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The Crucifixion of Jason Richwine
Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2013 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 05/10/2013 3:09:10 AM PDT by Kaslin

How low will supporters of the Gang of Eight immigration bill go to get their way? This low: They've shamelessly branded an accomplished Ivy League-trained quantitative analyst a "racist" and will stop at nothing to destroy his career as they pave their legislative path to another massive illegal alien benefits bonanza.

Jason Richwine works for the conservative Heritage Foundation. He's a Harvard University Ph.D. who co-authored a study that pegs the cost of the Ted Kennedy Memorial Open Borders Act 2.0 legislation at $6.3 trillion. Lead author Robert Rector is a senior research fellow at Heritage, a former United States Office of Personnel Management analyst and the intellectual godfather of welfare reform. He holds a master's degree in political science from Johns Hopkins University.

Both Democrats and Republicans leaped to discredit the 102-page report without bothering to read it. The Washington Post falsely claimed that the study did not take into account increased revenues from amnestied illegal alien workers. It did. Haley Barbour immediately proclaimed that the Heritage assessment of government costs incurred by amnestied illegal aliens was "not serious."

They want to talk gravitas? Let's talk gravitas. Blowhard Barbour is a career politician and paid lobbyist for the government of Mexico who has carried water for open borders since the Bush years. Richwine received his doctorate in public policy in 2009 from Harvard University's prestigious Kennedy School of Government. He holds bachelor's degrees in mathematics and political science from American University. Before joining Heritage in 2010, he worked at the American Enterprise Institute on a dissertation fellowship.

Richwine's 166-page dissertation, "IQ and Immigration Policy," is now being used to smear him -- and, by extension, all of Heritage's scholarship -- as "racist." While the punditocracy and political establishment sanctimoniously call for "honest discussions" on race, they rush to crush bona fide, dispassionate academic inquiries into the controversial subjects of intelligence, racial and ethnic differences, and domestic policy.

Richwine's entire thesis is now online here.

Part One reviews the science of IQ. Part Two delves into empirical research comparing IQs of the native-born American population with that of immigrant groups, with the Hispanic population broken out. Richwine explores the causes of an immigrant IQ deficit that appears to persist among Hispanic immigrants to the U.S. through several generations.

The thesis analyzes social policy consequences of these findings and uses a model of the labor market "to show how immigrant IQ affects the economic surplus accruing to natives and the wage impact on low-skill natives."

The smug dismissal of Richwine's credentials and scholarship is to be expected by liberal hacks and clown operatives. But a reckless and cowardly pileup of knee-jerk dilettantes on the right -- including former McCain campaign co-chair Ana Navarro and conservative Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin -- have joined the character assassins of the Soros-sphere, MSNBC and Mother Jones in deeming Richwine a "racist." The drooling attack dogs of the far-left blog Daily Kos have now launched a pressure campaign against the JFK School demanding to know "why the school awarded Richwine a Ph.D. and what they plan to do in the future to prevent it from happening again.”

No researcher or academic institution is safe if this smear campaign succeeds. Richwine's dissertation committee at Harvard included George Borjas, Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy. The Cuban-born scholar received his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia. He is an award-winning labor economist, a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research and the author of countless books, including a widely used labor economics textbook now in its sixth edition.

Richard J. Zeckhauser, the Frank P. Ramsey Professor of Political Economy at JFK, also signed off on Richwine's dissertation. Zeckhauser earned a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard. He belongs to the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Sciences).

The final member of Richwine's "racist" thesis committee is Christopher Jencks, the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy at Harvard's JFK School. He is a renowned left-wing academic who has taught at Harvard, Northwestern, the University of Chicago and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He edited the liberal New Republic magazine in the 1960s and has written several scholarly books tackling poverty, economic inequality, affirmative action, welfare reform and, yes, racial differences ("The Black-White Test Score Gap").

The willingness of Republican Gang of 8'ers to allow a young conservative researcher and married father of two to be strung up by the p.c. lynch mob for the crime of unflinching social science research is chilling, sickening and suicidal.

These are serious people doing serious work. The crucifiers of Jason Richwine pretend to defend sound science. But if it is now inherently racist to study racial and ethnic differences among demographic groups, then it's time to shut down every social sciences department in the country.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; bellcurve; illegalimmigration; iq; jasonrichwine; michellemalkin; richwine

1 posted on 05/10/2013 3:09:10 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Rubio is a worthless fraud. Of all of them, his hypocrisy makes me the most sick. I knew the others were turds. MR pretended to not be....when it was convenient for him to win an election.


2 posted on 05/10/2013 3:18:30 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: vmivol00

Four legs good, two legs bad!


3 posted on 05/10/2013 3:20:27 AM PDT by loveitor.. ("I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours..." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kaslin

If the current back-biting arguments about whether to legalize, ‘normalize’ as Rubio puts it, or otherwise legitimze these invaders rests on what the additional cost to ‘government’ will be, then we are in deep, deep doo-doo as a sovereign country.

These people, MS-13 Gang of 8 included, don’t even want, won’t accept any conditions such as “the borders shall have been secure for 6 months before any in-country illegal is made citizen”. They say “well, that would delay citizenship to these ‘workers’ indefinitely. INDEFINITELY, did you hear that? Even they quietly agree the border WILL NEVER BE SECURED!

If, IF you irrationally put all that aside and go to their diversionist “government cost” argument, the government is getting and has gotten ALL the damn money they are ever going to get out of these illegals. Government will still get the employer and employee payroll taxes they can’t scheme their way out of, they’ll still have to pay out the EITC, SNAP, WICs, Section 8, and all that other giveaway stuff. If the government thinks they’ll EVER get any income tax money out of these people, they are deluded.

They’ll all do just like they do now - claim so many dependents that their tax bites are miniscule, leaving only the payroll taxes to pay. Net increase? ZIP, NADA, ZED, ZERO, NIL, Bupkiss.


4 posted on 05/10/2013 3:20:48 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: vmivol00

Eight guys trying to give away our hard earned money to illegal aliens in exchange for votes. And they are really naieve enought to think the Hispanic population will vote to keep those frauds in office?! Sorry guys but you will not only be disrespected for what you are doing but will be replaced in short order by many other Garcias, Rodriquezs, and Ochoas.idiots with hidden agendas always arrive at the same destination - higher taxes / more money, more regulations, more power or for more votes.


5 posted on 05/10/2013 3:31:56 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Kaslin

The fact is that the Gang of Eight....and all Illegal Alien Amnesty supporters....are racist

The Rubio-Obama Amnesty bill gives millions to groups like La Raza. La Raza, in Spanish, means “the race”. La Raza also pushes the racist theories of Reconquista and Aztlan.....Reconquista is the re-conquest of the SW USA by Mestizo/Hispanic/Indigenous peoples....and Aztlan is the name of this conquered territory. This is what La Raza, MEChA, and other Hispano Racist groups believe in....and who the Gang of Eight want to give tax dollars to

La Raza is nothing more than the Hispanic Ku Klux Klan.

And this is a group that will be funded by the Rubio-Obama Amnesty bill.


6 posted on 05/10/2013 3:35:18 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Kaslin

I was watching as the mother of the Castro boys was interviewed yesterday. An American woman lived in this country all of her life and cannot speak English.

We are losing our country.


7 posted on 05/10/2013 3:42:47 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Duke of Milan

The entire purpose of immigration is to change the demographics so that democrats will take over for generations. Costs, terrorism, etc... mean nothing, the goal is worthy beyond anything else. It would not matter if Richwine was Einstein, anyone or anything that steps in front of the demographics juggernaut MUST be destroyed.


8 posted on 05/10/2013 3:43:44 AM PDT by Duke of Milan
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To: vmivol00
rubio is a traitor, a liar and a thief. He stabs America through her heart... he is a traitor... he lies about what is in his bill and what it will do and what it will not do... and he is stealing our Sovereignty and Freedom and Liberty while doing it. FU rubio... I will spend my own money to help defeat you when you run again.

LLS

9 posted on 05/10/2013 4:02:42 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Venturer

An American woman lived in this country all of her life and cannot speak English...................................... They speak Spanish in Puerto Rico, its part of the USA. Also the official language of the USA is No official Language. The original colonialists here were Spanish, we could all be speaking Spanish if it wasn’t for the European Wars 15-18th Centuries.


10 posted on 05/10/2013 4:13:23 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods, Glenn Doherty and Sean Smith? Forgot already?)
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To: Venturer

Revolt is coming.


11 posted on 05/10/2013 5:14:33 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
Also the official language of the USA is No official Language.

Early in our history, German was bandied about.

http://www.watzmann.net/scg/german-by-one-vote.html

12 posted on 05/10/2013 5:22:38 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Gaffer

I love the way Cruz figured out a way to implement Rush’s plan to “let them come but they can’t vote for 25 years”. Cruz is even better. NEVER. The Rats would drop immigration like a hot rock.


13 posted on 05/10/2013 5:34:29 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Kaslin; Old Sarge; NorthernCrunchyCon; UMCRevMom@aol.com; Finatic; fellowpatriot; MarineMom613; ...
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

14 posted on 05/10/2013 5:35:29 AM PDT by narses
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To: Biggirl

Hopefully while we can still defend ourselves.


15 posted on 05/10/2013 5:48:06 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Err... The US may not have an official language, but several states do, like the state I live in, Missouri.

http://us-english.org/view/513

Cheers!


16 posted on 05/10/2013 5:57:45 AM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Obama sucks. End of story.)
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To: Venturer

It is still possible, give it time.


17 posted on 05/10/2013 6:06:07 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Kaslin

Require a GED (in English) to get a green card.

And retest to get citizenship.


18 posted on 05/10/2013 6:38:52 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Fact is we don’t and should not. Spanish is not, repeat not, our language. We kicked their arses several times over the last 200 years only to be sold out by our own citizens and trojan horses.


19 posted on 05/10/2013 6:59:28 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Kaslin; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...
Ping!

Click the keyword Aliens to see more illegal alien, border security, and other related threads.

20 posted on 05/10/2013 9:04:55 AM PDT by HiJinx (Just kill the bill, already...)
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To: SeminoleCounty
La Raza also pushes the racist theories of Reconquista and Aztlan.....Reconquista is the re-conquest of the SW USA by Mestizo/Hispanic/Indigenous peoples....and Aztlan is the name of this conquered territory. This is what La Raza, MEChA, and other Hispano Racist groups believe in....and who the Gang of Eight want to give tax dollars to

It's worse then giving away territory.

They want Power, with a capital P.

That means the right to control the military force of the United States.

Isn't it shocking that someone like Loretta Sanchez sits on the Armed Services Committee?

Her loyalty is to Mexico and the Mexican people.

When 30 million of her countrymen get the vote (and they will, no matter what the sickening bill says - that's just the door opening), how many more allies will she have?

They will control the use of force by the "American" military. All those nukes? Now the property not of the Americans, but the Mexican president...because he will exercise political influence over his minions in our country.

Can anything ever be so disgusting that one of the most corrupt, criminal, and backward oligarchy's worms its way into that kind of power?

As to the fairy tale of "Aztlan", it will never matter that it's a complete fabrication. What will matter is that after this, it WILL be a reality: anyone who attempts to oppose it militarily will be confronted by the "U.S." military.

No one discusses these points. It's not even an allowable topic because to discuss it would be "racist".

Mexican is not a race. It's a nationality. And one that is hostile to the existence of the United States...unless we hand over the goodies to them.

21 posted on 05/10/2013 9:37:36 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Elsie

Elsie,
Ist das so? Ich wusste nie, dass. Können wir es jetzt ändern?


22 posted on 05/10/2013 2:08:47 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods, Glenn Doherty and Sean Smith? Forgot already?)
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To: Kaslin

Of course the Heritage Foundation already caved into the PC lynch mob.
How dare we follow Canada and rationally look at who we allow to enter the US.


23 posted on 05/10/2013 2:29:28 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Mushroom Gravy
Require a GED in English to get a Green Card? How ridiculous.

Legal immigrants get their Green Card immediately after entering the Country and going through immigration procedure, and they have to report every December their change of address even if it has not chaned

24 posted on 05/10/2013 3:17:03 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Legal immigrants get their Green Card immediately after entering the Country and going through immigration procedure.


I’m not sure how that relates to my proposal about GEDs, but I can tell you that someone lawfully present on a visa who then marries can expect to wait most of a year for the green card. It’s a big, expensive pain in the butt, especially if you want to honeymoon outside of the US.

Ask me how I know.


25 posted on 05/10/2013 3:25:37 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
ich habs a net gwust

That's the dialect from the town in Germany where I am originally from and mean that I did not know this either. Your German is very good

26 posted on 05/10/2013 3:26:59 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Mushroom Gravy

Hey, you don’t need to tell me anything. I am a naturalized citizen. You don’t wait a whole year before you get your green card. It should be ready after you go through the immigration procedure. Mine was. And btw I made my GED for the heck of it, in the 1980s (I have to look the exact date up) in the same high school my daughter graduated from and I came here in 1966


27 posted on 05/10/2013 3:37:51 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

The attorney said to expect 8-9 months after marrying to get the green card (and not to worry about international travel issues).

You’d think that someone on a unexpired ongoing student visa who got married would now have two good reasons to be here, but apparently it sets up a conflict that hostile bureaucrats like to exploit. Return from the honeymoon on your student Visa, and they can reject your green card application for fraud (and deport you) because as a newlywed, you have an intention to immigrate that is in conflict with entry on a visa.

Figure $3000-4000 for legal and filing fees to get the green card.


28 posted on 05/10/2013 4:19:47 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: Mushroom Gravy
>>>>I’m not sure how that relates to my proposal about GEDs, but I can tell you that someone lawfully present on a visa who then marries can expect to wait most of a year for the green card. It’s a big, expensive pain in the butt, especially if you want to honeymoon outside of the US.

>>>>Ask me how I know.


Oh btw here is your post to me about your to get a Green Card

Now ask me how I know

And you do have to take a test for citizenship but not a GED test

29 posted on 05/10/2013 4:23:46 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Mushroom Gravy

I didn’t come over on a student visa. I came over on a permanent visa. My husband brought me over and we already had been married over 3 years


30 posted on 05/10/2013 4:54:24 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: DoctorBulldog
... the state I live in, Missouri.

When my daughter was a teen, we traveled from Indianapolis to Disneyworld in Florida.

On the way, we stopped at a Mickey D's some where off the beaten path in rural Georgia.

As we sat down to eat our meal, she said to me; "Dad; they sure talk funny down here!"

I replied, "No; WE are the one's who talk funny down HERE."

31 posted on 05/10/2013 7:04:02 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Kaslin

And you do have to take a test for citizenship but not a GED test.

Yes, but that test should be in English.


32 posted on 05/11/2013 7:20:34 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: SeminoleCounty; Kaslin; HiJinx; LibLieSlayer
Eyes on the prize.

This bill needs to die.

33 posted on 05/11/2013 11:46:48 AM PDT by OddLane
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To: Kaslin
No researcher or academic institution is safe if this smear campaign succeeds. Quote from the text

"No researcher is safe if this smear campaign succeeds." The subtitle at National Review Online

But if it is now inherently racist to study racial and ethnic differences among demographic groups, then it’s time to shut down every social-sciences department in the country.

Let them start with West Point!

A New Anti-Terror Front? Yes, the Government Thinks It’s ‘Right-Wing Extremists’

34 posted on 05/11/2013 2:52:09 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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