Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Heretic at Heritage: Buchanan at his best

Via III Percent Patriots

Jason Richwine, the young conservative scholar who co-authored the Heritage Foundation report on the long-term costs of the amnesty bill backed by the "Gang of Eight," is gone from Heritage.

He was purged after The Washington Post unearthed his doctoral dissertation at the JFK School of Government.

Richwine's thesis:

IQ tests fairly measure mental ability. The average IQ of immigrants is well below that of white Americans. This difference in IQ is likely to persist through several generations.

And the potential consequences of this?

"A lack of socioeconomic assimilation among low IQ immigrant groups, more underclass behavior, less social trust and an increase in the proportion of unskilled workers in the American labor market."

Richwine defended his 166-page thesis before Harvard's George Borjas, Richard Zeckhauser and Christopher Jencks, who once edited The New Republic. But while his thesis was acceptable at Harvard — it earned Richwine a Ph.D. — it has scandalized the Potomac priesthood.

Our elites appear unanimous: Richwine's view that intelligence is not equally distributed among ethnic and racial groups, and is partly inherited, is rankest heresy. Yet no one seems to want to prove him wrong.

Consider Richwine's contention that differences in mental ability exist and seem to persist among racial and ethnic groups.

In The Wall Street Journal last month, Warren Kozak noted that 28,000 students in America's citadel of diversity, New York City, took the eighth-grade exam to enter Stuyvesant, the Bronx School of Science and Brooklyn Tech, the city's most elite high schools. Students are admitted solely on their entrance test scores.

Of the 830 students who will be entering Stuyvesant as freshmen this fall, 1 percent are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, 21 percent are white — and 75 percent are Asian.

Now, blacks and Hispanics far outnumber Asians in New York. But at Stuyvesant, Asians will outnumber blacks and Hispanics together 19-to-1.

Is this the result of racially biased tests at Stuyvesant?

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  1. indyjonesouthereMay 17, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    There is a long record going back to at least WWII that shows similar results using intelligence tests administered by the military. This is no surprise, it simply isn't politically correct.

  2. Are you a racist if you state facts it seems like it these days...Name me one country that is not majority white or have a Caucasian in power that is not in turmoil..Some of the oldest civilizations are still third world status...Nobody wants to talk about that fact though...It seems like everybody wants to make excuses instead of making something of themselves...I don't judge people by the color of there skin I judge them by their actions and their words...I have friends of all colors but they all hold the same values and morals as me..

    1. It's all just asinine. Why should I care if the average Asian has a higher IQ than an average Caucasian?

  3. I know we each have our own gift and abilities..I don't get all bent out of shape if someone is smarter, faster, stronger than me..I just strive to be the best I can be and let God take care of the rest...Its a matter of using the gift that others have to be angry and make excuses of why they aren't striving to be the best they can be...