Latin America Becoming Fertile Ground for Online University Courses

Tim Johnson, McClatchy, October 2, 2013

Roosemberth Palacios sports braces on his teeth and a curly mop of hair. At 16, he finds high school boring. So after school, he logs onto his computer and hunts for challenges.

He’s found them in difficult online courses offered by professors at Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He says he’s aced a course called “Machine Learning” by hotshot Stanford professor Andrew Ng, scoring a perfect 100. And he took a sophomore-level course by MIT professor Anant Agarwal called “Circuits and Electronics,” tallying 91 percent.

To patch up some weakness he saw in his own math skills, he took a course, “Numerical Analysis,” offered online by the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland. The class was in French.

The world of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, is roiling academia at universities in the United States, where they are labeled either the future or the downfall of higher education.

A few superstar professors pull in upward of 10,000 students around the globe into free, or nearly free, courses. But others perceive the courses as a dangerous fad that will shrink faculties, turn existing professors into glorified teaching assistants and replace meaningful classroom discussion with message boards and student-led forums.

Lost in the debate about online learning, however, is its impact in far-flung regions of the globe, places like the electrical engineering department at the University of El Salvador and the modest walk-up apartment of the Palacios family, above the medical clinic of Dr. Roberto Palacios Navarro, Roosemberth’s father.

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U.S. academics who offer online courses say the ability to reach undiscovered bright students in the developing world is one of the benefits of online learning.

“Nobody would disagree that, by and large, intelligence and ability are distributed equally around the globe,” said Armando Fox, a computer scientist at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of a lab there studying online courses. “It’s in everyone’s best interest to find and cultivate that talent.”

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Online courses increasingly are offered in different languages, including Spanish, French and Chinese. Technology helps ease the burden for Spanish speakers of understanding lectures in English. Most lectures have subtitles. A Google translating tool for simultaneous translation can also be used.

Already, the impact of online courses is rippling across Latin America.

“Approximately 10 percent of the 1.3 million people on the edX platform come from Latin American countries,” Dan O’Connell, a spokesman for edX, wrote in an email from Cambridge, Mass., the consortium’s headquarters. They come not only from populous countries like Brazil and Mexico, but also places such as Haiti, Belize and Uruguay, he added.

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  • John Ulfsson

    “Nobody would disagree that, by and large, intelligence and ability are distributed equally around the globe,” said Armando Fox

    Except all of the data sets and studies available that reflect the complete opposite?

    • Pelagian

      Whenever someone uses the phrase “by and large”, I reach for my gun.

      That’s some real large!

      • Norseman

        Blacks are by and large peaceful. Except for the ones who are not.

        • joesolargenius

          It is only fear that keeps them in line my good man.

    • I am disagreeing right here, in print, under my own full name.

      • APaige

        Me too. (not my real name)

      • François

        I disagree too, but how could you or I agree to what that Armando Fox clown is reported to have said?

        Is this guy for real? Does that teacher even exist? I’ll check him out.

    • Sick of it

      Makes one wonder why nations differ so much in the IQ department if we’re all so equal…

      • 1stworlder

        They didn’t have white privilege until the conquistadors came

        • François

          Well, come to think of it, they didn’t have a lot, before the Conquistadores came. They worshipped the sun, practised cannibalism…

    • JackKrak

      Sure – Danes, Australian Aboriginals, Japanese, Congolese….

      I mean, who can see any differences there?

    • Brian

      Dude can believe whatever he wants, but how naive does he have to be to think that no one disagrees with him?

    • Fr. John+

      Precisely. But there is a greater, more overarching question, that no one in the Egalitarian heresy world dares ask- But should we ‘throw our pearls before swine?”

      I’ve come to the conclusion the White Man’s Altruism (coupled with the J’s predilection for guilt-mongering, and the N’s desire to be mollycoddled from cradle to grave) is his greatest weakness. No one ever gives war secrets to the enemy, why did we even open the door to illuminating the dark corners of the world, with Western/White/Caucasian learning, literature, mechanics, physics, etc.?

      Satan (and his ‘dark’ forces) surely must be enjoying supplying his minions with the graces that fell from the Master’s table, starting with the riches of European, White Adamic Civilization.

  • David Ashton

    Why wouldn’t anyone disagree, after five minute’s thought, with the proposition that brains are universally identical?

    • me

      Great! Thanks to letting third worlders access to the internet, the Marxists that control ‘academia’ can now spread their poison EVERYWHERE! Kill a commie for mommy and save the world.

      • David Ashton

        I remember “Ashley Montagu” (rapporteur for the UNESCO Statement on Race) saying that only Australian “racism” stopped the Aborigines from expressing their “magnificent potential”. Now I have nothing against those unfortunate “desert” people, but one boomerang doesn’t make an aeroplane. However, it wasn’t such a stupid invention either, was it, folks?

  • Spartacus

    “Nobody would disagree that, by and large, intelligence and ability are distributed equally around the globe,”

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    • joesolargenius

      Spartacus you are an Artist and a Scholar , you and Question diversity and a dozen more should start a think tank on how to attract a much larger crowd to the problems discussed here!

      • Spartacus

        Our problem isn’t the size of the crowd, it’s the attitude of those who know the truth, and don’t do enough (or anything at all) about it .

        • Raised Its Ugly Head

          They know they’ll be called racist and lose their jobs. White privilege depends on a paycheck.

          • Spartacus

            That won’t happen if there are no witnesses. Or if you get rid of those who are…

          • 1stworlder

            Its dangerous enough when blacks do things so bad that even they can get fired to be the one that reports it.

      • Me? Think tank?

        If the research reports and papers are full of snark, you’ll know who wrote ’em.

      • Romulus

        Over the course of the last ten months, we’ve covered every facet of the west’s decline with hard facts, intelligent debate and honest commentary.

        Often, at times some will get frustrated with the lack of progress or awareness as per our cause and dialogue can spiral into a negative sphere. This is to be expected. However unpopular some candid truths that are reflected in the course of discussion, some will be omitted for fear of reprisal or unwanted negative attention.
        That is an unfortunate consequence in todays politically correct world.
        The good news, is that the ball is rolling. The more information that gets out for discussion, the better the chances for success.

    • Franklin_Ryckaert

      These buildings are equal “by and large”…

      • Romulus

        Did you happen to read the article on Alt. Right that covered aggressive behavior as the result of phallus length, as it pertains to the brethren?

        The bulk of the Article was well written excepting that most ridiculous of statements. It went on to list the countries that had the biggest to the smallest. Babyish being supposedly at the top and Asians at the bottom.

        So, I asked myself, how then do we explain the monstrous brutality of the Mongols, my ancestors ( the Romans), and the Norseman. All excellent warriors in their own right. All males of all species since evolution began are capable of both great compassion and violence. To correlate extreme violence with phallus length was outright scientific falsehood. The northmen, for example, were amongst the biggest specimens of male prowess in the fossil record,both in breadth and height. I found that argument to be insulting. If we’ve lost our physical endowments, it would be more of a direct result from a history of battle deaths and an industrial diet IMO.

  • bigone4u

    I sent in the link to this story a couple of days ago, with the quote we’re all discussing highlighted in my message. I am glad that Amren posted it for two reasons. First, it shows the libtard mindset in all its dysfunctional glory. Second, as more and more third worlders enroll and FAIL, the libtards will get a dose of reality. I have to add that security is lax in online courses and incentives to cheat to pass and get a good grade are high. If Africans use online learning and cheat to get their ticket to come to the USA, I’m going to be really teed off. Of course, when the cheaters arrive here, it will be clear that they are NOT rocket scientist material.

    • Anglokraut

      “Of course, when the cheaters arrive here, it will be clear that they are NOT rocket scientist material.”
      But the problem is that they’ll already have their visas; even if their sponsors withdrew sponsorship, these frauds will never leave.

      • bigone4u

        Yes, and it will be impossible to send them back. They’ll end up on welfare or attend Negro State University to hone their criminal skills.

        • Norseman

          Can you name some of the courses at NSU?

          • bigone4u

            From the NSU catalog: “The curriculum at NSU prepares its diverse student body for success. With a first rate faculty of lifers and career felons, our students learn to succeed. In fact, they are so successful, that many come back to re-enroll in our advanced courses. The progressive curriculum at NSU includes the following courses plus many more guaranteed to put you on the road to a life of crime:
            The Knock Out Game 101
            Basic Rape
            Intermediate Rape
            Advanced Rape
            Purse Snatching 101
            Drug Deals and How to Make Them
            Guns and How to Use Them in Holdups and Home Invasions
            Carjacking 101
            Murder 101, 201, 301: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced
            Advanced Seminar 300: Targeting the Elderly White Person
            Honors Seminar: Staying Out of Prison in the Future
            Come visit us at Negro State University. We have a cell with your name on it, ready and waiting.

          • Are there hands-on lab sessions for the murder and rape courses?

          • bigone4u

            Of course there are labs, Michael. There’s a reason that old saying “Never bend over in the shower to pick up a bar of soap” is good advice when enrolled at NSU.

          • Nobody ever bothered me in the showers when I was in the hoosgow.

          • Brian

            Aw, did budget cuts force the elimination of Expert Level Gibsmedats & Muh Dikking?

          • Luca

            You forgot a few:

            Rap music 101.
            Home invasion for beginners
            Chugging 40’s
            Horizontal pistols, live fire range.
            Child abandonment
            Advanced Ebonics
            Welfare fraud 201
            Flash mobs
            Breaking and Entering 101

          • bigone4u

            Good additions. The administration at NSU is always willing to offer new courses to suit changing circumstances. Everyone enrolled in Advanced Ebonics gets an A in the course and a free EBT card upon release … uh … graduation.

          • Katherine McChesney

            Perfecting Beastiality
            Practicing down-low

    • Sick of it

      Armando FOX would be disgusted at your response…but that’s a given.

    • 1stworlder

      Yea if you can take a test with another window open to look up the answers it just shows how smart google is. Even if you have the software to keep them from opening another window for a proctored test nothing stops a cheap/borrowed laptop

  • MekongDelta69

    “Nobody would disagree that, by and large, intelligence and ability are distributed equally around the globe.”

    *waves hand*
    I do, I do, Mr. Armando from Bezerkely. I only have one thing to say:

    “Nobody would disagree that you are an idiot.”

    • Raised Its Ugly Head

      He’s just proving that he’s “on the right side of history,” where all decent people believe the same thing about magic Equality.

      Using the “Everybody knows that…” fallacy gives him ground to claim that anyone who disputes him is a racist reactionary.

      I’m shocked, saddened, and disappointed that he didn’t say “Of course, nobody would disagree that…”

  • WmarkW

    “Nobody would disagree that, by and large, intelligence and ability are distributed equally around the globe,”

    Great. LEAVE THEM THERE. They need their geniuses more than we do.

    • Raised Its Ugly Head

      “There are no gifted children, only differently privileged children who create disparate impacts on Equalty; we must fight against White parents who don’t do as much for black children struggling against the lingering affects of slavery and Jim Crow as they do for their own White children.”

      • “We must fight against white parents…”

        Great. I’m a stay-at-home father for my daughter, but I wouldn’t piss on black kid if he was on fire. I’m pretty good at fighting and I always use a weapon, so bring lots of friends, Mr. Johnson.

      • Brian

        Sounds like you could have a second career writing this egal crapola! Not bad.

        • Greg Thomas

          That’s Rev Jed. He’s briliant

          “If your White daughter is not dating a nasty buck diversity, you have some more soul searching to do.”

          Rev.Jed 2012

  • Raised Its Ugly Head

    No one would disagree that the voodoo cannibal Africans and the virgin killing Aztecs each built the pyramids and invented space travel at the SAME TIME, because all are equal.

    • Franklin_Ryckaert

      Well, the Aztecs did build pyramids.

      • Bossman

        I once read a book which claimed that the reason why there are pyramids in Egypt and in Mexico is because both those populations emerged from Central Asia. One group went east and the other group went west.

        • Brian

          The reason they both have pyramids is because it’s a structure you can make just by piling up blocks, and it won’t collapse…no mortar or rebar required.

  • Charles W.

    “Nobody would disagree that, by and large, intelligence and ability are distributed equally around the globe.”

    CORRECTION: “Nobody who wants to keep their job and not be turned into an unemployable pariah in society would disagree that…”

    See, this is how the global anti-white conspiracy works in ‘capitalist’ countries. Whereas Trotsky and Lenin would have simply had you shot for speaking the truth, in ‘capitalist’ societies, the Trotskies and Lenins use economic pressure instead to muzzle you. Evidently, it’s pretty darned effective.

    • As a convicted federal felon on the Terrorist Watch List, I am already an unemployable social pariah. I have a nice home and a wonderful family. I don’t have to work a regular job. In fact, I don’t even want to.

      Since I was able to post online via friends during the three years I was locked up, there is no effective way to muzzle me.

      My headline was always “Bongo Bongo Bongo in the Concrete Congo”.

  • dd121

    “Nobody would disagree that, by and large, intelligence and ability are distributed equally around the globe,”

    I disagree.

    • Franklin_Ryckaert

      That means you are “nobody”.

  • Charles W.

    The subtitle of this article reminds me of the below idiotic quote from the authoritative (among anti-whites) tome “Guns, Germs and Steel”:

    “[My grass-skirt, bone-through-nose-wearing New Guinean guide] and I both knew perfectly well that New Guineans are on the average at least as smart as Europeans.” – Jared Diamond

    • Sick of it

      The name says it all.

    • Franklin_Ryckaert

      Correction, should be : “are on the average at least as smart as Jared Diamond”.
      (Jared Diamond, as we all know, wears a grass-skirt and has a bone through his nose).

  • Global Minority

    “Nobody would disagree that, by and large, intelligence and ability are distributed equally around the globe,” said Armando Fox
    Really? Laughable! I can’t stop laughing. Take a look at the different countries. Haiti for example vs. any European country. That ought to tell you something rate there! Oh wait I got it! It’s “racism” that has kept countries like Haiti from entering the 20th century. Stupid me

    • Chris Granzow XI

      Even the Domincans don’t want Haitians coming to their side of the island.
      – nbclatino. com/2013/09/28/dominican-republic-to-end-citizenship-for-haitian-descended-residents/

      • The Dominicans massacred 20,000 Haitians in one week in 1937.

        • IstvanIN

          President Trujillo was big on lightening the Dominican Republic.

  • Bossman

    This is all so new. Only the future will tell. Online learning will present an opportunity and a challenge to the people of the Third World.

    • Anglokraut

      I’m going to get down votes for saying this, but I don’t care: I’d put money on do-gooders during the 300-odd years of the Peculiar Institution saying the same thing about teaching blacks how to read.

      • 1stworlder

        I guess you haven’t seen Detroit’s illiteracy rate

        • Anglokraut

          I have. My comment was in response to the comment that online learning presents new challenges and opportunities to non-whites. All those Whites who taught slaves to read and write did nothing more than give those slaves the tools to instigate eventually, a civil war.

          • Jesse James

            The slaves did not instigate or win the American Civil War. Northern whites were the ones who effected that change. What black units that were organized in the north were “by and large” window dressing to address the growing complaints by white northerners about the draft and the great numbers of white deaths and maimings on behalf of blacks who were commonly despised. “Why should we fight and die for black freedom when they aren’t willing to themselves?” Despite the propaganda intent of the popular movie “Glory” blacks really played an insignificant role in the fighting of the Civil War. The North did use these organized groups of black Union soldiers to humiliate and punish the white South after the end of the war which led to the Southerners efforts to resist Reconstruction and the birth of the Klan.

          • Anglokraut

            I was referring to the Frederick Douglasses of the time.

          • I would have traveled to the South and enlisted there. Call me a neo-Copperhead: States’ rights.

            One doesn’t always get to choose sides, however. If I’d been a Union conscript, I’d have deserted and then gone south.

            If I had been young during World War One, I’d have CO’d or gone to prison. If I’d been young during World War Two, I’d have volunteered for the USMC. In Korea or Vietnam, ditto. I don’t have a problem fighting, but I think wars in Europe are inherently tragic, and with 20-20 hindsight, I couldn’t imagine being a part of that again.

            We’re going to have one here, and I’m sorry about that.

    • Jefferson

      Will your Azteca Squat Monster Raza ever produce their own version of Michael Dell and Steve Jobs for example ?

      It seems your Raza on average are not very technologically savvy, hence why they are vastly under represented in America’s major tech companies despite being the largest Nonwhite group in the U.S.

      it must be the fact that your Raza on average a simple people who were just born to do simple menial jobs.

      • Bossman

        These “Squat Monsters” are contributing and have contributed to American civilization and modern civilization. The futurists are predicting that Mexico’s economy will be in the top ten in the coming decades.

        • Anglokraut

          *citation needed

          • Bossman

            What citation do you want? I can give you a lot of books to read and weblinks.

          • Anglokraut

            Then post them along with your pro-Mexican comments. That is why you are here, is it not–to be the pro-Mexican troll?

          • Bossman

            I’m not necessarily pro-Mexican; I’m pro-North American. I want this region of the world to remain number one. I said that the natives of Mexico have contributed to world civilization. Here’s a book that you should read to understand what I’m talking about:
            Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World by Jack Weatherford.

          • Anglokraut

            There is only one reason why North America flourished, and the inverse of this reason is why North America is in decline.

          • Bossman

            North America flourished because the native Americans did not overpopulate it. Have you ever asked yourself why Europeans were never able to extend themselves into Africa and much of East Asia as they did in the Americas? There are many subtle reasons why this is so. For the first 300 years after the discovery of the Americas, mostly European bachelors came; if they did not find the native women attractive enough to mate with, America would have never flourished; that too is another subtle reason.

          • IstvanIN

            Africa wasn’t over populated 200 years ago and it didn’t flourish. Africa and Asia didn’t become White because the colonial powers didn’t practice genocide. They could have wiped Africa clean if they wanted. The US was built by White men despite the Indians attempts to stop it.

          • Bossman

            The U.S. was built by white men with great from the American Indians and the enslaved Africans.

          • IstvanIN

            Oh yeah, right. Africans were nothing more than inefficient farm equipment that the steam engine made obsolete. The Indians were always on the attack, killing the settlers. We would have done quite nicely without either.

          • Bossman

            After the steam engine was invented, the cotton mills became more efficient and the demand for slaves grew even bigger. The American south went to war to protect that industry. The American Indians killed the settlers only after they became too greedy.

          • Luca

            The American Indians had a culture of warfare, slaughter, genocide and sacrifice long before the Europeans arrived. How do you think Cortez conquered 10’s of millions of people while he had only 500 men and very limited supplies? He convinced other Indian tribes to join him in a war against the Aztecs who were their natural enemies.

            American Indians and settlers killed each other due to a clash of cultures. Their civilizations were not compatible. The Europeans had the upper hand in intelligence, technology, culture, and disease resistance.

          • Bossman

            My main point is that Europeans interbred with native women all over the Americas—not just in Mexico. My second point is that in the beginning, the Europeans were very dependent on native people for their survivals. There was conflict but there was also a lot of co-operation and trading. The fur trade lasted for several hundred years. Who do you think was doing all the trapping of the animals? North America grew very rich on the backs of the Indians. The British acquired all of western Canada without firing a shot.

          • IstvanIN

            1) With the industrial revolution slavery became less and less necessary. The number of farmers needed to feed 100 people has dropped consistently over the last 150 years.
            2) The Indians killed the settlers because the settlers were strangers, not of their tribe, who were encroaching on their territory. Something we should be doing.

          • Bossman

            You’re completely wrong as usual. The industrial revolution created a great demand for cotton to feed the mills and they needed more and more slaves for that. Just before the Civil War, slavery was growing by leaps and bounds and the South decided to fight to protect that lucrative business. The settlers were encroaching on Indian territory so fast that they had almost nothing left so naturally they put up a last stand.

          • Katherine McChesney

            Google Jared Taylors Indian friends site: David Yeagley. He can give you good information about the Indian tribes.

          • Bossman

            David Yeagley who doesn’t look like a real Indian appears to be a right-wing jerk and somewhat of an ass.

          • Luca

            With all due respect, your posts indicate you have been indoctrinated. I have a decent background in American history both through formal education and being self taught. The reason why so many North American Indians died out was precisely because they lacked European DNA to resist European diseases. Most of the interbreeding in North America (excluding Mexico) was compliments of a minority of French fur traders and those numbers pale in comparison to what the Spaniards did. Englishmen looked down upon the Indians as uncivilized savages and basically brought their own women with them. The Spaniards essentially slaughtered the majority of male Indians and took the women as sex slaves. That is why they were able to create a subcontinent of mestizos resistant to all the diseases the Northern Indians fell prey to.

            European women have been coming to America regularly since the 1600’s and the numbers increased as time went by.

            The “squat monsters” as you call them, take more than they contribute and they contribute very little to modern society other than unskilled labor. Mexico has plenty of oil, minerals, tourism, two oceans for commerce, railroads, agriculture, etc, it should have a powerhouse economy and yet it is third world caliber. Reason: Low IQ workforce and corruption in politics. Mexico will never be a world power in your lifetime or mine.

            North America did not “flourish” under the Indians, it remained virtually in the Mesolithic era for 1000’s of years. Most Indians were hunter-gatherers with stone tools and limited agriculture.

            White Europeans were innovators, risk takers, high IQ, hard working, pioneers, settlers, explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs farmers, and visionaries who took raw wilderness and created the greatest country in the history of the world.

          • Bossman

            I think your study of American history is incomplete and superficial. All the early European settlers interbred with native women. I once read a book by an English woman who toured the great lakes region of southern Ontario in Canada in the early 1800s. In that book which was called Summer wishes and Winter Dreams. In it she described of meeting many Englishmen and Irishmen and everyone of them were married to native women. Some had 2 or 3 wives. The more wives they had the more land they would get from the Indian chief. What was notable about that book was that the author, a certain Mrs. Jamerson, described many of the native women as having the beauty that approached the classical beauty of ancient Greece and Rome.

          • Luca

            One book of anecdotes in Canada from 1838 does not describe centuries of history on a continent. The proof is in the decimation of the Northern tribes and the proliferation of mestizos in the “Latin American” tribes. The proof is in the pudding. there is DNA evidence to support the fact I mentioned about Spanish/ Portuguese male DNA lines in all the mestizos of South and Central America.

          • Bossman

            The only reason why you see more Mestizos in Latin American is because Latin America was never flooded with European immigrants the way that Canada and the USA was. Englishmen, Scotsmen, and Frenchmen interbred with native women just as much as the Spaniards and the Portuguese did.

          • Luca

            Not only was Latin America flooded with European immigrants (mostly Spanish and Portuguese) who completely changed the culture of the region, it also took on the vast majority of the trans-Atlantic African slaves (6 to 10 million)

            We’re done. Regardless of what you may have read, your common sense is completely lacking on this subject.

          • Bossman

            I’m going to have the last word on this. It is you who is lacking in common sense on this subject. Latin America can become whiter than it is now but in the case of Mexico, it knows that as soon as it does that, it will be annexed by the USA, just as Mexican Texas was annexed, just as Mexican California was annexed, just as Mexican Arizona was annexed, just as Mexican Colorado was annexed, just as Mexican Utah was annexed etc. and etc.

          • IstvanIN

            If the US had taken out all the Mexicans and made the territory Anglo, like the US and Canada used to be, then ALL North America would be nice. Instead Mexico is taking out the US, and creeping into Canada, and making us like them.

            Do you really think a country that is mostly illiterate poor with a few oligarchs at the top is better than mostly middle-class America and Canada?

          • Bossman

            Mexico is still being integrated into North America. These things take time. FYI: Modern North America began in Mexico. The first thriving settlements in the New World were in Mexico and the Caribbean. The early British settlers in British North America used Spanish currency minted from Mexican silver.

          • IstvanIN

            Modern North America may have started in Mexico, and yes the British, French and Americans used the Spanish Real, but then what happened? The Spaniards interbred with the Indians and the result was low-IQ Mexico. Be real, a non-European society is garbage.

          • Bossman

            I’m not a Mexican and I’ve not been there. But it seems to me that Mexico is one country that can turn itself white if it wants to. They may actually enjoy being low IQ and non-white. Happiness can take on many forms. All over the Americas, Europeans interbred with native women, the reason why it is not so obvious in the USA and Canada is because those two countries were flooded with European immigrants in a massive way during the 19th century.

          • IstvanIN

            The British brought women with them to the New World and didn’t need to interbreed with the natives, that is why we were so White for so long, not because of late 19th century immigration. And maybe the the Indians and Mestizos are happy being low IQ, savage, and backward, doesn’t mean my country or Canada should drag themselves down to their level.

            The only way Mexico could “turn white” would get me banned from this site. I say let Mexico wallow in its own garbage and stay the heck out of my country.

          • Bossman

            You’re completely wrong about that. The first white settlers in Canada were fur traders who mostly married native women. Almost all the so-called Mountain men in the U.S. who went west were single men who interbred with native women. Until steam ships were invented in the early 1800s, very few European women would dare to cross the Atlantic. America before the 1800s was considered to be place populated mainly by savages and no place for a decent white woman. This is how most Europeans viewed America. The women who dared to cross the Atlantic were mostly “fallen” women. The classic novel Molly Flanders is a good example of that.

        • Jefferson

          If Squat Monsters are contributing so much to American civilization, why does California have one of the highest poverty rates in the country ? It ain’t my people (the White race) that is helping to contribute in the increase in poverty there.

          So it must be your people.

          • Bossman

            California is still the golden state. If they have the highest poverty rate, why is the price of an average house around half a million Dollars? It should be like Detroit where you can get a house for a few thousand Dollars.

          • You just answered your own question.

            For all of California’s problems, it’s still a desirable place to live in certain parts, and a great place to be if you’re rich. But the parts that can be developed for residential use are limited because of environmental considerations, restricted water supply, climate desirability, and other factors. When good chunks of those areas are ghetto or barrio, this further limits desirable neighborhoods. Very restricted supply combined with a high demand from rich people equals….you guessed it.

            But that doesn’t mean it’s at all desirable if you’re a young white married couple starting out and thinking about having kids. You can forget about that.

          • Luca

            In So. Cal, the Whites live in isolated “islands” of good neighborhoods. However, everything is crumbling around those islands and it’s only a matter of time before those islands will get invaded.

          • Luca

            Supply and demand. Lots of people want to live here for lots of reasons. When you can borrow $300,000 at 3.75 %, and you have 4 family members with incomes and the mortgage is about $2k a month, it is doable. Also a lot of Mexican-Americans like being close to Mexico.

    • Online learning presupposes that these Fourth World retards have electricity, computers and internet access. Who do you imagine will be expected to pay for these things? Moreover, it also also assumes that Mr. Oogabooga will actually want to learn anything, instead of trying Nigerian-style 419 scams.

      The quote is correct in that it will present a challenge. Everything else is a challenge to these imbeciles, so why would learning be an exception?

      • Franklin_Ryckaert

        Internet cafes are found everywhere in the Third World, but whether they will be used for learning is another question.

        • I doubt they will read any of my Wikipedia pieces about World War One airplanes.

        • Brian

          Learning how to do the Nigerian prince western union scams perhaps.

      • DiversityIsDeath

        It also presupposes that they are LITERATE.

  • Luca

    If intelligence is distributed equally around the globe, it is only because of the Jewish, Armenian, or Asian diaspora and American/European expatriates living abroad.

  • Rhialto

    I have some familiarity with these programs as they have been available for several years. They can be a good choice for students who want learn a subject, but are not concerned with academic credits. The programs that I observed did not offer any real academic credits.

  • DonReynolds

    “Nobody would disagree that, by and large, intelligence and ability are distributed equally around the globe”
    I absolutely disagree. I guess I am Nobody.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      There are a lot of us Nobodies out there.

  • William Allingham

    in mexico you have a narcissistic elite which happens to be whiter than the rest of mexico but culturally they have nothing in common with white people from Europe or America.

    indians in mexico were politically conquered by the spanish but whites in mexico are being culturally conquered (or absorbed) by the indian majority.

    its simple maths: whites are only 5% in mexico and the majority dictates what kind of culture prevails (the kind of culture whites will learn there from cradle to death)

    whites in mexico slowly but surely became ignorant, bad tasted and corrupt compared to their European ancestors, they got “mexicanized” (they are only more intelligent than non whites).

    that’s what happens to whites when they become isolated and culturally impoverished by living everyday between non-whites; they don’t have enough white people from whom intellectually nourish themselves and with whom manifest their true character.

    its like a beautiful melody whose signal weakens and distorts so much, to the point of sounding bad in a radio.

    • Bossman

      The whites in Latin America are now paying close attention to North American lifestyles and most of them try to act like North Americans.

      • William Allingham

        not just now.. they have been paying close attention for centuries, in fact any trace of civilization in mexico can be traced back to European contact (even tequila and sombreros came from European influence)

        there was a time when mexican leaders desperately started to import culture to mexico from Europe (including music and food)

        they dreamed on “Europeanizing” their country but demography is destiny and the contrary happened. European import became mexicanized and an ugly spawn gestated.

        this fragile bubble of American influence in which the elite lives cannot really sustain itself because at the end of the day they still depend on their indian population to write their books, police their streets, to sing their songs, craft their arts, create their products and administer their offices (obviously in mexican style)

        in such a hostile environment as mexico there was some kind of selection in which only the unsympathetic and cruel whites survived and became the ruling class . The rest of naive and nice whites (the majority) were long ago absorbed by the indian population.

        mexican whites are just a superficial parody of Europeans with imported clothes and money hiding mexican values and believes.

        you know, i have seen and read about their nasty businesses (they are unbelievable)

        theres a huge difference between a middle class, healthy, noble European and the super-rich, superficial, narcissistic white-mexican who doesnt mind to live between aliens as long as he feels he dominates (this last attitudes remind me so much to aztec emperors)

  • bubo

    “Nobody would disagree that, by and large, intelligence and ability are distributed equally around the globe,” said Armando Fox

    Certainly no one in liberal academia, that is. Reality tells a different story though.

    • Franklin_Ryckaert

      Reality is politically incorrect.

  • Chris Granzow XI

    Exactly. Turn on telemundo one of these days. Most of the telenovelas they show are imported from Colombia (caracol tv), but all of the actors look european. I was paging through channels the other day and realized that there are more white people on the spanish channels than on the regular cable networks.

    • Bossman

      Yes, that is true. You certainly do not see many black or Asian faces on Latin American TV. Brazil has the largest black population outside of Africa yet very few Blacks are to be seen on Brazilian TV.

  • Norseman

    Well, admittedly there are intellectually gifted individuals beyond the white and yellow stocks, but actually I would dispute that ” by and large, intelligence and ability are distributed equally around the globe”.

    • Luca

      He has a facebook page, check it out. His daddy is a doctor, looks like a gringo and the name “Roosemberth” doesn’t exactly sound hispanic.

      A little European DNA goes a long way. Plus he appears to not have the typical third-world home life.

      To use him as an example is quite misleading, he is the exception rather than the rule.

      Of course there are gifted individuals of all races, but it’s the percentages that count.

      • IstvanIN

        They always play up European, or nearly European, Latin Americans as being of the “Hispanic” race, as if racially they are the same as the Indians and mestizos and blacks/mulattoes. A few months back some very white, good looking guy from either Columbia or Venezuela as being the first Hispanic for some entertainment industry job. It was a joke, the guy was whiter than most of us.

  • dumbfuckdemocrats

    If intelligence and ability are distributed equally, then all civilizations would have been equal from the start.

  • Lagerstrom

    Looks like a sand castle.

  • Brian
  • Lagerstrom

    “By and large” indeed. Fifty percent here, sixty percent there.

  • Bossman

    The taming of the wilderness of North America was a joint effort by Europeans, enslaved Africans and Native Americans. And the native Americans contributed in many hidden and subtle ways.

  • Bossman

    I think you’re correct in your analysis and assertions. But American Media like to believe that Brazil is 50% Black. I’ll be more honest next time.

  • Bossman

    From what I’ve heard and read is that the entire French-speaking population of Canada are descended from an original population of 237,000 French bachelors who mostly interbred with native women.

  • Bossman

    I can expand on that as much as you want but you’ve to be ready to read a lot of books. Most white settlements in North America took place on what was already Indian villages and Indian trading posts. The idea that whites started from scratch in a complete wilderness is completely untrue. In those early years, the whites were completely dependent on the Indians. As for the fur trading business, it was the Indians who did most of the work.

  • WR_the_realist

    While it is heartening that a young man like Roosemberth Palacios can use the internet to move his education forward much further than he could go at his local school, I fail to see how that proves that intelligence and ability are distributed equally around the globe. I suspect that a much higher percentage of Japanese teenagers could take advantage of an advanced circuits course than, say, Haitian teenagers. You’ll find smart people everywhere, but you’ll find a lot more smart people in some places than in others.

  • Gereng

    The abos are believed to have created that desert by indiscriminate purposely set fires to kill and cook game. They are not very intelligent. For example: even the Papuans invented the bow and arrow while abos were still using the atlatl when whites arrived there. That weapon is generally believed the most primitive of all contrived weapons.

  • evilsandmich

    From wiki: He believed that the French colonial administration were responsible for the design and wrote that it looked like a cross between a hedgehog and a church organ

  • David Ashton

    The Bushmen also have gifts that other peoples lack.
    The Tibetans are not especially stupid but thought the Maoist aeroplanes would disturb the spiriits in the upper air, and thought radios had a little man inside.
    We all need to discriminate carefully – in our judgements.
    But “Montagu” was mistaken in suggesting that “full-blood” aborigines could easily adapt into a western urban society or compete in its universities; the studies by Porteus alone indicated the difficulty in that.

  • Great post and overview, and I is very true that the ability to reach undiscovered bright students in the developing world is one of the benefits of online learning. Online education is great when you want to either have the flexibility to study at your own pace, just want to learn something new, or physical attending an education institute is not practical. I believe the internet have come to stay…