Originally Posted by Rainfall
Why is skin colour meaningless? Are you aware that there are quite substantial differences in the IQ between the races? East Asians and Europeans do well, and Africans are more at the bottom?
Those numbers are very close to numbers I have obtained from another source.
IQ scores are very unpopular with liberals because it provides a common-sense, simple, and clear-cut answer as to why some races do better in academic mastery than others.
If academic achievement (or lack of) is attributed primarily to IQ, then the liberals can't justify spending (read wasting) billions of taxpayer dollars trying to "equalize the playing field".
They would prefer to come up with bizzare theories (all needing money to fix).
My own view is that to succeed academically; a) you have to have an opportunity to attend school, b) a strong desire to learn backed up with a work ethic, and c) a basic amount of intelligence commissurate with the difficulty of the subject matter (i.e. it takes less intelligence to get a BS degree in chicano studies, than it is to get a BS degree in chemical engineering).
Just my opinion of course.
Still there are more important qualities to being a human than just pure intelligence.
Look at Wicked Willie Clinton. He supposedly had a high IQ and a great education, and he was basically a dirtbag.
I have more respect for someone with a low IQ and little education, who works hard and is honest, than extremely smart people with advanced degrees that have low character.
Again, just my opinion.