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1. Speaking of murderous football players, I’d never heard of Robert Rozier who admitted to killing seven “white devils” back in the 1980s. Rozier only played six games in the NFL for the (then) St. Louis Cardinals. He fell out of the league and then joined a Black Nationalist outfit headed by Yahweh bin Yahweh. Rozier was granted leniency for testifying against Yahweh who was also put in prison for RICO infractions but eventually died outside the joint. So a black guy killed seven whites and nobody involved went to jail for the rest of their lives.
2. I was unaware of this. The Wall Street Journal provides cross-tabs of FBI data on homicides for individual states and the whole country for the years 2000 through 2010. Race, gender, age, relationship, circumstance, weapon – all of these tabs are included. Very useful.
3. Kay Hymnowitz knocks down Philip Cohen’s piece which delinked single parenthood and violent crime.
5. Someone actually asks and then discussed whether or not the Christmas song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is “rapey”. GTFO.
6. A discussion at The Atlantic on the blurry line between boyhood and manhood.
7. Dr. Ibram Rogers University at Albany – SUNY writes on the racial bias of the SAT:
For me, grossly and consistently unequal outcomes almost always prove racist intent. The annual outcome of Whites out-scoring Blacks on the SAT demonstrates intent, proves the test is biased. I do not need evidence that shows racist intent. The outcome, for me, is enough.
Only someone who does put “Dr.” in front of their name – Ph.D. or not – would write something like that. Rogers does present an argument (someone else’s – that of Jay Rosner, a white guy) I’d not heard of before. Rosner has claimed that all questions that favored blacks in the SAT pre-test or experimental test section never made it to the big test. All big test questions “favored” white students. I’d be interested in learning how whites who scored poorly on the test overall performed on the questions that blacks outperformed whites on. Or whether there supposedly is class bias on the SAT. Do the poor outscore the rich on any questions?
A funny thing in the blurb linked above, Rosner writes “I have identified several other examples, including a black preference SAT math question, that were rejected.”
A single, lonely math question. And it seems we’re talking a small sample number of examples which comes nowhere near filling the SAT score gap.