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If anyone wants to read more on this, Gerry Shih wrote a series of articles in Dec of last year on the presence of these camps and the backlash that sends some Uyghurs into extremist groups that commit acts of terrorism or seek asylum in ISIS-held territory.

Chinese mass-indoctrination camps evoke Cultural Revolution

China’s Uighurs grapple with pull of extremism

In western China, thought police instill fear

    The detainees had to criticize and be criticized by their peers. One by one, they would also stand up before 60 classmates to present self-criticisms of their religious history.
Very Cultural Revolution

    A Turkey-based TV station run by Xinjiang exiles said almost 900,000 were detained, citing leaked government documents.
900,000 people in "re-education camps"
iammyownrushmore  ·  587 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Denying Genetics Isn’t Shutting Down Racism, It’s Fueling It

Me: "Huh, this is an interesting topic that I have strong feelings about and some amount of experience. I have yet to really read a reasonable and diligent take on besides criticism of Charles Murray-esque work. I'm far-left leaning but in no way a science denier so maybe I can get through this and give it some more thought"

    [liberals believe] All differences between men and women are a function of this social effect; as are all differences between the races.

A bit brusque, and the author is probably conservative but whatever.

    Rightists believe that human nature is utterly unchanging; conservatives tend to see the world as less plastic than liberals, and attempts to remake it wholesale dangerous and often counterproductive.

The fuck.

    I want to note first that I know many of the figures involved in this heated debate — most recently, Charles Murray, Sam Harris, and Ezra Klein — and respect each of them a great deal.


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