Both these studies have lead to huge controversy and discussion as is to be expected. But the question that I ask is – what difference does it make?
I question the hopeless futility and sheer uselessness of the entire exercise.
Okay fine, maybe Jews are smarter and Africans less so. What difference does it make? Surely, nobody in his sane mind can declare that all Jews are intelligent and that all Africans are dumb. There are always individual variations in such cases.
So when we talk about university admissions, I would certainly have to look at the individuals credentials. Or even when I’m talking about job offers.
I don’t understand when people will start treating people based on personal characteristics and not group traits. Because more often than not, group traits do not even exist. Or even if they do exist they are of no consequence is practical life.