Re: Race, intelligence, and anti-racist prejudice

David A. Johns (
17 Feb 1995 10:23:33 GMT

In article <> (Mr. Nice Guy) writes:

# The African Americans in this country were captured in Africa.
# They may have been the poorer fighters, slowest runners, or had
# the worst leaders, at the very least they were in the wrong place
# at the wrong time. They may not be typical of the population
# were they were captured.

And to the extent that they were captured in inter-tribe warfare, they
may have been a sample of the best and brightest -- those who were
warriors in their cultures. We can make up scenarios like this all
day long.

# Most whites and Asians chose to came to America to better
# themselves. It is possible that they were more ambitious, hard
# working or adventurous than the group that stayed at home. It is
# quite likely that the whites and Asian that decided to come to
# America are not typical of the population in Europe or Asia.
# It is possible that those Europeans and Asians who decided to
# come to America had a somewhat higher IQ than those who did
# stayed in Europe and Asia. This could explain why in the US that
# the whites and asians have higher median IQs.

Oh, poo. Most white Americans are descended from criminals, misfits,
and religious fanatics who couldn't survive in their own countries.

Note that this is even more true of Australia, and white Australians
still score much higher on IQ tests than Aborigines, who certainly
weren't filtered as you think the Africans were.

David Johns