Re: IQ AND RACE. The taboo subject.
Gordon Fitch (email@example.com)
14 Feb 1995 23:17:19 -0500
firstname.lastname@example.org (Stephen Lajoie):
| Right now we make affirmative action policies applied to individuals
| based on the assumption that all races have equal distributions of
| intelligence. If we are going to make policy, we should at least have the
| facts straight.
No, affirmative action policies do not make the assumption
that all races have equal distributions of intelligence.
The assumption made is that people, as categorized by
social "race", are likely to be about equally qualified for
the jobs to which affirmative action is applied. Very, very
few jobs stretch anyone's intelligence to its limit; hence,
intellectual capacity is only one of many factors in job
I hope all you "IQ" fans notice that, once again,
"intelligence" is being equated with "general (economic)
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