Monday, October 12, 2020

Who are the racists? Part 2

The last post was incomplete because we were unable to see the percentages of whites who could be considered racist. The General Social Survey did not label most of the numbers, but let's assume the 6 means slightly racist, 7 is somewhat racist, and 8 is considerably racist. 

You can see that 14.5% of white dropouts are at least somewhat racist. Compared this to those with graduate degrees: only 3%. So, as I wrote in the last post, anti-black racism is concentrated among white dropouts. Cold feelings towards a race of people is not good, but these are people at the bottom of society. They don't have the power to deny someone an education or a good job. They are nobodies, and yet who do elites love to hate more? 

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Who are the racists? The General Social Survey knows all.

America's elites seem obsessed with the country's "racists" and seem to treat them like they are the National Socialist German Workers' Party that is going to power at any moment, if they're not already in power with Trump running the show. 

But exactly who are these racists, and why are they so scary?  The General Social Survey asked whites how warmly they feel toward blacks. This is one of the few decent questions asked by social scientists to get at anti-black racism. If you say you feel coldly toward blacks as a group, it's reasonable to call that racist.

The table below shows mean coldness for highest academic degree earned. The coolness scales ranges from "very warm" (1) to "very cool" (9). So whites overall feel warmly toward blacks. But notice how there is a pretty big gap between those with advanced degrees and those who dropped out of high school. The difference is over one-half a standard deviation--a sizeable gap. 

So, coolness toward blacks tends to be concentrated among lowest status whites. Progressives are supposed to have compassion and to seek for understanding of the negative qualities of the people on the bottom rungs of society. But not for racists. What do these dregs of society deserve? They deserve to be expunged.


Saturday, September 05, 2020

2016-18 GSS data: Atheism and agnosticism are dysgenic

 Using 2018 General Social Survey (GSS) data, I looked at the relationship between confidence in the existence of God and IQ as measured by a vocabulary quiz:

The IQ average for atheists is over 6 points higher than the mean for those who know God exists.  Agnostics, in fact, have the highest average with 103.9. 

Now let's look at fertility by confidence in God for those who are old enough to have completed their family size but are not so old they're really from another generation. Let's choose 45 to 64:

We see that atheists average 1.2 children, while the mean for those who know God exists is 2.1. So believers have families that are 1.8 times bigger than those of atheists.  The believer/agnostic difference is similar.  

We know that general intelligence is highly heritable, so smart people tend to have smart kids. Atheists and agnostics have fewer kids, so, at least under current conditions, skepticism is dysgenic. 

Who are the racists? Part 2

The last post was incomplete because we were unable to see the percentages of whites who could be considered racist. The General Social Surv...