I am starting to believe "white" people, as a group, build better societies for human living, and in this respect, are superior in some significant way to other races. CMV please. (self.changemyview)
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The Human Development Index (HDI) is a measure for the "potential for human development", per the United Nations. It was created by the UN and ranks countries based on a number of factors such as life expectancy, gross national income, and years of schooling.
- Of the top 25 countries, 20 countries have "white" origins, are "run/governed" by mostly "white" people, and/or have a "white" majority in their population.
I looked up 'Happiest Countries' on Google and came across this Forbes article. The list is based on measures collectively called The Prosperity Index, developed by a group called the Legatum Institute (seems legit enough if it's on Forbes).
- Of the top 20 countries on that list, 1-17 are countries of "white" origins, are "run/governed" by mostly "white" people, and/or have a "white" majority in their population.
Another list, found through this Business Insider article, ranks the "Top 15 countries with the Highest Quality of Life".
- Of the 15 listed, 15 are countries of "white" origins, are "run/governed" by mostly "white" people, and/or have a "white" majority in their population.
So please, r/changemyview, CMV. I really dislike this thought which has stuck in my mind for a while now. In no way am I saying that "white" people are better than all other races in all ways. Actually, I have no clue what makes white people better at building happier places to live, if they are better at that.
I am not white myself.
How I define "white" is pretty loose, but I suppose my definition of a white person is someone who would check the "Caucasian" box on any official document and that would be more true than false. Like I said, it's a loose definition.
419 comments submitted at 04:06:57 on Jan 2, 2014 by curiousduck905