Monday, May 01, 2006

Are you one of those outlaws who thinks blacks aren't so swift? What kinds of (Hitler-loving) people are so wicked (and evil) to suspect that blacks (a race of four-eyed bookworms), as a group, might be less intelligent than other groups? The percentage of whites who crimethink this is broken down into categories (only high and low are listed):

Less than a high school 28%
Graduate degree 13

Extremely conservative 31
Extremely liberal 19

East South Central region 25
Mountain states 17

Ages 70+ 32%
Ages 18-30 16%

Combining categories, the group with the highest rate of heresy is made up of those not completing high school, who are very conservative, and are age 70 or over. Forty-eight percent of them uttered the four-letter word: "unintelligent." (Okay, 13 letters). Not surprisingly, the hippest group did not agree: only 12% of extremely liberal graduates with at least a 4-year degree who were between the ages of 25 and 40 slipped and made the very uncool mistake of being honest.

And an interesting pattern emerges here. The people most likely to feel that blacks are as intelligent or more intelligent than other groups are the people most under the influence of theory and least under the influence of experience. Young Utahns with heads full of Professor So-and-So's Such-and-Such have had little experience with African Americans, but are most inclined to think they are smart. Those 80 year old curmudgeons in Mississippi who have interacted with blacks their whole lives doubt this.

14 comments:

Unlisted said...

You found any information that the lighter skinned blacks (Colin Powell like and with more European blood) tend to be more intelligent than those with more African blood?

Tino_G said...

Well, the Minnesota Transracial Adoption Study showed that children raised by upper-middle class white households had an average IQ of:

Non-adopted 109
Adopt White 106
Adopt half-black half white 99
Adop Black 89

So half blacks were 59% of the way between blacks and whites, in similar households.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Transracial_Adoption_Study

Tino_G said...

Can you explain what exactly this question in GGS is? Did they specifically ask if blacks are inferious (I think there is such a question), or ask them to name a trait?

Unlisted said...

Thanks Tino,

This was valuable information..if you know of any other information like this please share it.

Question is ... We have to live with these people. What do we do? I personally sometimes privately wish that we could neuter the more unintelligent ghetto black women
that multiply like rabbits. But that is not realistic.

I fear that with Latinos taking the place of the blacks in the lower rung, more and more of them will turn to crime, which doesn't bode well for any of us.

Ron Guhname said...

Unlisted: Some time ago, I ran a correlation between darkness of skin tone and years of education among blacks(GSS). It was -.2 and significant.

Ron Guhname said...

tino_g: Respondents were ask to rate the intelligence of blacks between one and seven, with one being unitelligent, seven being intelligent,and four being neutral. I counted numbers one through three as "unintelligent."

Brian said...

Question is ... We have to live with these people. What do we do? I personally sometimes privately wish that we could neuter the more unintelligent ghetto black women
that multiply like rabbits. But that is not realistic.


How about smart people having more sex without birth control?

Tyler said...

Young Utahns with heads full of Professor So-and-So's Such-and-Such have had little experience with African Americans, but are most inclined to think they are smart. Those 80 year old curmudgeons in Mississippi who have interacted with blacks their whole lives doubt this.

This is so true! My grandpa and great uncles are from Mississippi and they've been race realists for...well, their whole lives. They constantly bemoan the state of public schools since integration. My great unlce said on many occasions that white childeren could not learn effectively with black childeren in the classroom.

Just look at the high rate of crime/aggressiveness/ and anti-intellecutalism among the vast majority of black youths. When you mix this with a classroom enviroment, it spells doom for white childeren interested in learning.

All my cousins in Mississippi go to private schools to segregate themselves from such an environment.

Blacks aren't as smart as whites. I can see that everyday in the city I live in. Observing urban blacks in any large American city on a daily basis will make that clear to anyone! Saying things like this in northern California (where I'm from) around the liberal types I grew up with (in a nearly all white small town) would surely get me branded a racist. But I wonder what those same people would say if they lived a few months where I live now?

Tino_G said...

Well, regardless of race being born dumb is not your fault. I certainly do not support enforcing eugenics on anybody.

As long as society can control crime I have no problem Furthermore we should devote more resources in poor areas to increase non-cognitive skills, that are more malleable.

Maybe in a few hundred years genetic engineering can reduce stupidity, among all races.

Tino_G said...

Well, regardless of race being born dumb is not your fault. I certainly do not support enforcing eugenics on anybody.

As long as society can control crime I have no problem Furthermore we should devote more resources in poor areas to increase non-cognitive skills, that are more malleable.

Maybe in a few hundred years genetic engineering can reduce stupidity, among all races.

Unlisted said...

I agree Tino. That is my point as well. We have already established that they are inclined to be less intelligent for whatever reason.

The thing I want to see is what we can do with this information besides feel better about ourselves.

Here are some suggestions:

- Stopping illegal immigration. Limit legal immigration and only import people with brains.

- Encourage the "ghetto mammas" in some way to not have children. Give them $10,000 if they make it to 25 without having a child out of wedlock.

- Encourage more transracial adoption

Tino_G said...

"Encourage more transracial adoption"

Why, if it only increases IQ by 4-6 points?

Unlisted said...

///Why, if it only increases IQ by 4-6 points?///

Better than none. And maybe they won't be criminals. Don't forget the better environment side of this too.

Vol-in-Law said...

Given that the scientific data puts whites nearly as far behind Chinese as blacks are behind whites, I wonder what % of whites think that Chinese are more intelligent than whites?

If you correlated that with their opinions of black intelligence, you could perhaps disaggregate any my-race-is-best feelings from reality-based assessment of ascertainable facts.

My gut feeling is that older poorer whites will be more inclined to my-race-is-best, wealthier white liberals to all-races-the-same, and I wonder if there is really a substantial contingent of 'race realists' at all? The people I know in Britain who are realists tend to be non-white and/or non-European. IME the Chinese have the least trouble being realist, I guess the fact that the data puts them at the top of the heap (leaving aside Ashkenazi Jews) doesn't hurt...