If I meet one black white doctor, it does not change my opinion of how a lot of black redneck meth smoking white people in this country are not taking advantage of the oppertunities that they have. Thanks to people who believed in a hard working person who reaches out to acheive achieve.
Why? Well, it might have something to do with the thousands I work with daily from southern states like North Carolina, Georgia, etc. I want to think to myself, 'This can not be right!'
I am glad you want to think. Just need to actually take the step and do it. And it makes me glad to hear that there aren't people from places like NY, RI, CA that don't take advatage of opportunites and they are all white, shiny smart and successful.
This is the data I am pulling from. Just because it does not come in line with others, does not shock me. If you saw what I saw, hear what I hear and know what I know ... you might find yourself understanding.
I understand that sweeping generalizations made from personal experience aren't data.
It would be a expected defensive stance, if you did not grasp what I was saying.
Oh, we grasp it. It's just that what you are saying is inherently limited in the information you are building from and overly braod in it's conclusions. Think of it this way....you used your example of the people you work with daily to draw your conclusions. Similarly, if you sampled an oncologist, it would seem that 99% of patients have cancer, but that would be false because you aren't using a proper sample set.My stance isn't defensive, it's dismissive.