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  •  But IQ scores are increasing all the time (0+ / 0-)

    And the black/white IQ score gap is closing. So it is certainly not some kind of static quantity that is fixed and predetermined.

    Also there is the problem with the fungibility of the category known as 'hispanics'. Hispanic is not a race category to begin with. Successfully assimilated hispanics sometimes just consider themselves white.

    And then there is the question of whether IQ scores are meaningful at all. As cited by another commenter above us, the average IQ score is 106 in South Korea, and 97 in Finaland. A significant advantage for Finland. Yet from scholastic comparison tests in recent yars- Finland has been besting S Korea.

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