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IQ and Socio-Economic Status

April 15, 2016 Francis 1

In this post the connection between IQ and socio-economic status (SES) is looked at. First, the fact that both traits are heritable is established. Then the causal interaction between the two is looked at. Finally, […]

Family Structure, Race, and Crime

April 15, 2016 Francis 8

Some people, mostly conservatives, argue that a key factor in explaining racial crime disparities is racial differences in family structure. Specifically, they argue that the high rates of divorce and non-martial births among American Blacks explains […]

Brain Size and IQ

April 15, 2016 Francis 12

Brain Size Correlates With IQ In the last ten years, three meta-analyses on over 100 studies on the relationship between brain size and intelligence have been done. All three showed that the larger a person’s brain […]

White Privilege: The Callback Myth

April 15, 2016 RyanFaulk 3

There was a time when I thought perhaps “White Privilege” had some substance to it, but the more I read about it the more I found that it’s just a re-labeling of “racial inequality” arguments. […]

MAOA, Race, and Crime

April 15, 2016 Francis 121

One gene which plays a role in Black’s high crime rate is the monoamine oxidase -a gene (MAO-A). This gene produces an enzyme by the same name. The enzyme MAO-A breaks down a class of neurotransmitter […]

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