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May 10, 2013

The Other Bell Curve: Poor Blacks and Immigrants Outperform Whites in School

The Other Bell Curve: Poor Blacks and Immigrants Outperform Whites in School

by Pascal Robert and Yvette Carnell

The conservative Heritage Foundation is in hot water for hiring a hack who believes that immigrants can never fit into American society because of their elementary schooldeficient brains.

Jason Richwine was hired to write a study for the Heritage Foundation which concluded that immigration reform would cost the U.S. $6.3 trillion dollars. But detractors aren’t nearly as concerned with that study as they are with the one that calls into question the IQ of immigrants:  “No one knows whether Hispanics will ever reach IQ parity with whites, but the prediction that new Hispanic immigrants will have low-IQ children and grandchildren is difficult to argue against.”

 Richwine wrote in his Harvard thesis that immigrants would never assimilate because of their brain defects:

The average IQ of immigrants in the United States is substantially lower than that of the white native population, and the difference is likely to persist over several generations. The consequences are 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.

Even if you were to take this sort of race essentialism seriously, you’d also be forced to consider the other side of the coin, such as the British study which showed that blacks and immigrants performed better than poor whites:

Poor white children are already behind their black classmates by the age of seven – and the gap grows rapidly after the age of 11, the Financial Times study found.


These results echo findings last month from an analysis of primary school results which found that poor white boys had fallen below almost every other category of pupil.
Why doesn’t anyone ever mention the reports about poor whites who are falling behind when discussing IQ? No mention of that, but there is always a push to attack minorities, as was the case with The Bell Curve. This is all a distraction away from the real issue here –poverty–not gray brain matter.
Richwine’s insidious and racist attacks were deplorable. That he was hired as a senior policy analyst at a think tank  after graduating  from Harvard University with a Ph.D. in 2009 just goes to show what Harvard is letting in (and out) these days.
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One thought on “The Other Bell Curve: Poor Blacks and Immigrants Outperform Whites in School

  1. DemondHugoBossBrown says:

    They shouldn’t assimilate, becsuse this standing system is corrupt. …

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