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Phonex Post time: 2017-3-12 22:54
No one smarter than no one else.

Did you know that Steve Jobs -- the late founder of Apple -- is the son of a Syrian immigrant while Carlos Slim Helu -- the Mexican founder of America Movil and the richest man in Latin America -- is the son of Lebanese immigrants? They're both Arabs by ethnicity but that didn't prevent them from founding two of the largest companies in North America!

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Did you know that Steve Jobs -- the late founder of Apple -- is the son of a Syrian immigrant whil ...

What have you got against Arabs? There isn't a great difference between Arabs and Germans. Certainly not a racial one.

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Duckburg Post time: 2014-12-4 17:29
We are what we are.

We are what went inside our stomachs.

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Phonex Post time: 2017-3-12 22:54
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To further rebut the OP's thesis on genetic determinism, I cite both the Ashkenazim and the Hasidim who share the same genetic/ethnic/religious background but differ VASTLY in their socio-economic profiles. The Ashkenazim are known for their high socio-economic status, enabled by their high educational attainments and visible financial/material success. But the same can't be said of the Hasidim who are known for their low socio-economic status, large families and their socio-cultural isolation from mainstream society. Just because the Hasidim are poor doesn't mean they're stupid. After all, making money is simply not important to them nor is gaining acceptance to white society. The Ashkenazim, on the other hand, are known for their financial success and their willingness to do ANYTHING to gain acceptance to white society.

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What have you got against Arabs? There isn't a great difference between Arabs and Germans. Certain ...

I cited both cases as counter-arguments to the racist idea being promoted that Arabs are somehow racially inferior just because millions of Arabs refugees have fled from their war-torn countries.

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I cited both cases as counter-arguments to the racist idea being promoted that Arabs are somehow r ...

I see.

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Variations of intelligence by race don't matter because individual variations within race are so great. It's not a big deal in any practical way. Just another chance to argue.
My problem is simple: I just know better than everyone-else!

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