Thursday, July 26, 2012
Jews are not even 1% of the world's population and only 3% of the U.S. population, but they are 20% of the world's Nobel Prize winners and 39% of U.S. Nobel laureates
In the Weimar Republic, Jews were only 1% of the German population, but they were 10% of the country's doctors and dentists, 17% of its lawyers and a large percentage of its scientific community. Jews won 27% of Nobel Prizes won by Germans. Nearly 80% of the players in the National Basketball Association in 2011 were black, and only 17% were white while Asians were only 1%. Also, the highest-paid NBA players are black. Different groups have different talents so just because a group - such as blacks - is over- or underrepresented in a particular area, this is not evidence of discrimination.