Education and IQ

So, I am regularly told that “IQ is not this huge factor!” and that “education makes more of a difference in people’s lives” as this big thing that is supposed to make hereditarian beliefs about intelligence go out the window. Along with that we also get the “If group x had better education, their IQ would rise.” Stuff like this, commonly believed, yet unproved nonsense, is why I’m here.

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Hispanic Crime Revisited

The debate of Hispanic crime has been going on for the past few decades. We tend to hear a plethora of stories relating to Hispanics being the perps in a lot of crimes and we paint a picture of their crime rates in our head. We do the same for black people and we do the reverse for whites and Asians, seeing a lack of crime and saying “These groups probably don’t commit a lot of crime.” But anecdotes aren’t always great – usually only useful for historical presentation and views of the public. Data is what matters but on Hispanic crime the data leaves a lot to answer. (more…)