Brian Williamson writes:
Ok, I feel a need to jump into this conversation. Has anyone mentioned the obvious here? Americans bred the intelligence out of African Americans intentionally during many years of slavery. What good is a strong minded, but weak bodied slave in the tobacco and cotton fields? Traits such as strength, stamina, and virility were needed, whereas an intelligent slave is one that has the potential to create havoc. This is no different than selective breeding used in pets, farm animals, race horses etc.
So “yes”, the black people in America are definitely less intelligent than the whites. We bred them to be exactly that. This is why American black athletes dominate almost every sport, yet maintain such a low IQ on average. Nowhere on earth, that I am aware of, does a single race so dominate athletics as the black culture does in America. It’s their one strong point, so they use it as well as they can to try to be financially successful.
Go to Africa and take 100 pictures of normal, well fed black men. Then take those pictures and compare them to 100 black men of the same age in America. You will see a “huge” difference in their physical appearance. And I’m not talking about their choice in attire either. As for whether they will ever bridge the IQ gape? Doubtful.
Yes the IQ of black people now is the equal to white peoples in the 1950’s. But the flip side of that is that white people are progressing intellectually also. Meaning to catch up, blacks will need to bridge a gap that is eternally fluctuating. Unfortunately unless our culture truly changes drastically, the American black race will always be less intelligent as a whole.
The IQ gape? What’s that? Oh the IQ Gape, with a capital G? That’s the new porn flick with the 150 IQ porn starlet! I remember now.
Yes, Black people are getting a lot smarter in some ways. This is clear.
However, Hereditariantards insist that Blacks are not getting 1% smarter. In fact, no one’s getting smarter. We’re all just as stupid as we ever were! Now, walking around my neighborhood every day, I suspect there is some truth to this, at least observationally. But in testing out the hypothesis, it’s just not true. Even these Mexes around here are getting smarter, although that’s hard to believe. But perhaps they had nowhere to go but up?
That’s because if your scores are only improving on half the tests and not on the other half, those are called “hollow gains.” Hollow gains apparently means no gains at all. Your test scores are rising, but there have been no gains. Ok. Um. Whatever.
My argument, speaking from reason and not Hereditardianism:
These are not hollow gains and there is no such thing as hollow gains anyway. Intelligence is intelligence. If your score on a particular test is rising, guess what? You’re getting smarter on that particular test! And if your scores on a number of tests are rising, guess what that means? Whoa! Gadzooks! That means you are getting smarter on all those particular tests!
Isn’t that incredible? I mean who would have ever thought that rising scores could mean you were getting smarter, right? I mean a rising score could mean? Well? It could mean you are getting dumber right? It could mean you are not getting smarter at all, which is the position of HereditarianTards. But if you’re not getting smarter, then why are your scores rising on half the tests? Is God giving you a little help? You using magic? Have you developed ESP? Did you all of a sudden start writing the tests yourself? I mean, silly me, thinking that rising scores means you are getting smarter! What a silly idea! I always thought rising scores meant you were getting dumber! Duhhhh. If the score’s going up, of course you’re getting stupider, huh? I mean anyone knows that.
Does the fact that your scores are not going up on all of tests, or they are going up on half the tests and staying flat on half the tests, supposedly mean you are not getting smarter? But how do they figure? The only way to prove you are getting smarter is to do better on all the tests, say the Hereditariantards? Why? Ridiculous.
Let’s try this one. I mean, get ready for some breathtaking logic here. If you’re getting better scores on half the tests and not moving on the other half the tests, that means…you are getting smarter in some ways for sure, huh? I mean, I think that’s sort of obvious, right?
The HereditarianTards would disagree! If your scores are only rising on half the test and not on the other half of the tests, according to these geniuses, you’re not getting any smarter at all! You’re just as dumb as you ever were!
I am sorry, but that argument so does not pass the smell test.