FaceBook founder Mark Zuckerberg is certainly not dumb, but his denial produces the same outcome as abject idiocy.
Four years ago the entrepreneur announced he would donate $100 million to Newark public schools. The intent was to turn the schools around, make them fertile ground for educating children otherwise deprived of the privileges enjoyed by white Americans.
The problem is not now -- nor has it ever been -- privilege.
Rather, the problem is now -- and has always been -- innate ability.
It is not black privilege that locks me out of an NBA career. It is my inability to run and dribble a basketball at the same time. If Zuck wishes to donate $100 million to a basketball training, I will be pleased to accept his generous offer. But after four years of intensive training, little or no improvement will be seen in my inability to hit a three pointer. Or a foul shot.
We simply can't wrap our heads around the reality that disadvantaged neighborhoods are not underprivileged. Their disadvantage is due largely to a genetic predisposition.
The cultural Marxist mandate that we must perceive all humans as blank slates whose disparities are due to social injustice just cost Zuckerberg $100 million.
And the definition of insanity is...
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