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/

    • Javier Perez Javier Perez Bolivia says:

      Blacks have PLENTY of wealthy families in the USa, from decades ago, THEY EVEN HAVE A PRESIDENT for gods sake! (perhaps they have better genes than hispanics regarding the abilities needed to have political and monetary success, BUT NOT better hardware for extremely high ABSTRACTION CAPABILITY the one needed for being a super-elite Chess GM, or a Nobel laureate in real science or a Fields medalist.

      • crystal rosett crystal rosett Canada says:

        black middle class families tend to do worse than white middle class families.
        rich black people live in neighbouring similar to poor white people. poor whites live in more affluent neighborhoods than rich blacks. so even with income, opportunities aren’t equal so your point is moot

    • Javier Perez Javier Perez Bolivia says:

      Whe you say "Again Afro American culture does not have this protection mechanism"

      I put the question in this other way.

      How come such supposed black 'lack of protection' , didn't stop blacks to produce several of the greatest athletes in human history, to produce an USA PRESIDENT and a lot of wealthy families, yet they fail to produce ONE Nobel laureate in real science, ONE Fields medalist, or ONE chess super-elite GM?

    • Javier Perez Javier Perez Bolivia says:

      Are you aware that skills needed to become extremely rich businessman, or extremely succesful politican or lawyer, are not the same needed to be a world-class scientist or Chess GM?

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