Jason Richwine Should Have His IQ Tested

I guess facts can be made to support any argument.

I guess facts can be made to support any argument.

What an idiot. Here is what one of the leading researchers at a conservative think tank wrote a few years back about Hispanic immigrants to the U.S.

[n]o one knows whether Hispanics will ever reach IQ parity with whites, but the prediction that new Hispanic immigrants will have low-IQ children and grandchildren is difficult to argue against. From the perspective of Americans alive today, the low average IQ of Hispanics is effectively permanent.

Wow. Goes to show that an education does not guarantee someone will not be an idiot.

The author of that statement, which came from a dissertation he wrote in college, though it has been shown that he still believes such drivel, is Jason Richwine, of the Heritage Foundation, one of the major opponents to immigration reform going on in Washington. No wonder Heritage is against immigration reform when they have people like Richwine working for them. Strangely, the Heritage Foundation is trying to back away from what Richwine wrote in that paper. Yet they keep him on staff and happen to agree with the implied point of his argument, that we should not let more Hispanic immigrants into the U.S.

Geez.

Here is a full article on this craziness.

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13 thoughts on “Jason Richwine Should Have His IQ Tested

  1. ctfranklin28 says:

    Quick question: How can a person who live in country founded with immigrants, supported and built by immigrants then turn around and say that those immigrants don’t belong in the process?

    Oh wait, my mistake…I could debate this but there is no point. If the people who support this article believe Hispanic intelligence is limited, there’s no way a Black comment will change the debate!

  2. ericjbaker says:

    Good thing he’s doing such important “work” with his gigantic intellect. While he’s busy in his “think” tank, the rest of us are in a “do” tank.

    • Earnest Harris says:

      Yeah, too much thinking. I always heard that sometimes the smartest people have the least common sense.

      • ericjbaker says:

        I assume you are speaking in general terms at this point. The only thinking going on at the Heritage Foundation is how to keep intact the tradition of old, white rich guys running things. They’re still sore about the Emancipation Proclamation, I believe.

      • Earnest Harris says:

        And the interesting thing also is that this guy has written other racist crap that has appeared on a white supremacist site, as Rachel Maddow pointed out on her show last night. Wait, this might be the guy behind that shiny green Klan hoodie we saw before!

  3. I agree..The First Amendment, like everything, is a blessing and a curse. The Founding Fathers who penned that every citizen has a right to free speech also restricted that right to citizens who didn’t look like them.

    Until people learn to live with reality, there will always be those who support a delusion…..

    It has already happened several times in American (slavery, Civil Rights, etc.) and will probably happen for some time in the future.

    • Earnest Harris says:

      So true. I have never understand how people prefer to live with delusion, or chosen ignorance, but people do. But yeah, we have the right to be ignorant, as strange as that sounds.

  4. Caleb Gee says:

    Typical Teabagger spreading his irrational belief in white supremacy. I could care less what an IQ test says – a collection of all the teabaggers’ quotes is more than enough to prove that white ppl are NOT smarter than in other race by a long shot.

    • Earnest Harris says:

      I have never been a fan of IQ tests either. Don’t get what the point is because there are very smart people who don’t amount to nothing and conversely some people who may not seem the most intelligent but who do great things for the world.

  5. Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary says that White people need to come up with ideas to justify their hate and xenophobia, otherwise they would have to admit that they are wrong. I would say many European-Americans are not deep thinkers if they can live with their cognitive dissonance of preaching freedom and liberty, while at the same time building prisons and walls.

    • Earnest Harris says:

      Interesting. Of course it is hard for me to put myself in that mindset, only knowing the view from my seat as a minority, but I have wondered how people can ignore the obvious inequities.

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