of Black college athletes who insisted on sitting at the rear of the classroom and not participating in any activities, discussions or assignments.  They did show up for class – sometimes.
And I remember being a bit miffed that I and others had to do the work past a certain standard to obtain a passing (or better) grade, and these cats were skating!  It was obvious they expected to pass, so that they could remain on the team and continue to throw a ball around, and get the company of buxom, dumb blondes who seemed to follow them around like so many puppies.
I wasn’t thrilled they got the girls, either…
Guess I’m racist and have White privilege by the very nature of my skin color.
You remember?  That by which Dr. King said we should not be judged?
PS – I think I got a B.
h/t Brock Townsend
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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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4 thoughts on “Missouri: Taking the National Temperature

  1. “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Yeah, that’s gone by the wayside… It’s all ’emotion’ and skin color now… sigh

    Posted by Old NFO | November 15, 2015, 10:25 am
      • I wonder what MLK would think today? Would he look in pride at how far so many black people have risen in this country and what they’ve achieved, or would he be aghast and ashamed at how little so many have done?

        I used to play football in high school – a starter on a winning team. During the season I could have eaten live kittens in class. The worst that would have happened to me would be a “Don’t do that again” admonishment.

        Posted by KM | November 15, 2015, 6:03 pm
      • Yeah, what would he think?
        Not having been a school athlete, I’ve no idea what that would be like…

        Posted by guffaw1952 | November 15, 2015, 6:35 pm

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