UGA research explores little-known ch...

UGA research explores little-known chapter in college desegregation

There are 2 comments on the www.physorg.com story from Jan 9, 2009, titled UGA research explores little-known chapter in college desegregation. In it, www.physorg.com reports that:

Many of the battles to desegregate Southern colleges and universities were fought in public, but efforts to desegregate the standardized testing that is often a prerequisite to admission have, until now, ...

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Empirical distortion

Ashburn, VA

#1 Jan 9, 2009
The problem with this type of research is the extreme bias of the researchers who are determined to prove their preconceived suspicions about racial conditions in the south.

One particular researcher came south in the 1950s to photograph black poverty in the south. He deliberately omitted white poverty even though white poverty equaled black poverty in every way. The book was published up north where readers could only compare black poverty to their own middle class surroundings. This book created much anti southern prejudice that still exists today. The book was unfairly distorted in it's lack of exposure of widespread white poverty throughout the south.
Restless Legs

Phenix City, AL

#2 Jan 9, 2009
yes that happens all the time

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