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  •  The university already did (2+ / 0-)
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    ltsply2, Be Skeptical

    I have yet to encounter a single person here with expertise in the field who has read the actual dissertation.  I know from my own dissertation that is never trust a journalists summary.

    Touch all that arises with a spirit of compassion

    by Mindful Nature on Thu May 09, 2013 at 12:02:52 AM PDT

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    •  Read him and wept (1+ / 0-)
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      IQ and Immigration Policy

      Those with university library privileges can get a copy on interlibrary loan from Harvard or the Kennedy School of Government.

      Start with this summary, from Richwine himself.

      The statistical construct known as IQ can reliably estimate general mental ability, or intelligence. The average IQ of immigrants in the United States is substantially lower than that of the white native [sic] 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. Selecting high-IQ immigrants would ameliorate these problems in the U.S., while at the same time benefiting smart potential immigrants who lack educational access in their home countries.
      This is the same dreck used to try to keep my grandparents out of the US, back when it was claimed that Jews were of lower IQ than WASPs, on no better evidence. (My father and brother have Ph. D.s in pure mathematics. I joined the Peace Corps and learned Korean instead. Now I write textbooks.)

      Also Chinese and other Asians. Also every country of Europe outside England, especially Catholics from Italy, Spain, Ireland, and southern Germany. (Note: not the UK. The same racism applied to Scottish, Irish, and Welsh immigrants at various times.)

      See also Richwine, Jason, author, at OCLC WorldCat. Especially

      National Review: A POPULATION PORTRAIT - Who illegal immigrants are, and what they bring with them

      I haven't found an electronic version of this article from 2010.

      American Enterprise Institute: THE CONGEALING POT - Today's immigrants are different from waves past.

      They're not just like the Irish—or the Italians or the Poles, for that matter. The large influx of Hispanic immigrants after 1965 represents a unique assimilation challenge for the United States. Many optimistic observers have assumed—incorrectly, it turns out—that Hispanic immigrants will follow the same economic trajectory European immigrants did in the early part of the last century.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Thu May 09, 2013 at 02:05:32 PM PDT

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