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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

The Problem - Part 1

#iq #intelligence #sociology

The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life

Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray

1994

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2019-10-12

For many, this topic makes the book a dangerous text, to be placed alongside Mein Kampf. Perhaps worse since it's a gentleman's racism, not mad ravings but the format of proper science, something the alt-right can embrace with a sense of rationality and realism.

The alternate point of view seems to be that race is all but imaginary, an inappropriate subject for scientific tools. (But somehow reliably found in charts in sociology and economics publications.)