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  • Expert surveys on biological group differences

    12/03/2022 7:32:28 AM PST · by karpov · 30 replies
    Substack ^ | December 2, 2022 | Noah Carl
    In the debate over the causes of group differences in IQ, it is often claimed that no serious scientist believes genes play a significant role. The only people who believe this, it is said, are assorted cranks and amateurs. We can quickly dispense with this claim by consulting the various expert surveys that have been conducted over the years. Both Sean Last and Emil Kirkegaard have covered these before, but for several reasons I thought I do my own write-up: to correct a minor error in Sean’s post; to add results from the most recent study; and to present a...
  • American Bar Association under fire for proposal to abandon LSAT after study shows minorities score lower: Recommendation follows a study that found black test-takers score 11 points lower than the average for white and Asian test-takers.

    11/27/2022 8:46:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Just The News ^ | 11/27/2022 | Madeleine Hubbard
    The American Bar Association is under fire after taking steps to abandon LSAT entrance exam scores as a law school admissions requirement after a study showed that minority applicants score lower. The Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar approved the proposed standards revision earlier this month.The proposed change now goes to the association's policy-making body, the House of Delegates, for review in February. "But final approval to change ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools rests with the council, which serves as an independent arm of the ABA for...
  • Disparity Doesn’t Necessarily Imply Racism. Today it’s more often the result of skills gaps than discrimination. That’s something every black student needs to know.

    11/25/2022 6:37:25 PM PST · by karpov · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 25, 2022 | Roland Fryer
    ... [I]n graduate school, I read a 1995 paper titled “The Role of Premarket Factors in Black-White Wage Differences.” Using a nationally representative sample of more than 12,000 14- to 17-year-olds from 1979, Derek A. Neal and William R. Johnson estimated that blacks earned between 35% to 45% less than whites on average. They examined how much of the wage gap could be attributed to present-day discrimination in the workplace versus differences in skill as measured by the Armed Forces Qualification Test, a cousin of the ACT and SAT. Importantly, they weren’t trying to measure the effect of America’s racist...
  • Firefighters: Massachusetts canceling civil-service exams following court case

    11/11/2022 10:58:22 AM PST · by massmike · 40 replies
    ( ^ | 11/11/2022 | Sean Philip Cotter
    The state has canceled the upcoming fire civil-service promotional exam and “will not score” the recent statewide exam for police in light of a recent Boston-based court case. The court case in question is Tatum et al v. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a suit from several Black or Hispanic police officers filed back in 2009 as they claimed that the civil-service sergeants’ promotional exam disadvantaged minority test takers, leading to lower scores and therefore delayed or missed promotions through the centralized and highly regimented process used by many police and fire departments.
  • My “debunked” views. A response to an attempted cancellation

    11/03/2022 12:11:00 PM PDT · by karpov · 18 replies
    The Critic ^ | November 2, 2022 | Nathan Cofnas
    Stop the press! Cambridge hired someone who said something that was debunked — debunked by experts, no less. How could this have happened? Well, here’s the story from the perspective of the one who was supposedly “debunked”. I am a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Cambridge. (I feel like Jason Stanley when I say that.) My research areas are the philosophy of biology and ethics. Three years ago, when I was a PhD student at Oxford, I published a paper in a highly respected philosophy and psychology journal calling for free inquiry...
  • In Sweden, talking about race and intelligence will get you a fine

    10/12/2022 5:36:16 AM PDT · by karpov · 58 replies
    Clear Language, Clear Mind (blog) ^ | September 24, 2022 | Emil O. W. Kirkegaard
    I have somehow not heard of this case, but there’s an ongoing case in Sweden where a 80-ish year old man, Bertil Malmberg, talked about the intelligence of nations, specifically mentioning that South Sudan’s recorded mean intelligence is one of the lowest in the world (Mankind Quarterly has no less than 15 recent studies from Sudan). In his words (Google translated from Swedish): It is relevant that the population there is among the peoples with the lowest intelligence in the entire world, which is well documented in research. According to the UN, the country has a very low HDI (Human...
  • Memphis, Tenn. police warn community after gunman is reportedly shooting people at random on Facebook Live

    09/07/2022 5:37:04 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 100 replies
    BREAKING: Memphis, Tenn. police warn community after gunman is reportedly shooting people at random on Facebook Live
  • Ezekiel Kelly, Memphis Shooting Suspect: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    09/08/2022 5:37:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    HEAVY ^ | 8 SEPTEMBER 2022 7:00 AM | Staff
    Facebook Photo from the Zeek Huncho Facebook page Ezekiel Kelly was named by Memphis police as the active shooter who randomly gunned down seven people, killing four of them, in public places throughout the Tennessee city. Kelly, 19, who is now in custody, according to Memphis police, was streaming live on Facebook during the shootings. He is also known as Ezekiel Dejuan Kelly and Ezekiel D. Kelly. “This has been a horrific week for the City of Memphis,” the Memphis police chief, C.J. Davis, said in a news conference. She said that four people were shot to death (two men...
  • Jealousy over a THREESOME between passengers sparked 60-person brawl on Carnival Cruise ship dance floor that lasted for an HOUR and spanned five floors

    06/30/2022 3:28:28 AM PDT · by Cecily · 233 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | June 30, 2022 | Keith Griffith & James Gordon
    A brawl that erupted between dozens of people onboard a cruise ship was caused by jealousy over a threesome between passengers, according to a witness. A travel agent who was witness to the fracas told Fox News that the punch-up began over allegations of cheating - in particular, an alleged threesome which then upset the participants' respective partners. Video of the fracas depicted a chaotic scene as between 40 and 60 passengers began punching and shoving one another.
  • There are 69% more poor people in Russia

    06/14/2022 10:21:31 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 50 replies ^ | 14-JUN-2022
    In the first quarter of 2022, the number of Russians living below the poverty line increased by 69%. This follows from the publication of Rosstat. According to Rosstat estimates, in the first quarter of 2022, the population with incomes below the poverty line was 20.9 million people. At the same time, at the end of 2021, the department reported 12.4 million Russians below the poverty line. Thus, over the three months of 2022, the number of poor people in Russia increased by 8.5 million, or 68.5%. In the first quarter of 2022, Rosstat proceeded from the bar of 12,916 rubles...
  • TWENTY people including a number of children are shot and one person is killed at Arkansas car show raising money for non-profit youth organization: Cops say person of interest is in custody but there may have been multiple shooters

    03/19/2022 11:58:21 PM PDT · by blueplum · 166 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 19 Mar 2022 | y STEPHEN M. LEPORE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    The incident took place at about 7:25 p.m. at the Delta N.E.Y.O. Hood-nic Foundation car show The shooting happened in the town of Dumas, about 85 miles southeast from the state capital of Little Rock Arkansas State Troopers were sent to Dumas following an initial report of a shooting outside a local business where the show took place Authorities said that 'as many as 10' people were wounded Investigators have since confirmed that at least one person has been killed in the shooting, according to KARK
  • 77% Of Students At One Baltimore High School Read At Elementary, Kindergarten Level

    02/06/2022 1:09:33 AM PST · by lowbridge · 66 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | February 5, 2022 | Ashe Schow
    More than three quarters of students at one Baltimore high school are reading at an elementary level, with many reading at a kindergarten level. Fox Baltimore reported that a teacher at Patterson High School, one of the largest high schools in the city, came forward with information showing 77% of students at the schools were found to have an elementary school reading level. Patterson has a 61% graduation rate and a $12 million budget. The teacher has not been identified to protect them from retaliation. “iReady assessments are given in Baltimore City Schools to help determine at which grade level...
  • Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee Dies at 102

    01/16/2022 2:15:49 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 62 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01/16/2022 | Gina Cook
    Decorated Tuskegee Airman Brigadier Gen. Charles McGee has died. He was 102. McGee died peacefully in his sleep Sunday morning, a family spokesperson said. “He had his right hand over his heart and was smiling serenely,” his youngest daughter Yvonne McGee said in a family statement. “He was a wonderful human being……I feel proud and privileged to be called his son," McGee's son, Ron McGee, said McGee, a longtime resident of Bethesda, Maryland, flew 409 combat missions in conflicts from World War II to Vietnam
  • Man stabs Taiwan Convenience Store Clerk to Death Over Reminder to Wear Face Mask

    11/23/2021 11:42:20 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | NOVEMBER 23, 2021 | Claudia Tan
    After being denied entry into a convenience store for being unmasked, a Taiwanese man lost his cool, fatally stabbing the store clerk who asked him to put on a face mask. The stabbing took place outside a convenience store in Taoyuan early Nov 21 morning, FocusTaiwan reported. Police said that the suspect, a 41-year-old man surnamed Chiang, tried to enter the convenience store at 4am, but was stopped and asked to put on a mask by the store clerk Tsai. Shortly after, Chiang put on a mask and returned to the store. After browsing some shelves, he got into an...
  • Ben Carson Rips Covid Vaccines For Kids: 'This Is Really A Giant Experiment'

    10/31/2021 5:19:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 31, 2021 | Scott Morefield
    Dr. Ben Carson, Housing and Urban Development Secretary under President Donald Trump, criticized Covid-19 vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 as "a giant experiment" during a Sunday appearance on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures." Asked by anchor Maria Bartiromo whether he agreed with the recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) decision to allow children to receive Pfizer's Covid vaccine, Carson definitively replied, "absolutely not." Carson, former director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, went on to explain his reasoning: The fact of the matter is, the mortality rate for children from COVID-19 is 0.025, which is...

    10/29/2021 1:20:50 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 30 replies
    RSBN ^ | October 28, 2021 | Laura Ramirez
    Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather took to social media Monday to defend Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving’s decision to remain unvaccinated despite the team’s vaccine mandate. “America is the land of the free: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and supposedly freedom to choose,” Mayweather said in a video posted on social media. “Never be controlled by money.” “I respect you for having some integrity and being your own man. A free mind makes his own choices and a slave mind follows the crowd,” Mayweather continued. “Stand for something or fall for anything. One man can lead a revolution to...
  • Florida’s Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo Shreds ‘Climate of Dishonesty’ About Covid in Epic Rant Against Mandates

    10/27/2021 9:24:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Becker News ^ | 10/27/2021 | Kyle Becker
    Florida’s Surgeon General, Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD, went off on an epic rant against the “climate of dishonesty” that has surrounded the mainstream media’s Covid pandemic coverage since the very beginning. Ladapo shred the media’s myths and misrepresentations about how the coronavirus behaves and the most prudent public health policies to limit its damage. Watch: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “You remember when people were telling you that these vaccines would stop transmission and the rates of protection were greater than 90%?” he asked. “Well, you know, guess what, here we are about 10 months afterward and we’re...
  • NYC to phase out Gifted and Talented program

    10/08/2021 8:48:22 AM PDT · by karpov · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 8, 2021 | Selim Algar, Lee Brown and Carl Campanile
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is phasing out New York City’s Gifted and Talented program, he announced Friday — bowing to critics who complain that the coveted model is racist. Current students in the program will be able to stay in accelerated-learning classes to completion. But new cohorts they will be completely eliminated by fall 2022, ending the current testing for 4-year-old city kids. “The era of judging four-year-olds based on a single test is over,” de Blasio said Friday. It is being replaced by Brilliant NYC, a program offering students aged 8 and up chances for accelerated learning — while...
  • A Handful Of NBA Players Have Become The Voice Of Reason In The COVID Vaccine Debate

    10/07/2021 9:21:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 7, 2021 | John Daniel Davidson
    The fact that 24-year-old Jonathan Isaac can speak more cogently about COVID and freedom of conscience than the entire corporate press is an astonishing development.One of the most remarkable twists in the pandemic is that a handful of NBA players have emerged as the most cogent and principled defenders of liberty, common sense, and basic civic decency in America.It’s a bit unexpected. In recent years, the NBA has most often landed in the political news cycle thanks to LeBron James’ disgusting habit of bowing and scraping before the Chinese Communist Party, or Steve Kerr’s refusal to breathe a word about...
  • Jonathan Isaac of Orlando Magic (NBA) addresses his stance on the COVID-19 vaccination (should replace Dr. Fauci!)

    09/28/2021 9:31:19 AM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 12 replies
    Jonathan Isaac in recent years has been forced to discuss off-the-court topics more regularly than anything basketball related. In July 2020, Isaac’s return from a knee injury that sidelined him for seven months was overshadowed by his decision to stand during the National Anthem …