1. Black Supremacist Black Supremacist United States says:

    in the United States, when matched for IQ with Whites, American Blacks have been shown to demonstrate superior “Working Memory” (Nijenhuis et al., 2004). This is a particularly interesting finding as African Americans tend to be taught by less qualified teachers (e.g. non-certified teachers and teachers with limited experience) than their white counterparts, and are provided with less challenging school work (Hallinan 1994; Diamond et al., 2004; Uhlenberg and Brown 2004). In Chicago, for example, the vast majority of schools placed on academic probation as part of the district accountability efforts were majority African-American and low-income (Diamond and Spillane 2004). Thus, it is somewhat of a surprise that African Americans should outperform white Americans on any portion of a paper and pencil test designed to mimic the structures of western style schooling and culture (Richardson, 2000, 2002).

    Educational inequality in the U.S. is a pervasive part of the social system and is primarily a consequence of housing. Since the majority of states determine school funding based on property taxes, schools in wealthier neighborhoods receive more funding per student. As home values in white neighborhoods are higher than minority neighborhoods, local schools receive more funding via property taxes (Kelly, 1995). In addition, there has been a history of social policy which has limited African American’s access to avenues of wealth accumulation (e.g. purchasing suburban homes); so that black families also have far fewer assets than their white counterparts who earn the same incomes (Oliver and Shapiro, 1995). Parents with greater assets are free to use them for things like tutors, purchasing educational materials (e.g. computers), and to pay for private schools and more expensive colleges.  

    In a study which helped to highlight the need for better education for African American children, Serpell et al. (2006) took 162 low-income African American and white fourth graders and assigned them, randomly, to ethnically homogeneous groups of three to work on a motion acceleration task, using computer simulation or physical tools. Or to a control group that did not participate in the learning activities. It was shown that both African American and White students performed equally well on the test of initial learning, with both groups scoring significantly higher than the control group. However, it was also found that African American children’s transfer outcomes were superior to those of their White counterparts (see Serpell et al., 2006). The study demonstrated, empirically, that not only do African American children learn as well as white children, but that they may actually exceed their white counterparts in their ability to transfer learned abilities to real tasks.

    • looncraz looncraz United States says:

      Chimpanzees have considerably better working memory than humans.  But we out-compete them hands-down because we are more fluid in our reasoning and logic.

      As whites are to blacks, and Asians to whites.

      The loss of working memory requires more reasoning skills, which increases intelligence.

      I watched a documentary a few years ago about an ape that demonstrated extraordinary memory abilities and could remember patterns thirty or forty times better and faster than humans... the documentary studied the behavior of young apes vs children and found that children would explore the possible solutions and apes would simply - and exclusively - go for the most obvious one.  Apes would get frustrated that their one solution didn't work and try the same one over and over.  Human children immediately reasoned that they needed to find another way in - hence a survival advantage.

      • Elise Harris Elise Harris United States says:

        Guess who out-performs EVERYONE on measures of fluid intelligence? People on the autistic spectrum. Wanna guess what the trade-off is?

        Point is, IQ and fluid intelligence isn't everything.

      • Hamsa Rosenberg Hamsa Rosenberg United States says:

        I was an anthropology major for awhile, and studied primates in depth.  One thing I remember is when they tested chimps against human children, the chimps developed much faster.  Much of the testing was shapes/holes/problem solving with objects...  The chimps out performed the humans...up until about age 6 - when the human children caught up, and continued to develop, while the chimps had reached their max.  Then I just read the same in this article.  Blacks developed faster than asians/whites (sit, crawl,putting on clothes).  Because of this it is not obvious in the beginning that they have a deficiency.  And by 6 they know enough,are in a coddling affirmative action school, and move right through the system (working memory). Second point, you are right that a lack of working memory skills does lead to innovation...like language and math.  When you don't remember stuff as well, you have to write it down, which leads to a whole slew of innovations. Also, on anderson Cooper he visited a gorilla fora segment, and the gorilla was symbolically/mathematically more advanced than any human.  Besides the basic sign language, the gorilla tried to communicate with flash card symbols, but none of the humans knew what they meant.  Just interesting.

      • Curtis Lamont Curtis Lamont United States says:

        White people are a CURSE from God.  When Gahazi lies to the prophet Elisha, Gahazi was cursed with the desease Naaman had.  Gahazi was cursed with leprocy and his skin turned white as snow.  His descndance were cursed for ever.  To educate yourself just google the name “Gahazi”.  This is no secrete.  Because of this curse, Gahazi blamed Naaman.  This is why white people has a discourse with people of color.  Because of Gahazi curse, he moved to a cooler climate where the sun was not as hot.  This is where Europeans came from.  This hatred of “people of color” will be with white skin people forever.

    • James W. Maxey James W. Maxey United States says:

      Whites hate blacks because the so-called bible says so. The so-called African American are the Hebrew Israelites. For your information read Lev. 26 chapter and Deut. 28 chapter. We Hebrews are under a curse for not obeying Yah's law. The first white man on earth came after the flood. Can you handle the truth. If you want proof email me at [email protected] The proof is in the so-called bible. Blacks are highly inteligent. Go to the search engine and type in "Black Inventord. You will see that most the things you used is invented by blacks. The first open heart surgery was done by a black doctor in 1893. We invented the helicopter, typewriter, air conditioner, computer, traffic light, park meters and over 144 items. If I do not hear from you then I will know that you are afraid of the truth. Ye shall know the trtuh and the truth will set you free. The so-called bible was written only for Hebrews in the begininng. He who does not speak the truth is a traitor to the truth. Let me hear from you. If you object to what I have said when you reply send proof of what you say and where to find it. Never make a remark unless you can give proof. I am waiting to hear from you.

      • Stefan van Westing Stefan van Westing Netherlands says:

        That's so untrue ... the first computer was developed by the british in the 2nd world war to crack the Nazi secret communications code.

        I never understand why blacks continue to lie about having made inventions or pioneering stuff ... let me guess ... you're gonna claim the Wright brothers were black too don't you ?

        I don't fully understand why .. but i suppose they try to lie, imagine and 'engineer' a history of their own together to fill the utter void of blacks and any black contributor's in world history.

        Just accept black have historically been useless, they've only been useful idiots (in Lenin's words) by being slaves for a short while .... just like everyone else were enslaved at some point in time.

        Stop lying about blacks inventing shit they never invented in the first place ... you people are plainly forging a false history to give blacks the feeling that they belong ... and contribute to the modern world.

        They did not.

        • Brenda Savage Brenda Savage United States says:

          A black man invented the first personal computer like you are using to type your ignorance on. So thank that black man every you are able to show how stupid you are online... go look it up. You are proven to be an unintelligent fool.

        • Ali Denver Ali Denver United States says:

          Morocco held Spain for 700 years , so everything modern in Spain was from Africa  , while Europa had the dark ages Africa flourished , and as far as the I.Q. thing of course if they went and found any crack baby off of the street , or any bushman from Africa and tested them but test a black person not from that kind of back ground .

          • Ken Brown Ken Brown Australia says:

            You are using a white man's invention to speak a white man's language on a website created by a white man. You stupid Black man (see above).

            • Mike Jones Mike Jones United States says:

              The language you are speaking is English well actually it's German Latin with dashes of Arabic actually the number system you are using and that was used to invent the computer was Arabic as well. They invented the very basis of the math you use today. Further more the technology of Black scholars was why every civilization sent their most learned to Africa to study from the great libraries and mountains of knowledge. This was of course burned by a group of white conquerers. We do know there are primitive batteries form people who were primarily black. There were also many black healers and medic throughout history.
              Lets be clear There are no black people I wonder how this study was conducted as all the people in most of the known world are mixed race. Trying to classify race and intelligence is always complicated because it depends on the very question of what is intelligence anyway. Further more If were doing race studies a Jewish Scientist made a similar discovery and not unlike this discovery She put Jews at the top of the IQ curve. It seems clear that while there is a correlation between genetics and intelligence. There is no reliable data that can show a causation.

              • Theresa Tenors Theresa Tenors United States says:

                Funny.  No black recipients of Nobel prizes for medicine or science - even though US taxpayers have spent $20 trillion plus on blacks the last 50 years.  Before the Europeans navigated to Africa in the 1500's no African knew what a wheel was, no African language was written (so how could they have had these libraries) there was no African agriculture or domestication of animals.  The Arabs you refer to who contributed to today's numbering system and math had DNA closer to Europeans than Africans.

                Africans contribution to the world is they are destroyers.  Not builders, inventors or thinkers.

          • Xzanaith B Xzanaith B United States says:

            Why don't you volunteer?

          • Thomas Kable Thomas Kable United States says:

            North Africans, like the Moors from Morocco, are Berber, not Sub-Saharan black. This is a common misconception African Americans make all the time Ali Denver. Black people come from Sub-Saharan Africa, meaning below the Sahara Desert. North Africans are Berbers and Egyptians, people who look Middle Easter to us, they are not black. Various Islamic empires took holdings in Spain from the Germanic Visigoths and held them for close to 700 years before being driven out by Christians. No blacks ever ruled Spain or anywhere in Europe.

            • Mike Jones Mike Jones United States says:

              Wrong Egyptians Moors etc. These lands have always maintained people who you would consider to be black. Go to INDIA the middle East even certain parts of Eastern Europe you will find people you would consider black have been there for a long long time.
              This does underscore a earlier point about the obvious mixing of races making any distinction just not credible at this point your basically going on skin color for a handful of generations.

          • Rog Dowsett Rog Dowsett United Kingdom says:

            You have just demonstrated one example of these findings. I.e.: an unfounded and destructive comment that only serves to bring racism into this subject, which has absolutely nothing to do with it. A low IQ I guess.

          • Mike Wood Mike Wood United States says:

            Before the Europeans visited sub-Sahara Africa, there wasn't one two story building or the wheel. The pyramids in Northern Africa and South America are still not understood regarding who built those. There is nothing in the hieroglyphics that even point to the architects or the builders. Also, look at every country in Africa that has their own ethnic rule and check their progress.  These statements are NOT racist, they are what they are, facts. This is not an indictment of a racial group. Think about the American Indians. When they are congregated on a reservation, poverty and alcoholism is rampant. What is anyones determination of progress? Most would agree that engineering prowess, mathematics, social cohesion and adaptation. Are these the mark of true intelligence? Some would argue a spiritual connection is the ultimate expression of true intelligence. Any thoughts?

        • Western O'Connor Western O'Connor United States says:

          you can interpret the bible in many ways.  some common interpretations are
          1. that adam was the first man. (another interpretation is there were men, and he was a sort of special man, (this fits with the bible as well, and it fits with historical humanlike bones of neanderthals and such.) his name Adam translates to face that blushes with blood. a description that fits most with whites)
          2.cain killed able, and was marked and made black.

          before the flood, god told noah to take "2 of every flesh" so this could translate to 2 of every race. there is no way to fairly even postulate that white man came after the flood. theres simply no evidence or reason to beleive that.

          the bible chapters you gave, really bear no relevancy... mabye you are talking about when god says he took the israelites out of egypt? and you assume because egypt is in africa, therefore the people coming from egypt where black? a far stretch.... but only thing atleast remotely reasonably.

          as far as inventions go.... before 2000 years ago, blacks had invented perhaps huts, chairs, tables and torches..... since learning from western society, they have made a few inventions.... anytime the poster invention for your race, is peanut butter xD haha .. well blacks did patent a refrigeration device, i do believe the device and technology was made before, but the black had just patented it for use to refrigerate. and they did a few things. nothing too noteworthy though.... nothing to brag about.

          • Mike Jones Mike Jones United States says:

            Actually they state that only one of the daughter of Noah's sons would be what you considered white. All white people with blue eyes are genetically related to each other. The word Black is a misinterpretation btw think turned dark or evil. Cain was turned Bad by his deeds. This was a common mistranslation bandied about by racists in the 60s.

            I have digressed. Noah and his sons make the basic color pallet of non whites according to biblical texts which makes sense because the people telling the story wouldn't meet the white barbarians till some time after.

        • John Turner John Turner United States says:

          Here is some TRUTH for you Stefan van Westing:


          A very humorous and revealing story is told about a group of white people who were fed up with African Americans, so they joined together and wished them away. They passed through a deep dark tunnel and emerged in sort of a twilight zone where there is an America without black people.

          At first these white people breathed a sigh of relief. At last, they said, "No more crime, drugs, violence and welfare. All of the blacks have gone!"

          Then suddenly, reality set in. The "NEW AMERICA" is not America at all — only a barren land.

          1. There are very few crops that have flourished because the nation was built on a slave-supported system.

          2. There are no cities with tall skyscrapers because Alexander Mils, a black man, invented the elevator, and without it, one finds great difficulty reaching higher floors.

          3. There are few if any cars because Richard Spikes, a black man, invented the automatic gearshift, Joseph Gambol, also black, invented the Super Charge System for Internal Combustion Engines, and Garrett A. Morgan, a black man, invented the traffic signal.

          4. Furthermore, one could not use the rapid transit system because its procurer was the electric trolley, which was invented by another black man, Albert R. Robinson.

          5. Even if there were streets on which cars and a rapid transit system could operate, they were cluttered with paper because an African American, Charles Brooks, invented the street sweeper.

          6. There were few if any newspapers, magazines and books because John Love invented the pencil sharpener, William Purveys invented the fountain pen, and Lee Barrage invented the Type Writing Machine and W. A. Love invented the Advanced Printing Press. They were all, you guessed it, Black.

          7. Even if Americans could write their letters, articles and books, they would not have been transported by mail because William Barry invented the Postmarking and Canceling Machine, William Purveys invented the Hand Stamp and Philip Downing invented the Letter Drop.

          8. The lawns were brown and wilted because Joseph Smith invented the Lawn Sprinkler and John Burr the Lawn Mower.

          9. When they entered their homes, they found them to be poorly ventilated and poorly heated. You see, Frederick Jones invented the Air Conditioner and Alice Parker the Heating Furnace. Their homes were also dim. But of course, Lewis Later invented the Electric Lamp, Michael Harvey invented the lantern and Granville T. Woods invented the Automatic Cut off Switch. Their homes were also filthy because Thomas W. Steward invented the Mop and Lloyd P. Ray the Dust Pan.

          10. Their children met them at the door-barefooted, shabby, motley and unkempt. But what could one expect? Jan E. Matzelinger invented the Shoe Lasting Machine, Walter Sammons invented the Comb, Sarah Boone invented the Ironing Board and George T. Samon invented the Clothes Dryer.

          11. Finally, they were resigned to at least have dinner amidst all of this turmoil. But here again, the food had spoiled because another Black Man, John Standard invented the refrigerator.

          Now, isn't that something? What would this country be like without the contributions of Blacks, as African-Americans?

          Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "by the time we leave for work, Americans have depended on the inventions from the minds of Blacks." Black history includes more than just slavery, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Marcus Garvey and W.E.B. Dubois.

          Read more at www.snopes.com/.../blackinv.asp

          • Terri Skidmore Terri Skidmore United States says:

            MLK was a commie degenerate, nothing more.  

            So, you're saying that just in the last 50 years or so blacks have devolved that far, that fast?  Wow!

          • Dawn Ewers Dawn Ewers United States says:

            So many to go through.

            You do know you don't need a pencil sharpener to print a magazine or newspaper.  You can thank a white person for that-Johannes Gutenberg.

            There were crops before the white man even got here.  Thanks to the Indians and taught many white people to plant.

            Elisha Otis invented the elevator, hence the Otis mark on every elevator.

            There were standards before there were automatics and they get better gas mileage.  You don't need a Super Charge System to make an engine work. When I look up traffic light inventor I get-J. P. Knight.

            Wow, I keep looking up other things and still not coming up with the names you have.  A lot of the stuff I don't even use.  A

            I do believe, given some time, that there will be a way to claim that blacks built the first airplane and steam liner and who knows what else.

          • Lady Wolf Lady Wolf United States says:

            There has been primitive elevators since 3 century BC.  In 1823, two architects Burton and Hormer built an "ascending room" as they called it, this crude elevator was used to lift paying tourists to a platform for a panorama view of London. In 1835, architects Frost and Stutt built the "Teagle", a belt-driven, counter-weighted, and steam-driven lift was developed in England.   In 1846, Sir William Armstrong introduced the hydraulic crane, and in the early 1870s, hydraulic machines began to replace the steam-powered elevator.  In 1853, American inventor Elisha Otis demonstrated a freight elevator equipped with a safety device to prevent falling in case a supporting cable should break. This increased public confidence in such devices. In 1853, Elisha Otis established a company for manufacturing elevators and patented (1861) a steam elevator. While, Elisha Graves Otis did not actually invent the first elevator, he did invent the brake used in modern elevators, and his brakes made skyscrapers a practical reality.
            In 1857, Elisha Otis and the Otis Elevator Company began manufacturing passenger elevators. A steam-powered passenger elevator was installed by the Otis Brothers in a five-story department store owned by E.W Haughtwhat & Company of Manhattan. It was the first public elevator.  Electric elevators came into to use toward the end of the 19th century. The first one was built by the German inventor Werner von Siemens in 1880.  Then, Alexander Miles patented an electric elevator (U.S. pat#371,207) on October 11, 1887.

            2. The lawn mower was invented in 1830 by Edwin Beard Budding, an engineer from Stroud, Gloucestershire, England.

            3.  On July 17, 1902, Willis Haviland Carrier designed the first modern air-conditioning system.  Frederick Jones was born 1893 so that would make him only 9 yrs old at the time the air conditioner was built.

            4.  Sir Joseph Swann of England and Thomas Edison both invented the first electric incandescent lamps during the 1870s.

            5. September 4, 1849 that the first street sweeper was patented by C.S. Bishop of Easton, Pennsylvania. It was a towed attachment fitted with a rotating brush wheel. The brush swept refuse onto a conveyor that lifted the material into a holding bucket.

            6.  Urban development got a major boost in 1887 when inventor Frank Julian Sprague developed the world's first successful electric street railway system.  

            Maybe you should have read all that was on snopes and realize all those that was said was not true.  Try to do research for once instead.

            • Mike Jones Mike Jones United States says:

              1.) The glider
              2.) The battery (potentially)
              3.)The glass knife (found to be cleaner and less scaring than the metal knives still in use today
              4.)air conditioning unit         Frederick M. Jones      July 12, 1949
              almanac                       Benjamin Banneker       Approx 1791
              auto cut-off switch           Granville T. Woods      January 1, 1839
              auto fishing devise           G. Cook                 May 30, 1899
              automatic gear shift          Richard Spikes          February 28, 1932
              baby buggy                    W.H. Richardson         June 18, 1899
              bicycle frame                 L.R. Johnson            October 10, 1899
              biscuit cutter                A.P. Ashbourne          November 30, 1875
              blood plasma bag              Charles Drew            Approx. 1945
              cellular phone                Henry T. Sampson        July 6, 1971
              chamber commode               T. Elkins               January 3, 1897
              clothes dryer                 G. T. Sampson           June 6, 1862
              curtain rod                   S. R. Scratton          November 30, 1889
              curtain rod support           William S. Grant        August 4, 1896
              door knob                     O. Dorsey               December 10, 1878
              door stop                     O. Dorsey               December 10, 1878
              dust pan                      Lawrence P. Ray         August 3, 1897
              egg beater                    Willie Johnson          February 5, 1884
              electric lampbulb             Lewis Latimer           March 21, 1882
              elevator                      Alexander Miles         October 11, 1867
              eye protector                 P. Johnson              November 2, 1880
              fire escape ladder            J. W. Winters           May 7, 1878
              fire extinguisher             T. Marshall             October 26, 1872
              folding bed                   L. C. Bailey            July 18, 1899
              folding chair                 Brody & Surgwar         June 11, 1889
              fountain pen                  W. B. Purvis            January 7, 1890
              furniture caster              O. A. Fisher            1878
              gas mask                      Garrett Morgan          October 13, 1914
              golf tee                      T. Grant                December 12, 1899
              guitar                        Robert F. Flemming, Jr. March 3, 1886
              hair brush                    Lydia O. Newman         November 15, 18--
              hand stamp                    Walter B. Purvis        February 27 1883
              horse shoe                    J. Ricks                March 30, 1885
              ice cream scooper             A. L. Cralle            February 2, 1897
              improv. sugar making          Norbet Rillieux         December 10, 1846
              insect-destroyer gun          A. C. Richard           February 28, 1899
              ironing board                 Sarah Boone             December 30, 1887
              key chain                     F. J. Loudin            January 9, 1894
              lantern                       Michael C. Harvey       August 19, 1884
              lawn mower                    L. A. Burr              May 19, 1889
              lawn sprinkler                J. W. Smith             May 4, 1897
              lemon squeezer                J. Thomas White         December 8, 1893
              lock                          W. A. Martin            July 23, 18--
              lubricating cup               Ellijah McCoy           November 15, 1895
              lunch pail                    James Robinson          1887
              mail box                      Paul L. Downing         October 27, 1891
              mop                           Thomas W. Stewart       June 11, 1893
              motor                         Frederick M. Jones      June 27, 1939
              peanut butter                 George Washington Carver    1896
              pencil sharpener              J. L. Love              November 23, 1897
              phone transmitter             Granville T. Woods      December 2, 1884
              record player arm             Joseph Hunger Dickenson January 8, 1819
              refrigerator                  J. Standard             June 14, 1891
              riding saddles                W. D. Davis             October 6, 1895
              rolling pin                   John W. Reed            1864
              shampoo headrest              C. O. Bailiff           October 11, 1898
              spark plug                    Edmond Berger           February 2, 1839
              stethoscope                   Imhotep                 Ancient Egypt
              stove                         T. A. Carrington        July 25, 1876
              straightening comb            Madam C. J. Walker      Approx 1905
              street sweeper                Charles B. Brooks       March 17, 1890
              thermostat control            Frederick M. Jones      February 23, 1960
              traffic light                 Garrett Morgan          November 20, 1923
              tricycle                      M. A. Cherry            May 6, 1886
              typewriter                    Burridge & Marshman     April 7, 1885

        • Michael Stewart Michael Stewart United States says:

          Don't forget Babbage's difference engine project. His design  was the first  stored program computer..

      • Jonathan Schell Jonathan Schell United States says:

        You believe that non-sense that modern comforts are owed to the expertise and ingenuity of blacks. You read a Facebook post that spewed some outrageous claims and you instantly associated them with fact. I, a person with some sense, did some further reading into the claims and easily dismissed ~75% of them as being inaccurately flat out lies to perpetuate ignorance.

      • Ken Brown Ken Brown Australia says:

        Actually black people didn't invent ANY of those things that you have mentioned, some of them were refinements on earlier white inventions and the rest are just complete fabrications. I would very much like to see the source of this 'information'.

      • Sean Nelson Sean Nelson United States says:

        You're first sentence...
        "Whites hate blacks because the so-called bible says so"
        That is not true. Whites don't hate blacks. I was brought up to believe that we are all brothers and sisters in the eyes of the lord.
        Also, I don't see why the skin color of an inventor is relevant. Hell, all of the so called "data" in the above article is suspect to say the least.
        The paper that they site for the above article was written by J Phillipe Rushton. Rushton's research methods were ridiculed by the scientific community at large. He was considered a racist quack by most. The only people who endorsed his work were funded by the same people Rushton was. Many didn't even consider what he did to be science. Robert Sussman, an evolutionary anthropologist and the editor in-chief of American Anthropologist, explained why the journal did not accept ads for Rushton's 1998 book:
        "This is an insidious attempt to legitimize Rushton’s racist propaganda and is tantamount to publishing ads for white supremacy and the neo-Nazi party. If you have any question about the validity of the "science" of Rushton’s trash you should read any one of his articles and the many rebuttals by ashamed scientists"

    • Bob Murdoch Bob Murdoch Canada says:

      I am a white guy born with an IQ in the upper 5 percentiles meaning that my mind works quicker and more organized than 97% of the people I meet.
      One of the few people I have met that impressed me mentally was Malcolm X. Some of the ones that impressed me the least were CEO's of major companies and politicians who control our daily lives. The latter two all white by the way.
      Another person who impressed me greatly was someone who was counted out as mentally deficient but through hard work and determination became a very good lawyer. He may not be the fastest thinker but he is very thorough, makes no mistakes and catches things I have missed.
      From what I have read on this subject I can not conclude from my own reasoning that IQ is stratified so clearly across ethnic lines as to make a significant difference. I will say this how ever that success in life has more to do with attitude, perspiration and persistence than skin colour

      • Joseph Stern Joseph Stern United States says:

        A person in the upper 5th percentile by definition scores at least as high as (100 - 5)% = 95% of the sampled population; not 97%. This is more typically referred to as the "95th percentile", rather than the "upper 5th percentile". Also: should someone in the 95th IQ percentile not understand the difference between one data point (Malcolm X) and a data set of statistically significant size? Just a thought. Cheers.

        • Stefan van Westing Stefan van Westing Netherlands says:

          He's plainly lying about his "intellectual" merits .... the appalling mathematic error he opens his statements up with is a perfect testimony to his low intellect.

          He lies about being competent white, in order to make his statement of "it's not about race, it's more about persistence and attitude" seem more legitimate than it would be coming from a black man (i'm guessing he's black in reality)

          Even though the very article here highlights that intelligence differences already play out at age 3 before education and culture has any impact on one's intellectual merits.

          He also says "From what I have read on this subject I can not conclude from my own reasoning that IQ is stratified so clearly across ethnic lines as to make a significant difference."

          Only a black man could ever say that ... because any white man inherently knows that the fact that white people invented nearly everything relevant on the planet today, whilst blacks invented nothing, and this clearly has everything to do with race.

          • Mike Jones Mike Jones United States says:

            He says in -
            This includes the higher as well as the lower in theory a person who lets say is in the 99% percentile is also about the 95% percentile the 97% percentile etc. I find it hard to believe that you people think your smart.

            Let me put it plainly. He is saying he is smarter than 97% of the population I assume he is getting this from standardized testing he received as a child as am I!

      • Elise Harris Elise Harris United States says:

        How's that high IQ working for you in life?

    • Ken Brown Ken Brown Australia says:

      Your entire spiel is irrelevant. The Intelligence quotient is not a measure of education it is a measure of intelligence.

      People from poor uneducated backgrounds can and do still achieve exceptionally high scores. As long as they can read above a fourth grade level then they can do the IQ test.

      The information you have presented here is completely redundant to the issue at hand.

      • Mike Jones Mike Jones United States says:

        You clearly have never taken a IQ test If you had you would know that No if you don't have a certain level of education the IQ test would say your very dumb. You actually require a broad range of mental gifts and education. This is why autistic children do very very very freakishly well on certain parts of IQ tests but fail poorly on others They simple cannot process the information properly.
        If may humble you to note that Einstein was not particularly bright he actually failed Geometry.
        The list of black inventions is also puzzling as this also has no merit. stupid people invent great things. Like the excuses for white superiority in intellectual thinking for instance.

        • Michael Stewart Michael Stewart United States says:

          The Einstein story is a myth. Einstein was just as smart as you would think he was. There are different kinds of IQ tests:  Raven's progressive matrices, which has visual pattern items, for example.  IQ tests tap into certain kinds of ability, which probably correlate with abilities not tapped into,  and they correlate with all sorts of performance measures, but they are not the entire story of intelligence.

    • Kaitlyn Downing Kaitlyn Downing United States says:

      Black Supremacist makes some very valid points, and should definitely be considered regarding American IQ test scores broken down by race. However, what fascinates me is the IQ difference at the international level, which removes the issues (I assume) he discusses.  None of those issues are applicable, and while one can make a case for colonization keeping African IQs lower, it doesn't explain Asian IQs superiority.  In other words, since most of the world was colonized by whites, one would assume the results would favor them. However, this is not the case. So, other factors than environment must be considered.

      On another note: evolution is a fact. The method of evolution (how we evolved) is what is being debated as a theory.  Darwin proposed Natural Selection, while the newer theories look at short bursts of evolutionary change, sometimes over shorter periods of time, IN ADDITION TO Natural Selection.  The fact that humans (and all species) evolved from less complex species is not up for debate. It's not only been observed in the natural world, but recreated in a lab, and if that isn't enough, the extensive fossil record of human skeletons showing each step of our evolution from primates.  Stephen Jay Gould (the Stephen Hawking of evolutionary biology) wrote an excellent, clear, easy to understand article explaining the concept called, "Evolution as Fact and Theory". In this article, he clearly explains the difference and where the confusion lies for some people.  Frankly, ninth grade biology should cover this, but...

    • Terri Skidmore Terri Skidmore United States says:

      What a bunch of PC BS.  You just keep trying to find junk to convince yourself but the real world knows better.  Just like we know that young black males (approx. 3% of our population) commit well over 1/2 of all violent crime in this country.  That makes them our number one terrorist threat and who should be avoided at all costs.

    • Mike Jones Mike Jones United States says:

      1.) Brain size does not correlate to intelligence the number of neurons or fold in the brain matter does though.
      2.) Horses have larger brains than humans as do Whales dolphins and several other animals.
      3.) Neanderthals actually had larger brains than modern humans.
      4.) Black people actually tend to have larger brains as brains and head size are generally correlated to body size and on average black are bigger than whites.
      5.) discussions of race are moot because of the complex and intricate level of multi racial blending that has gone on for over 7 thousand years.
      6.) Need more lets look at milk yes milk white people and black people Europe and Africa can drink milk. It's coming I know your looking for the point. The point is genetics the trait to be able to digest milk is only about a few hundred years old in humans. That means we have been so inbred that we have shared this milk digesting gene thought more than half the worlds population. However there are still a lot of Asian people who cannot digest milk as all In China Singapore Thailand etc.
      7.) There actually more genetic difference between boy and girl than between a black and white person the difference is about 2% of DNA. That is a Max not a minimum which means that all the variations of persons occur within that 2% margin.
      8.) The population of America has blacks at about 12% They might be as high as 20% however thanks to planned parent hood there is a lot of dead black babies.
      9.)There actually not enough data yet on brains and sizes. This is largely because it is expensive to do this. The large selection of data on brain sizes is actually skull sizes and has nothing to do with weight or size both of which are actually more important again based on folds in the brain and number of active neurons.

      • Michael Stewart Michael Stewart United States says:

        Almost everything in this post is either incorrect or irrelevant. Ancestral groups are easily identified genetically, for example. Asian, European, and African brains can be reliably differentiated by examining the surface configuration. My genome is more like Mozart's or Newton's than it is like an East Asian's or African's according to any reasonable measure, but I am not a Mozart or a Newton. Consider the magnitude of the genetic differences between a human and a chimpanzee.

    • johnny caldwell johnny caldwell United States says:

      They did a similar test in Chimps who also were shown to have the same working memory superiority. Please don't confuse this as a way for blacks to be more functionally intelligent. It amazes me that the more neanderthal dna a race has, the more intelligent they become. Asians and white are close with Asians coming in several points higher. Asians are shown to have had 2 large interbreeding with neanderthals where whites have only had 1. Africans have 0% neanderthal DNA and are quite a bit less intelligent than any other race. If you're theories of Africans low scoring to just be a problem with a test were true, you wouldn't see the poor performance of blacks in most academic areas like you see now.

    • BS!
      Henry Stoneking Henry Stoneking United States says:

      To state that money (ed spending)will increase brain size will eliminate any possibility of your other arguments making any sense.  I think I can move on...Larger brains have more neurons by the way.  There is no way that Asians have anywhere near the brain size as whites, just look at their heads for crying out loud.

    • David Miller David Miller United States says:

      IQ is part Genetic and part random. The genetic part is 45 % hereditary and 55%  toward the mean. Of your race

    • Amante Forenza Amante Forenza United States says:

      You are only addressing cultural and social issues. These studies are not just based on the United States. You’re reasoning is a idiotic as a Christian Fundamentlist staring that the earth is flat because the Bible says so. It does nobody any good to deny science and facts. There are clear talents for all races. Stating that they are all the same in whatever capacity, is false and ignorant.

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