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Unformatted text preview: SFL 354 SFL 354 Evolution of Race (David Duke) Initial Reactions Initial Reactions Any persuasion in his argument? Initial Reactions Initial Reactions Any persuasion in his argument? Genetic link for IQ, criminal behavior and other characteristics cited. Medical problems also. Distrusting of “liberal media” Race is more than a social construction – we see physical differences and experience cultural differences If we see racial differences in athletic prowess, there can also be racial differences in thinking Life in the tropics is easier in some ways compared to life in colder, harsher climates. Initial Reactions Initial Reactions Who is David Duke? From Wikipedia: David Ernest Duke is a former Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, and former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. He has also made several unsuccessful bids for political office, including runs for the Louisiana Senate, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Governor of Louisiana and twice for President of the United States. Duke is a self­styled "white nationalist", but his critics commonly refer to him as a white supremacist. He says he does not think of himself as a racist, however, stating that he is a "racial realist" and that he believes that "all people have a basic human right to preserve their own heritage.” He speaks in favor of racial segregation and white separatism. Reactions to Mr. Duke’s Theory Reactions to Mr. Duke’s Theory What is his theory? What does he believe? Reactions to Mr. Duke’s Theory Reactions to Mr. Duke’s Theory What is his theory? What does he believe? Whites are better than Blacks because: Blacks are more impulsive Whites are better at delaying gratification Blacks are more promiscuous Whites are more intelligent Different climates/environments shaped human behavior for Whites and Blacks (p. 398) Reactions to Mr. Duke’s Theory Reactions to Mr. Duke’s Theory What problems do you find in his theory? Reactions to Mr. Duke’s Theory Reactions to Mr. Duke’s Theory What problems do you find in his theory? Faulty comparison of breeding of dogs compared to the selective environmental shaping of human characteristics. Can’t take current situations and use them to form historically­based theories Reactions to Mr. Duke’s Theory Reactions to Mr. Duke’s Theory But his major point is that colder climates forced Europeans to use their brains more and exercise self­ regulation against immediate gratification. But there are some faulty arguments here because: Reactions to Mr. Duke’s Theory Reactions to Mr. Duke’s Theory But his major point is that colder climates forced Europeans to use their brains more and exercise self­ regulation against immediate gratification. But there are some faulty arguments here because: In the tropics, man is not at the top of the food chain Question Question What did you learn? ...
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