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  •  And the way you can tell that he isn't a racist (1+ / 0-)
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    is because he said so himself in his dissertation:

    Finally, as I emphasize throughout the text, nothing in this study suggests that immigrants should be treated on the basis of their group membership…Unlike Brigham's A Study of American Intelligence, there is no racial or ethnic policy agenda here.
    Except that Richwine claims that Blacks are 1.0 standard deviations [spurious precision] below Whites according to the American Psychological Association, or at the 17th percentile on average, and Latinos are between Blacks and Whites. Permanently. And therefore we should administer IQ tests to prospective immigrants. In which language, I wonder? And does this apply to all immigrants, in his mind? I don't think so.

    This is what the APA actually says:

    "Intelligence: Knowns and unknowns" (PDF), Neisser et al. 1996

    The differential between the mean intelligence test scores of blacks and whites (about one standard deviation, although it may be diminishing) does not result from any obvious biases in test construction and administration, nor does it simply reflect differences in socio-economic status. Explanations based on factors of caste and culture may be appropriate, but so far have little direct empirical support. There is certainly no such support for a genetic interpretation. At present, no one knows what causes this differential.
    Here are some comments from Richwine's dissertation advisers:

    Jason Richwine's Excellent Adventure

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Mon May 13, 2013 at 01:40:27 PM PDT

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