HS science fair project "questioning" African-American intelligence

Sep 2012
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Racism rears its ugly head once again...probably learned at home.

High School science fair project questioning African-American intelligence sparks outrage

Students, parents and staff at C.K. McClatchy High School are upset over a science fair project by a student in its elite magnet program that questioned whether certain races of people lack the intelligence to handle the program's academically challenging coursework.

Some of those outraged by the racially charged project say it points to a larger problem: the lack of ethnic diversity in the school's elite HISP program.

The project that started the controversy was titled "Race and IQ." It raised the hypothesis: "If the average IQs of blacks, Southeast Asians, and Hispanics are lower than the average IQs of non-Hispanic whites and Northeast Asians, then the racial disproportionality in (HISP) is justified."

The project was put on display with others on Monday afternoon to be judged by a team of community members as part of the fourth annual Mini Science Fair. It was removed Wednesday morning after students, parents and staff complained. The science fair was open to students and parents.

The controversial project also included a bibliography and quotes from five books, one a text from 1904 called "The Essential Kafir" that argued South African blacks were intellectually inferior to whites. The term "kaffir" has since evolved into a racial slur in South Africa, where it is sometimes referred to as the "k-word."

"I think that a lot of people, especially of color, are really hurt and upset by this," said Chrysanthe Vidal, a senior in the HISP program.

She said the student who prepared the report has a history of making racist remarks in class. He is described by peers as a boy of Asian descent and a participant in the accelerated Humanities and International Studies program, or HISP. The Sacramento Bee did not speak to the student and is not identifying the minor.
 
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Asians can certainly be very racist. Seen some of it in high school here in Canada, the school was like 70% Chinese, like our whole town. Mostly good people. But, yeah, they have their share of assholes and bigots too. It's also the Chinese parents, many of them church goers, who had fought against gay-straight alliance clubs and other such inclusion in general in the schools there. Fact.
 
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Asians can certainly be very racist. Seen some of it in high school here in Canada, the school was like 70% Chinese, like our whole town. Mostly good people. But, yeah, they have their share of assholes and bigots too. It's also the Chinese parents, many of them church goers, who had fought against gay-straight alliance clubs and other such inclusion in general in the schools there. Fact.
Monolithic societies are made weary of others.
 
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It was an excellent project. It was a perfect teaching moment to remind/teach students of the history of this kind of thinking.

Every generation needs to be aware of the tools used by racists to be aware of those that use the techniques to push their agenda.


Seems so many these days...Donald Trump included...who use propaganda of racists without even knowing that they are. [giving the benefit of the doubt]

I truly believe this is why so many are shocked when someone calls them a racist. They are unaware that they are using tried and true racist arguments [giving the benefit of the doubt]
 
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Meanwhile we have voices on the left jumping to racist conclusions. The same voices that openly disparage any "whitey" living in the south...and we also have comments about "stupid" red necks.

Par for the course, the left complaining about a behavior they have perfected.
 
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Meanwhile we have voices on the left jumping to racist conclusions. The same voices that openly disparage any "whitey" living in the south...and we also have comments about "stupid" red necks.

Par for the course, the left complaining about a behavior they have perfected.
Dafuq?
 
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Meanwhile we have voices on the left jumping to racist conclusions. The same voices that openly disparage any "whitey" living in the south...and we also have comments about "stupid" red necks.

Par for the course, the left complaining about a behavior they have perfected.
Don't be silly. Or so obvious.
 
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Meanwhile we have voices on the left jumping to racist conclusions. The same voices that openly disparage any "whitey" living in the south...and we also have comments about "stupid" red necks.

Par for the course, the left complaining about a behavior they have perfected.
Here is a news flash for you...there are no credible studies on Race and IQ.

I bet you will never find ONE that determines whites as inferior.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/should-research-on-race-and-iq-be-banned/
 
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From the linked article:

The McClatchy student tested his race and intelligence hypothesis by having a handful of unidentified teens of various races take an online intelligence test.
His report concluded that, "the lower average IQs of blacks, Southeast Asians, and nonwhite Hispanics means that they are not as likely as non-Hispanic whites and Northeast Asians to be accepted into a more academically rigorous program such as HISP. Therefore, the racial disproportionality of HISP is justified."


So, was the study unscientific? Was the survey sample too small? Would you have accepted the results if it was a larger survey that was carefully collected?
 
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Meanwhile we have voices on the left jumping to racist conclusions. The same voices that openly disparage any "whitey" living in the south...and we also have comments about "stupid" red necks.

Par for the course, the left complaining about a behavior they have perfected.
Good point and if I lived in the deep south (not that my residence would even matter), I would avoid involving myself in any such "experiment" just to prove that southerners were inferior in any way to their northern counterparts. Why? Because it's pointless and hurtful to talk about limitations. Just one of the reasons that I purposefully avoid taunting members of this very site for being slow, uneducated, having a low IQ, etc. It's unproductive, divisive and it actually makes you look like an insensitive horses ass.

*You have a completely valid point about the disparaging remarks made on this site that are directed at people in the south. I fully support you on this, good sir.
 
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