Re: What Are the Race Deniers Denying?

Richard F. Hall (
Sun, 10 Nov 1996 07:23:26 MST

In article <5621bj$> Ron Kephart <> writes:
>From: Ron Kephart <>
>Subject: Re: What Are the Race Deniers Denying?
>Date: 9 Nov 1996 13:35:47 GMT

> ("Duncan R. MacMillan") wrote:
>> I get the impression that a lot of people who rubbish "The Bell Curve"
>> seem to think that IQ was used to assign the subjects to their racial groups,
>> instead of the other way round.

>No, that's not the problem. The problem with the Bell Curve and other
>pseudo scientific attempts to correlate "race" and "IQ" is that people
>are assigned to "races" based on the US folk racial taxonomy, and then
>differences (real or otherwise) between these groups are projected
>onto their biology. The groups are NOT biological, but CULTURAL
>constructs, and thus the conclusion that differences in "IQ" reflect
>differences in genetics is wrong, wrong, wrong.

>Ron Kephart
>University of North Florida

Fear not. In just a few more generations, IQ tests will no longer be able to
discriminate between races. When a society supports and even subsidizes the
proliferation of their least capable members (without regard to race), then
those members soon make up the bulk of that society. Racial supremists are
ignorant of the "Bell Curve" and things like population distribution. They
typically cling to anything that will give them a sense of well being.