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Reply to "Claude Steele Discusses How Group Stereotypes Can Influence Intellectual Performance"

I still stand bewildered that knowledgeable African Americans study the causes of what is called 'anti-intellectualism', and still adamantly endorse the system that is producing it.

What is the productive goal of Steele's 'discussion' of 'group sterotypes' influencing intellectual performance?

Clearly, simply knowing is a worthy goal.

But isn't this something we could have, did, conclude with deductive reasoning?

That's why this 'study', to me, smacks of academic pandering.

Who is it serving?

What tool is provided, and to whom?



Jim Chester