IQ tests prohibited for job requirement, mandatory at death row


America’s elite, normally so dismissive of IQ, found themselves having to consider                                                                                                      and publicly in the US Supreme Court (from March 3) a case brought forward from Florida to the effect that IQ  80, not 70, should be the cut-off point for deciding mental defect in criminal cases (Nature, 20 ii). Chris Brand

At issue here is PC (political correctness). Whenever IQ disadvantages Blacks, it is prohibited. While a cutoff at IQ 70 exempts 2 of Whites, it exempts 30% of Blacks. While it inches closer to 85, the Black average, it gets closer to exclude half of Blacks from responsibility.

Scoring low on purpose


It is very easy to run a race slower then one’s slowest speed, or to do bad on a test in school, on purpose. So scoring low on an IQ test is very easy.  2 3

An IQ score can dramatically misjudge intelligence, depending on how motivated the person is when taking the IQ test, scientists discovered.

Academic performance, level of education, job performance, criminal record and even physical health and longevity are often linked to the person’s intelligence quotient, or IQ score, which tends to suggest intelligence is primarily responsible for all these outcomes.   1

With sufficient coaching even dumb people can learn to score even dumber on IQ tests. It is important though, that no amount of effort will make you run faster then Usain Bolt, and no amount of effort (other then outright cheating) will make you score higher on IQ tests. One can pretend to be dumb or slow, but not pretend to be fast or bright.  

Or can can score low just for lack of effort and motivation. Offering money for good results can increase IQ scores 4 5 6

IQ Test illegal for job entry requirements

In Griggs v. Duke Power Co. the Supreme court decided that IQ tests must not be used in job admission tests. In spite of the fact that a vast amount of  research shows that IQ test is by far the best predictor of job performance. As the Bell Curve cites, the US military has tested millions of recruits for a century, and tracked the professional success of hundreds of thousands, to establish this fact.

So, for political correctness reasons, employers are deprived of the very best tool to select the best candidates for a job. Because this correctly discriminates against Blacks who indisputably have lower IQ (read our 80 posts about race and iq), this practice is prohibited. More is done to force employers to hire incompetent workers unable to do the job

A point has been made that Millions have waste money and time on unnecessary college degrees. These serve as a proxy for intelligence tests. No low-IQ person will get a degree at Stanford, though quotas may cause distortions.

IQ tests mandatory on death row

The same supreme court decided that mentally retarded "special" people can not be fully held responsible for their crimes. 8 9 10 11 An IQ of 70 certainly is enough not to get executed, maybe 75 or 80 still are considered reason to escape death punishment

This means that 15 % to 30% of Blacks are not considered fully responsible for their crime, as US Black IQ is around 85 mean with 15 Standard Deviation.


Affirmative action fail: mismatch hurts Black & Hispanic students too

The Painful Truth About Affirmative Action describes how mismatched students are admitted to colleges where they don’t belong nor thrive, where they suffer and tend to drop out.

They are academic failures and rank at the bottom of their classes. This reinforces the stereotypes of academically inept Blacks and Hispanics, damages the self-esteem of failing minority students that would thrive in less selective colleges. It also is damaging to competent Black and Hispanic students who do not need quotas but who get confused with low performing quota students.

UCLA went through various phases of affirmative action and minority admissions. It is taboo to mention the unspoken secret: when UCL admitted twice as many minorities, drop-out rates increased drastically and in the end the number of minority graduates remained equal. Admitting too many vastly under qualified minorities yields no positive results. It only wastes money and traumatizes students.

Colleges actively hide the truth about the failure of affirmative action.

It is also always overlooked, that discriminated disadvantaged Asians over-perform. Even the mismatch article is shy to admit that this is due to Asian’s genetically superior IQ, augmented further by a culture that values academic success).

The issues of the above summary will be shown in detail in the quotes below

Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It’s Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won’t Admit It (Book)


The Painful Truth About Affirmative Actionsat-verbal-critical-reading-by-race-black-white

The single biggest problem in this system — a problem documented by a vast and growing array of research — is the tendency of large preferences to boomerang and harm their intended beneficiaries. Large preferences often place students in environments where they can neither learn nor compete effectively — even though these same students would thrive had they gone to less competitive but still quite good schools.

We refer to this problem as "mismatch," a word that largely explains why, even though blacks are more likely to enter college than are whites with similar backgrounds, they will usually get much lower grades, rank toward the bottom of the class, and far more often drop out. Because of mismatch, racial preference policies often stigmatize minorities, reinforce pernicious stereotypes, and undermine the self-confidence of beneficiaries, rather than creating the diverse racial utopias so often advertised in college campus brochures.

The mismatch effect happens when a school extends to a student such a large admissions preference —

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Race differences in intelligence: how research changed my mind to overcome the “all races are equal” dogma.

I grew up indoctrinated by political correctness. Like a large part of citizens in Western countries I was brainwashed: Races do not exist, all are equal. Saying anything different, saying that there are racial differences, is racism, a crime.

Read this, everything you need to know about scientific research about racial differences: RACE, EVOLUTION, and BEHAVIOR: A Life History Perspective, by J.P. Rushton

In school I heard disparaging remarks about Artur Jensen and other “unscientific” “dishonest” “cheating” scientists doing faulty research about race differences.

The Bell Curve by Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray actually looked fairly convincing to me, but if even President Bill Clinton denounced it, there must be something wrong about it.

There always was some complex theory to explain away the IQ differences:

  • different culture
  • parental expectation
  • mother’s malnourishment
  • IQ measurements are racially and culturally biased

Adopted Children's IQ by Race

My opinion changed when I read about trans-racial adoption studies. That was the last drop that really disproved all these desperate attempts to explain away racial differences in intelligence.

“The best evidence for the genetic basis of race-IQ differences comes from trans-racial adoption studies of Oriental children, Black children, and Mixed-Race children. All these children have been adopted by White parents at an early age and have grown up in middle-class White homes.”

Chart 9 summarizes the results for Oriental children adopted into White middle-class homes.
Korean and Vietnamese babies from poor backgrounds, many of whom were malnourished, were adopted by White American and Belgian families. When they grew up, they excelled in school. The IQs of the adopted Oriental children were 10 or more points higher than the national average for the country they grew up in. Trans-racial adoption does not increase or decrease IQ. The three-way pattern of race differences in IQ remains.”

In plain English: adopted Asian babies grew up to be very bright, adopted black babies grew up to have low intelligence.

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