I’ve been putting off posting on this until I could get a round up of good reactions:
“Liberals rediscover IQ” — which they only believe in when it “proves” some (literal) moron shouldn’t be executed, and now, that conservatives are dumber than they are.
The essential point to make here is that the average Democratic Party member is very likely not as intelligent as the average Republican, since the Democratic Party contains more minorities, who on average score lower on IQ tests than whites. But once you point out something like that, liberals go into IQ denial.
From the comments:
From the article: “People with lower cognitive abilities also had less contact with people of other races.”
That leapt out at me. I wonder how they measured this, or if they actually measured, rather than assuming. I’d like to see what contortions they went through to demonstrate that the lower orders had less exposure to “diversity” than their betters.
Lemme guess – Eastern European au pair, Guatemalan cleaning lady, annual vacations abroad in nice tourist spots or on SWPL eco-tours, professional level Chinese or PhD Brahmins among one’s colleagues, live in leafy (aka lily-white) nabes? 1000 points for “contact with other races”.
Can’t afford to join the white flight out of one’s now overwhelmingly “minority” part of the city, kids get beat up by NAMs at school in lieu of being taught reading and math, have been mugged, burglarized, raped, or beaten up one or more times by vibrants [ME: that’s a keeper], nobody on the public transport you take speaks a common language, but you do happen to enjoy some “implicitly white” social activity? Insulated rube, 0 contact points.
Those of average intelligence often never go to college, thereby avoiding exposure to the most intense sorts of multicultural propaganda. Instead they find themselves living blue collar lives that bring them into regular contact with blacks and Hispanics. The Archie Bunkers of this world have never heard of Charles Murray or Richard Lynn; but they get their noses rubbed in reality every day, and their sense of smell works just fine, thank you. (These are the people I grew up among.)
- “Racism, IQ and Cedric the Entertainer”
- “Is intelligence inherited? Jane North and Jane South take the IQ test”
- Sailer, of course:
In the 40 years I’ve followed testing stats, the biggest change in American racial rankings has been that the cognitively rich have gotten richer: Asians are pulling away from whites on high-stakes tests. In California in 2009, there were 49 National Merit Semifinalists named Wang versus only seven Smiths and one Cohen.
In 2000, I devised my own Ameliorist theory after reading a 1999 study that breastfeeding raised IQ by five points. With only 30% of black mothers breastfeeding versus 60% of white mothers, I calculated that persuading black women to breastfeed at the white rate would close one-tenth of the white-black IQ gap of around 15 points. (…)
If somebody invented a magic bullet tomorrow that would somehow eliminate racial IQ disparities among all babies born from now on, measurable (though diminishing) gaps in the total population would still exist until everybody alive today is dead in the 22nd century.