1. Hugh Cipher Hugh Cipher United States says:

    I'll leave you with this question & why I use this as an anology of how culture can defend against racism.
    Have you heard of the Latino paradox?
    As you know ive stated that Hispanics have stronger cultural bonds that deflect racism.
    The Latino paradox is a term that comes from a study that showed Latino/Hispanic immigrants have lower rates of mental illness than even rich Whites. Latino immigrants also are physically healthier than any race or class of Americans
    One factor many researchers attribute this to is that Hispanics have tight nit strong family groups (culture) that insulate them from the stress & racism of American society.

    It is well known physical & mental illness is tied into peoples social economic status. The richer you are the longer you live. This has more to do with the stress of being poor than medical attention although this is a factor also.  Social economic status & racism effect mental health & IQ being a mental or cognitive function is naturally effected as well.
    So in ending this is explains the reason why Hispanics have achieved certain academic accolades that Blacks have not. As ive stated Hispanic have a strong intact culture that lessens the effects of discrimination
    Again Afro American culture does not have this protection mechanism

    This is an interesting article I reccomend
    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/2543060/

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