- People hate smart kids.
- Americans are way over-fascinated with calling smart people nerds, and geeks. This is not done so much in other cultures.
Obama is right about anti-intellectualism
Reasons to agree:
Background: “I try to avoid an either/or approach to solving the problems of this country. There are questions of individual responsibility and questions of societal responsibility to be dealt with. The best example is an education. I’m going to insist that we’ve got decent funding, enough teachers, and computers in the classroom, but unless you turn off the television set and get over a certain anti-intellectualism that I think pervades some low-income communities, our children are not going to achieve.” ~ Meet The Press, NBC News Jul 25, 2004