>>2945>I don't see any reason to suspect that all ethnic groups have the exact same IQ distribution.
The authors say "It seems
highly likely to us that both genes and the environment have something
to do with racial difference." That is, they don't take a priori that the means should be indistinguishable when environments are. I think some consider that racism.>higher IQ of children (via environmental factors affecting IQ)
That was less stressed. It was noted that it was likely a smart person born in poverty would escape it.>higher-skewed distribution of IQs of Ashkenazi Jews compared to non-Jewish whites
The book mentioned 98 Jewish people in their study with an IQ 0.98 standard deviations above the mean, which I guess would be about 115, but I think overall they didn't consider the sample big enough to go too far with.>>3044
So some uses would be racist. I think that's reasonable.>>3048>justification for discrimination
Yeah, that's where they authors can be scrutinized. They reject the a priori that racial genetics and IQ cannot relate. They note IQ and success increasingly correlate. Now do we have racism? I'm now quite sure, but it becomes more likely, I think.>>3051
Cranial volume and intelligence, hmm. Similar to trying to measure racial genetics, or differences in gender. Hard to filter out the noise and political motivations.>>3054
Right, means of normal distributions give you an expected value, but there's some probability of any value, so even if there were a well established difference, it would still be best to get to know everyone as individuals. The...danger area...is thinking getting to know people as individuals is resource heavy, when time and attention is scarce, you may have to make do with snap judgements. And so a part of me thinks, while scientific curiosity is good, perhaps it's best to refrain from doing racial analysis. On the other, other hand, I'd be more comfortable with that if people didn't identify with race -- if people saw race as forced on them, and they'd rather be aracial. But people are not against race, but racism.