Saturday, January 27, 2007

No Surprises

This AP article describes a study which investigated the role of skin tone in earnings of recent immigrants. Researchers controlled for educational background, skills, race or nationality and other factors.

I have no doubt some who absolutely love prejudice or at least are too scared to consider the possibility that it is still an integral part of our social institutions will dismiss this information by saying, "I knew some guy once, who was blacker than the ace of spades who made a lot of money!"

You are free to your own beliefs, but I would encourage people to ask themselves, "Which is a more compelling argument? One I agree with that is anecdotal or just something I made of, or one that is based on a research study that people invested considerable time into making it accurate and significant?"

Anyway, I'm going to go eat some breakfast that my skin tone privilege helped purchase. Peace out.


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