#9514541, By chopsen Global Wealth Disparity

  • chopsen 18 Apr 2013 16:42:19 19,993 posts
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    Europeans did well in Africa by exploiting the indigenous population as they did elsewhere.

    Comparing black minorities to other minorities in America is misguided, as generally the other groups you mentioned weren't not subject to the same experience of enforced slavery and segregation black Americans were.

    Epigenetic and environmental factors are not independent factors, and it is not an automatic logical conclusion that if a specific gene is identified which causes a specific problem, that this should be removed by breeding. You could equally argue that these people should be highlighted for additional support. In fact, given what we know about variable expression of genes and epigenetics, this would actually be more appropriate.

    Potential fitness to be a parent is a subjective judgement with an unknown outcome. Also, given what I said about epigenetics, there are more moral ways of dealing with the problems than enforced sterilisation.

    Edited by Chopsen at 16:43:31 18-04-2013
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