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Brain Size, Race, and IQ

April 15, 2016 Francis 15

Summary: There are four methods of measuring brain size, and studies utilizing all four methods have found that Whites have larger brains than Asians who have larger brains than Blacks. If you adjust for body […]

Stereotype Threat

April 15, 2016 RyanFaulk 0

The Idea In 1995, Claude Steele and Joshua Aaronson wrote a paper entitled “Stereotype Threat and the Intellectual Test Performance of African Americans”. In it, they gave university students a 30-minute test. In the control […]

The Existence of Race

April 15, 2016 RyanFaulk 16

When arguing about the existence race, there are three main things that people argue about: The majority view– what do “the experts” actually think about race? 2. Heterozygosity– is there enough variation within homo sapiens […]

Race, Poverty, and Crime

April 15, 2016 Francis 5

Summary: Many people believe that racial disparities in crime can be explained by the fact that Black people are, on average, poorer than White people. However, as reviewed in another article on this site, there isn’t […]

Race is a Social Construct!

April 15, 2016 Francis 0

You can’t get through a 100 level anthropology class without hearing this line. And when people hear that race is not a biological concept but, rather, that it is a social construct they assume that categories […]

The Validity of IQ

April 15, 2016 RyanFaulk 3

So what’s the point of IQ tests? Well, they can predict lots of life outcomes. Here is a table from page 65 “The Scientific American Book of the Brain”. It shows the percentages of each […]

Race, IQ, and Poverty

April 15, 2016 Francis 1

(This post was co-written by John Macintyre) Summary: In this post, I am going to look at how well differences in socio-economic status can explain racial IQ differences. First, we will see that affluent Blacks score […]

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