I think a lot of the reason people are hostile to the idea of investigating and acknowledging that different races have real quantifiable physical differences is that there are a lot of bigoted people in the world who would hear something like: "A study has shown that on average X race have larger brains than Y race" and they would take it to mean "People of X races are smarter and therefore superior to people of Y race" and use it to justify their racism.
I'm sure most of the people on this forum understand science well enough not to make stupid jumps like that but I can see why people would tend to downplay the differences as an effort to counteract this sort of thinking.
So does anyone disagree with the idea that while there are significant genetic differences between human populations these differences are much less significant than the cultural/social/economic differences and should not be used as the basis for discrimination?
I can understand the objection to affirmative action policies as they set down inflexible rules which cannot be fair in all situations.
But is there anyone posting here who actually believes that racism is over and we don't need to try and fix these things at all? or is it just the methodology? Because the original post was about black people "playing the Victims" which implies that Racism is no longer a real issue which seems pretty obviously untrue to me.