A Day at the Races
Had you asked me, two weeks ago, if there was a racial component to IQ, I would've answered with an emphatic "Hell no!" After all (and I know that you can't base a theory about an entire group on the actions of a few erratic individuals) isn't Derek Pitts Black while is Lisa "Blair" Whelchel is White?...really, really White.
The problem is that I've always said the difference between Liberals and Conservatives is that Liberals look at all the evidence before forming their opinions, while Conservatives burn books and molest puppies. So, let's take a look at the evidence. We'll start with argument for Race having an impact on IQ:
Now we'll look at the other evidence for Race having an impact on IQ (please note that I'll be leaning heavily - some might say plagiarizing - on a series of pieces written for Slate by William Saletan). Let's go to the scoreboard:
In first place among ethnic groups residing in the US we have the Jews with an average IQ of 113. Congratulations on your victory, Jews. Let's just hope the awards ceremony isn't in Alabama.
In second place it's the Asians, chalking up an average IQ of 106. Not the top of the heap, but still clever enough to play joke by putting pee-pee in your coke.
Whites (aka "The Man", "Honkies", and "Mr. Charlie") clock in with an average IQ of 103. An impressive showing when you consider that there are plenty of stupid fuckin' White people out there.
Latinos take fourth place with a not-so-caliente average score of 89, while Blacks find themselves in the back of the IQ bus, with an average score of 85.
Now, you might be tempted to say "Well, sure, this might hold true for the United States with its evil history of Racism and building big cars with fins, but about the rest of the world?"
Bad news (for everybody except Jews and Asians, that is). First of all, remember that Whites are not at the top of the list (as would be expected if a cultural bias were at work). Secondly, when global studies are looked at, the numbers seem to hold up: Asians at about 106, Whites at roughly 100, and sub-Sarahan Africans pulling about 70.
Now, before you get all worked up, just take a deep breath and remind yourself that Michelle Malkin is and Asian, Ben Stein is a Jew, and they're both dumber than a box of rocks. And Malkin is a slut.
Next time we'll take a look at what might be causing the difference in the numbers.