Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Perception is Reality: A Preface

Kyle Duerstein at Panther Talk Live relates an event he witnessed at the State Fair where a young black male wasn't performing the job he was hired to do and pulled the race card when reprimanded for it.

By the time I got to the third paragraph in the post I knew where Duerstein was going with it, and, like him, sort of wished it had gone in the opposite direction.

I plan on getting into this in far greater detail in the near future, but for now I'm interested in hearing anyone's thoughts on this particular event. Kyle doesn't allow comments on his blog, so let the discussion take place here.

And watch for more on perception as reality coming soon.

3 Comments:

At 1:55 PM, August 08, 2006, Blogger elliot said...

My response is you have to be very, very careful about drawing broad conclusions from a single observation.

 
At 1:56 PM, August 08, 2006, Blogger elliot said...

And anecdotal evidence is close to no evidence. ;)

 
At 8:35 AM, August 09, 2006, Blogger Kyle said...

Drawing broad conclusions from a single event is foolish.

After seeing the same behavior in various situations over the past 5 years, it is only natural that one links them together and draws a conclusion. It's what I call logical thought.

 

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