1/ I've tried in the past to find out *precisely* what this woman's role was in developing the Moderna vaccine, but all I've been able to learn is that she was part of two research teams that contributed to developing the vaccine.
2/ The post-Floyd PR campaign that made her the poster child for "black scientific achievement" seemed mostly fake to me from the beginning — sort of the typical semi-patronizing overselling of any crumb of black accomplishment in areas of STEM.
3/ Her CV, apart from being part of the Moderna vaccine development, seems unremarkable.

This fits the pattern I've seen all my life. Whether it's the new Chinese-American comedian or the new white sprinter or the new black scientist — the establishment desperately wants us...
4/ ... to believe that equal abilities exist in all groups across all fields despite the mountains of evidence that this simply is not (and probably will never be) the case.

Dr. Corbett, soon to be a *Harvard* professor, seems to be just the latest manifestation of this cringe.

If you want to reduce the main point I'm making in this thread to two words, here they are:

Harvard professor.
The feel-good narrative in the MSM about Dr. Corbett — including Fauci singling her out *individually* for credit — was set up so that the inference could be made that it was her own scientific research that had produced the breakthroughs responsible for the vaccine.
Did this campaign work?

It sure as hell did. I promise you that if you go to certain parts of leftwing and black Twitter, her name will come up over and over again as the person responsible for the Moderna vaccine.
More on the scientists whose work led to the development of the vaccine:

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The composite SAT score gap between Asians and whites exploded from being virtually non-existent to being almost the same size as that between whites and blacks.

It's the gap that no one talks that much about (it's less incendiary) but may end up being every bit as impactful. Image
It's easily explainable: Positive selection in Asian immigration means that Asian immigrants today (many of whom emigrate to the US to work in tech) tend to come from their nations' cognitive elites (this is particularly true of Indians & ethnic Chinese).
This was not the case until about twenty or thirty years ago, and only really began accelerating over the last decade.
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1/ The Montana Attorney General has just released his opinion on critical race theory (CRT) instruction in that state's public schools, and it's reasonable, well-argued, and worth reading.

This thread summarizes it.

2/ "A school unlawfully discriminates on the basis of race if it has effectively caused, encouraged, accepted, tolerated or failed to correct a racially hostile environment."
3/ "Antiracism therefore assigns immutable negative characteristics to individuals solely based upon their race or ethnicity. And it manages to frame any philosophical disagreement or objection to this assignment as—you guessed it—racism."
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The only people who claim that behavioral variation among people has nothing to do with their genes are ideologues: “pure blank slaters."

— Jerry Coyne

"We know that virtually all studies of traits that vary among individuals—be those traits morphological, physiological, or behavioral—show that some or even a lot of the variation in a population is based on variation in the genes of different individuals."
"For some traits, like adult IQ, number of sexual partners, alcohol dependence, autism spectrum placement, and schizophrenia, heritabilities are over 50%."
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"You know, basically 95% of all scientific advances of the past 500 years, most of the cultural advances, the spread of democracy, and historically-unprecedented prosperity. That iPhone in your pocket, that prescription drug that keeps you alive, the car that gets you to work..."
Western civilization is my culture. The greatest culture in the history of the world. That's what "I like about being white." That this civilization is my cultural lineage.
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Identity politics, whether you like it or not, is the future.

Fighting against it will be as futile as trying to reverse the direction of ocean tides.

It's peaking now, but will ebb slightly, and then return like a tsunami once whites become a majority minority around 2045.
The key is not to fight the inevitable, but to harness the power of your group to keep it from being inundated. It's going to be ugly and brutal.
The pill is black, but if you refuse to take it, you won't survive.
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1930-1960: Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, Katherine Hepburn, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Bette Davis, James Stewart, Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda...
1960-1990: Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Paul Newman, Sophia Loren, Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Al Pacino, Sidney Poitier, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Jack Nicholson, Harrison Ford...
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