This is my QUICK random thought to maybe give you something to think about today...
[Note: "Quick" as in I'm on lunch break and we all know if that wasn't the case I could probably go on for a while about this topic, as with just about any topic]
Confession: I love research. Sick? Well, that's just in the eye of the beholder! ;)
So here is something I've thought about for a while now...
Why is it that in research, we are almost always trying to be culturally aware and racially aware, so we will test with diverse sample groups and be sure to run the statistics per race and ethnicity. Therefore, producing conclusions based on race.
Then, when we go say, "Well blacks are like this _____," or "Whites are like this _____" it is considered discriminating. Let's face it, whites have more tendencies to do some bad things and blacks have some tendencies to do some bad things too, as well as hispanics, native americans, etc.
So if we are going to do all the research to be culturally aware and be able to make statements in reference to a culture or a race, let's not view it as being discrimatory.
I suppose it comes down to what the conclusions show about whether we are going to get upset about it as a race and call it discrimination.
I believe races ARE different. Maybe not as different as some people would like to think, but we do have our differences...
...AND THAT IS GREAT!!