There was a study conducted and a book written on the subject which revealed that IQ in blacks was one standard deviation lower than that of whites in
Excerpt from The Bell Curve 1994
"Inequality of endowments, including intelligence, is a reality. Trying to pretend that inequality does not really exist has led to disaster.
Trying to eradicate inequality with artificially manufactured outcomes has led to disaster. It is time for America once again to try living with
inequality, as life is lived: understanding that each human being has strengths and weaknesses, qualities we admire and qualities we do not admire,
competencies and incompetencies, assets and debits; that the success of each human life is not measured externally but internally; that all of the
rewards we can confer on each other, the most precious is a place as a valued fellow citizen." (pp 551-552)
This was a very controversial book of course and regardless of its merit took a lot of flak.
One has to wonder though…
Could it possibly be the 800lb gorilla in the room no one wants to acknowledge? The races on the planet are different not only in physical appearance
but in their mental make-up and ability - be it intellect, drive and or ability to succeed as a group. Can the disparity really all be
Whatever you want to call it there is a clear and glaring disparity in the relative successes of the different racial groups. There are certain and
glaring differences in the willingness of different races to surrender the individual to the greater good, their sexual habits, spending vs. saving
and marital commitments along with the role of fatherhood. This transcends geography and boarders.
I am neither a social scientist, economist, nor an anthropologist but there has to be some reason that even in America after 3-4 generations now of
affirmative action and preferential treatment that the black population has not improved their overall social success rate - quite the opposite; it is
in decline. I do not accept the reason being all outside factors like racism and economic oppression and other crap. It has to come from somewhere
inside as well.
More crime, less education, more teen births, more addiction and almost every other mark of failure in a culture have increased despite all the
favorable "leg-up" type programs to break the cycle. The programs have lead to dependence not independence.
Along with intelligence there are many factors in a groups’ success. There has been some research done in the past on the racial predispositions to
certain social norms and mental ability, nature vs. nurture and other kinds of studies but regardless of the caliber of the study the people just
won’t hear it for some reason.
Most rational minded academics avoid the issue for fear of being branded a racist for even posing the question. They fear being defunded, blackballed
and ridiculed based on emotion and politics rather than science.
What strikes me as odd is that any rational person is more than willing to accept at face value that there are real physical and genetic differences
However, the mere implication or suggestion of the same regarding any perceived differences in mental ability (intelligence) or social success must
be related to outside factors not genetics. This seems absurd to me.
I remember well as I stated above the Bell Curve and the controversy it generated. There is some compelling data in that book to support real genetic
predisposition towards IQ in different races. It went from ridiculed, to challenged to forgotten and ignored in a short span of time.
There will never be a reasonable and scientific study on the issue because I fear no one really wants to know the truth. For many the fear is that
the results won't fit their perceptions that we are all simply the same and nurture is the only factor in intelligence because that would crash the
welfare, entitlement and affirmative action state of our current society. Others can't or won't accept that any real genetic difference can exist
in intellect because they feel it would disenfranchise a race of human beings by discouraging them to achieve. Some, albeit a minority who are
perhaps real racists fear the opposite, that there would be no difference and they would no longer be able to feel superior on hyperbole alone. Then
there are those who fear the truth period.
Unfortunately most people will just have a visceral programmed response to any objective study of the success of different racial groups with “we
are all human” and charging whomever the person posing the question with racism….
Until we reach the point in science where we can just report the facts without emotion and political shenanigans no viable or credible study will be
done into the genetics of intelligence in different races of the human species.
The racial issue is a touchy one especially in America – Eric Rush has a great book out called Negrophillia. It is a good study of how in America
race relations and the institutional indoctrination of our kids in school and through mass media to more favorably view black culture. He also opines
that this idolization of this culture is leading to an America that idolizes criminals, deadbeat dads, welfare dependency and drug use. This can drag
the country nowhere but down.
We all my be human but in 5000+ years of recorded History one thing has become clear – there are clear and real differences in the relative societal
success rates of different racial groups. There has to be more to it than victimhood and poverty.
It is time someone did some real objective research into the topic and quite beating around the bush…
We may never actually have the truth until someone investigates this on the genetic level - but until we leave the emotion of race behind this will
never happen. I think too many people are afraid of what might actually come to be discovered.