The Question of IQ versus Race, and the leftist' agenda
by Lewis Loflin
According to the left, failure and inequality of blacks and Hispanics in America is the fault of society (racism), not their own actions or an act of Nature. Charges of racism are merely part of a concerted effort by the far-left to destroy society and gain a useful political tool. But what if society is not at fault, then the "state" can't "fix" the problem, then who needs the all powerful Marxist' style state?
To quote one opinion,
Scientists and Educators are beginning to realize that low intelligence is possibly due to genetic inheritance of historically low African American IQ levels... Some have suggested intermarriage with whites to raise black IQ levels, but many in both groups have found this to be a distasteful solution with fascist underpinnings.
The New York Times raises this alarm as well that IQ is genetic and not just cultural. In the article In DNA Era, New Worries About Prejudice (New York Times Nov. 11, 2007) the PC police are already going into panic mode. To quote,
Such developments are providing some of the first tangible benefits of the genetic revolution. Yet some social critics fear they may also be giving long-discredited racial prejudices a new potency. The notion that race is more than skin deep, they fear, could undermine principles of equal treatment and opportunity that have relied on the presumption that we are all fundamentally equal...We will all be walking a fine line between using biology and allowing it to be abused...
Are these discredited because the science is wrong or for social reasons? Does that mean they will silence proof that undermines what might be only wishful thinking? If the genetic link for IQ is proven, then the entire left-wing race agenda is undermined. And we already have blatant racism against whites because of black and Hispanic failure which at minimum is their own fault if culture, and just reality if genetic. Whites today are constantly penalized and attacked for non-existent crimes most never committed even if true.
(data)...shows that European Americans are not the smartest people in America is the fact that the Asian Americans are smarter as a group than European Americans. Asians have an IQ of 103 IQ compared to 100 IQ for European Americans. Jews are the very highest. Jews have an IQ of 115 points. Probably as a result of their higher IQ, Jews have been the most productive people in the world for the size of their population. [If Hitler had utilized the Jews in Germany, he would have won World War Two. Einstein, Oppenheimer, Ferme, and Teller, who were Jews, developed the atomic and hydrogen bombs that ended World War Two and kept the United States and Europe secure since 1945 when the first atomic bomb, developed in large part by brilliant, high IQ Jewish scientists, was exploded on Hiroshima.]
The lead article in the June 2005 issue of Psychology, Public Policy and Law, a journal of the American Psychological Association, examined 10 categories of research evidence from around the world to contrast "a hereditarian model (50% genetic-50% cultural) and a culture-only model (0% genetic-100% cultural)...
"Neither the existence nor the size of race differences in IQ are a matter of dispute, only their cause," write the authors. The Black-White difference has been found consistently from the time of the massive World War I Army testing of 90 years ago to a massive study of over 6 million corporate, military, and higher-education test-takers in 2001.
"Race differences show up by 3 years of age, even after matching on maternal education and other variables," said Rushton. "Therefore they cannot be due to poor education since this has not yet begun to exert an effect. That's why Jensen and I looked at the genetic hypothesis in detail. We examined 10 categories of evidence..."Read the entire article at http://www.news-medical.net/?id=9530.
Conclusions of the Experts
To quote Charles Murray, Inequality is too often seen as something that results from defects in society that can be fixed by a more robust economy, more active social programmes, or better schools. It is just not so. The effects of inequality cannot be significantly reduced, let alone quelled, unless the government embarks on a compulsory redistribution of wealth that raises taxes astronomically and strictly controls personal enterprise. Some will call this social justice.
But on the other end in Race, Genetics, and IQ by Richard E. Nisbett he concludes, The studies most directly relevant to the question of whether the B/W IQ gap is genetic in origin provide no evidence for a correlation between IQ and African (rather than European) ancestry...Almost equally important, rigorous interventions effect IQ and cognitive skills at every stage of the life course, and the evidence on convergence clearly shows that the B/W IQ gap has narrowed in recent decades...
In my view as a community college instructor and having grown up partly in black inner-city Richmond VA, then moved back to a coal mining town in southern Appalachia, believe it's both IQ and culture. There are great variations even within groups themselves, that an IQ test isn't everything nor is it racism. The same destructive behavior of inner-city blacks is evident here in Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee with low class whites.
Second, it's about personal effort. The students I teach are often working people, in most cases displaced by plant closures, in other cases companies trying to upgrade the skills of their workers. In one case I had four displaced workers from a closed sewing factory, one female, three male. These people were in there 30s and 40s and had been out of school for years. The three men had considerable hands on, the women, a divorced mother, had more "book learning" and was superior to the men in that respect. The class I taught was digital electronics, which included number base systems (binary, hexadecimal, etc), introduction to some basic computer programming, circuit theory etc.
They were exceptional because when put together made a great team. They learned the material, made great progress, etc. that as mere high school graduates did things that would have had four year college graduates sweating blood. I've seen the same thing with my black students too. Yes anyone can learn with hard work and if given basic skills coming into the classroom.
In conclusion, everybody must be treated equally, have one standard, and equal opportunity. Expecting equality of result is utopian nonsense. We must understand we are all different and there's nothing wrong with that. I know many people with a two-year degrees making far more money than many with four-year humanities degrees. A degree is just paper and IQ means nothing if one can't change a light bulb. They must first and foremost rely on themselves, and it's up to the schools to be realistic.
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