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White, Asian children more likely to succeed: study
« on: April 01, 2014, 11:01:05 AM »
NY Post

White, Asian children more likely to succeed:  study

By Bob Fredericks and Post Wires
April 1, 2014 | 9:54am

White and Asian kids are better prepared to succeed than black, Latino and American-Indian children across the US, according to a new report released Tuesday by a child advocacy group.

The study uses 12 indicators to measure a child’s potential for success, including teen birthrates, reading and math proficiency, high school graduation rates, the number of parents in the home, family income and education levels and other factors.

The report — called “Race for Results,” produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation — then uses the data to predict on a scale of 1 to 1,000 how well children from the five racial groups are prepared to succeed in life.

The numbers show that New York fared better than the national average in some cases and worse in others:

• Asians scored 776 nationally and 743 in New York.

• Whites scored 704 nationally and 768 in New York

• Latinos had a score of 404 nationally and 395 in New York.

• Blacks scored 345 nationally and 384 in New York.

• American-Indians scored 387 nationally and 537 in New York.

“Scores for Latino, American-Indian and African-American children are distressingly lower, and this pattern holds true in nearly every state,” said the report.

Patrick McCarthy, the foundation’s president, said the findings are “a call to action that requires serious and sustained attention from the private, nonprofit, philanthropic and government sectors to create equitable opportunities for children of color.”

The report was based on data from 2012, including census figures that put the number of US children under 18 at 39 million whites, 17.6 million Latinos, 10.2 million blacks, 3.4 million Asians, and 640,000 American-Indians, as well as about 2.8 million children of two or more races.

It described the challenges facing African-American children as “a national crisis.”

For black children, the states with the lowest scores were in the South and upper Midwest — with Wisconsin at the bottom, followed closely by Mississippi and Michigan. The highest scores were in states with relatively small black populations — Hawaii, New Hampshire, Utah and Alaska.

New York’s scores ranked sixth for whites, 29th for Asians, 21st for blacks, 24th for Latinos and fifth for American-Indians.

Among its recommendations, the report urges a stronger effort to analyze race-specific data on child well-being that could be used to develop programs to help bridge the racial gap.

It said special emphasis should be placed on expanding job opportunities as children in the disadvantaged groups enter adulthood.

“Regardless of our own racial background or socio-economic position, we are inextricably interconnected as a society,” the report concluded. “We must view all children in America as our own — and as key contributors to our nation’s future.”


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Re: White, Asian children more likely to succeed: study
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 11:02:39 AM »
Anyone want to guess how liberals/progressives will react to this study?

At some point they're going to start demanding that white and asian kids be given actual handicaps, like mandatory reductions in their class grades or GPAs, or even worse.

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Re: White, Asian children more likely to succeed: study
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 10:22:00 PM »
It's called reality.

The two racial groups with the highest group IQ's, will achieve more and be "more likely to succeed".

Nothing can change this.
Nothing will EVER change this.

If every dollar in America was "invested" on trying to "raise the scores" of non-Asians and non-whites, the results will be the same.

Oceander wrote:
[[ At some point they're going to start demanding that white and asian kids be given actual handicaps, like mandatory reductions in their class grades or GPAs, or even worse. ]]

Yup. Sooner or later, it's going to come down to exactly this.

Everyone should read Kurt Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron" (freely available to read on the net, do a google search). You can read it in 15 minutes or less.

The shape of things to come...
« Last Edit: April 01, 2014, 10:22:26 PM by Fishrrman »

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Re: White, Asian children more likely to succeed: study
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 10:58:47 PM »
Above all else, it goes back to parenting and home life.

The vast majority of Asians still have strong families and raise their kids to be successful, functioning, productive members of society.  Whites as well to a lesser extent.  (There is a reason why Asian women usually make good wives; they still believe in being committed to their husband and family, not having bought into the "women's lib" and feminist crap.)

Blacks and to a somewhat lesser degree Hispanics, having lived on the government dole for decades, have a culture defined by violence, drugs, crime, baby mamas/daddies, etc.  They have a culture which has come completely off the rails.  However, when you find families who reject this and raise their kids right, their kids usually turn out just as well as any other race.
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