Why Isn’t My Professor Black?

David Adams, American Renaissance, September 12, 2014

Blacks in Britain are learning how to play the grievance game.

“Why isn’t my professor black?” was the theme earlier this year of a panel organized by University College London (UCL), designed, it seems, to nourish a sense of grievance among black academics in Britain. The conclusion was predictable, because we’ve heard it all before–from the news media, from the Equality Commission, and from academics of every color: Insidious forms of racism persist in UK universities.

William Ackah, a black lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London, is quoted in Times Higher Education:

This [idea] that black life is . . . anti-intellectual still echoes down the corridors of time . . . Society has grown comfortable with black people in sport or music, [but] it has a problem with black people leading in public life and academia, even if . . . we are more than capable of doing so.

The Times goes on to note that “just 85 of the UK’s 18,500 professors are black,” and reports that, according to Dr Ackah, there are a lot more black academics, administrators and leaders in the United States, and not just in black studies. The Times adds that Shirley Anne Tate, a black sociologist at the University of Leeds, agrees that there is a “mindset that views black academics as ‘out of place.’ ”

How did these blacks discover this mindset? I have never come across it. Dr. Ackah might argue that this is because I am the wrong race, and therefore lack insight into such matters, but I would reply that, on the contrary, I am exactly the right race, since I could have encountered this mindset while talking to fellow whites outside the presence of blacks.

The “mindset” interpretation is echoed in a different article by Lucinda Newns, a part-time lecturer and doctoral student in post-colonial and diasporic literature–yes, there apparently is such a discipline–at London Metropolitan University. She reasons that the:

difference between the UK and the US has a lot to do with England’s colonial past and the central role that English literature played in shoring up ‘Englishness’ abroad, but it also has to do with the continuing perception in the UK that non-white populations are newcomers, making them seem like ‘add-ons’ to the established canon of ‘Great English Literature.’ And in times of austerity, such perceived ‘add-ons’ are always the first to be under threat.

This may be closer to the truth. The United States had a large black population from the beginning, whereas Britain began allowing blacks to settle only in the 1950s, and the majority came much later; immigration accelerated after 2000, under Tony Blair’s Labour government. Therefore, these non-white populations are newcomers, and the literature they have produced since, such as Sam Selvon’s novels, are add-ons. Comparing Britain and the United States is like comparing apples and oranges.

A bizarre point made during the UCL panel was that although the university holds anti-racist seminars, it continues to honor one of its benefactors, Sir Francis Galton, in the form of its Galton Lecture Theatre and the Galton Chair of Genetics (formerly eugenics), which he endowed. A black member of the audience asked, “Why do we celebrate someone like Francis Galton who hated us?”

Sir Francis Galton

Sir Francis Galton

Galton led an expedition in South West Africa (now Namibia) in the 1850s, and dealt with black Africans for several years. He certainly didn’t think highly of the Damaras, whom he found “intensely stupid” and “filthy and very troublesome in every way,” but this is not to say that he “hated” them.

Victorian explorers of Africa expressed varying opinions of the many and diverse tribes they encountered; some were favorable, some unfavorable. In his book, Narrative of an Explorer in Tropical South Africa (1853), which was feted for its accuracy and won both the Royal Geographical Society’s gold medal and the French Geographical Society’s silver medal, Galton had many good things to say about a different tribe, the Ovambo:

They are a kindhearted, cheerful people, and very domestic. I saw no pauperism in the country; everybody seemed well to do; and the few very old people that I saw were treated with particular respect and care. If Africa is to be civilized, I have no doubt that Ovambo-land will be an important point in the civilization of its southern parts. (p. 229)

He also added that the Ovambo “have a high notion of morality in many points, and seem to be a very inquiring race.” (230)

Of their women, he said:

The ladies were buxom lasses . . . They were decidedly nice-looking; their faces were open and merry . . . They seemed to be of amazingly affectionate dispositions, for they always stood in groups with their arms round each other’s necks like Canova’s graces. (213)

Galton described the chief of the Ghou Damup, as “a gentleman, and very courteous,” who “had a charming daughter, the greatest belle among the blacks that I had ever seen, and a most thorough-paced coquette.” (104)

Returning to the UCL panel, at events of this type a foreordained conclusion determines the topic. The question, “Why isn’t my professor black?” could have been challenged with “Must he be?” but this would never occur to the organizers, because of their assumption that inequality is always the result of prejudice. There may be other factors–blacks may not have the same cultural and social attitudes–but it seems more attractive to play the blame game. Surely, this is because it is the strategy most likely to yield something for nothing, in the form of unearned access, promotions, and privileges.

Noteworthy also is the fixation on blacks. When it comes to race, it’s almost always about blacks. Whites talk about of diversity, but even outside the United States, it’s always the first black whatever who gets the most publicity. Blackness is a symbol of virtue, a moral fetish.

In her account of the UCL event, our lecturer in post-colonial studies Miss Newns reflects on her lack of blackness:

I’ve recently attended a number of events on similar topics . . . . I share in the anger at the under-representation of non-white voices and experiences within UK academia.

However, they also brought to the fore an uneasiness that has been with me since the beginning of my doctoral studies, when I was asked to assist on some undergraduate modules as part of the now sadly closed Caribbean studies degree at London Metropolitan University. Its students at the time were primarily black and tended to have links–either through birth or family background–to the Caribbean, neither of which I could claim. The lecturer (who was black and Caribbean) kept reassuring me that I knew more than the students, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that personal experience would invariably trump academic knowledge when it came to questions of race.

It is often said that ‘impostor syndrome’ is a common experience among PhD students, but does my whiteness make me an impostor in some academic spaces for reasons beyond my novice status?

Thankfully, she adds that her “partner, who is not white, has joked that I should bring him along to academic events as a way to increase my ‘street cred.’ ”

This joke has astonishing implications. A white British person, living in Britain, attending a British university, feels like an impostor–an alien who doesn’t belong in her academic discipline.

This certainly has to do with the very conception of “post-colonial” studies. If colonial literature told the story of colonization from the point of view of the colonizers, post-colonial literature is–and was from the beginning–supposed to tell the story of colonization and its aftermath from the point of view of the colonized. Since academia is dominated by the Left and far Left, it is not only the voices of non-whites, but also the voices of all groups perceived as oppressed that are privileged. And “privileged” is the correct word; such people are much more important than the former colonizers; in fact, the latter are not to be included at all, unless they are diffident, apologetic, and guilt-ridden, like Miss Newns.

How does Miss Newns’ confession fit into the “mindset” of black exclusion the UCL panel was denouncing? First, university payrolls are limited, so hiring a black professor means leaving a white one unemployed. Second, white voices are as much a part of the post-colonial experience as non-white ones. Whites have been deeply affected by large transfers of populations from former colonies to formerly homogeneous homelands, yet “post-colonial” studies are designed to crowd out and even silence those voices.

If Miss Newns feels like an impostor, why not step aside and let a black woman take her place? She worries that:

there is the possibility that my appointment to a permanent academic post (should I be lucky enough to obtain one) could be a result of the very hegemonic structures that my work and politics purport to resist.

Fortunately, she:

can take some comfort in arguments such as those put forward by the post-colonial feminist scholar Trinh T. Minh-ha, who asserts that ‘the understanding of difference is a shared responsibility, which requires a minimum willingness to reach out to the unknown’–in other words, that resisting racial hierarchies should not be the job of only those who experience racism.

So there is hope, even for a white who wants take part in the post-colonial conversation. Her only authorized role, however, is as a racial expiator and redeemer, and to take an active role in her own displacement and erasure.

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  • JP Rushton

    I’m just so burnt out on this stuff right now.

    It’s Britain for God’s sake. Why are there any Africans there at all? The ones that are there, they should be thanking God every single day that they live in a nice first world country instead of the hellhole their ancestors lived in.

    But nope, not good enough. They have to rape and pillage every institution they come in contact with. Racial shakedowns for money and jobs. Abuse of the welfare system. Massive rates of murder and robbery compared to the native population. I’m just so sick of it.

    Segregation now. Segregation tomorrow. Segregation forever.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      If blacks have an historical and moral right to control South Africa, consequences be damned as a result, white, western, northern Europeans have a right to firm control over their own destinies.
      Unfortunately, that can also be interpretated as the ruling elites, all Caucasians, deciding to commence the dissolution of their own society to cultural and racial aliens like Nigerians or Sudanese.

      • proud white

        Why aren’t there many black professors? well maybe it is because they make up 13 percent of the population and only 11 out of 100 have an IQ of 100 (average IQ for whites). But the blacks will say well what about Dr. Ben Carson. Carson is one man. One man is a grain of sand on a beach it does nothing. Blacks are not good at math/science because that takes Brains. They are okay at doing things that take social skills like giving speech’s, talking, walking, having sex, going shopping. You know all the things where being intelligent really doesn’t matter. Even the middle class/ upper class blacks who apply to medical schools have considerably lower grades and test scores across the board. Just look up medical school admission stats. A white person applying to any position must have the best grades and also be lucky because all the other smart whites applying. The smart blacks with lower grades are only competing against other blacks and the black race is the dumbest race on the planet by far. Affirmative action is what keeps the black race from going extinct like the dinosaurs. If we had affirmative action for black inventions we would have thousands of black inventions. But we don’t have Affirmative action for black inventions thus we don’t have hardly any black inventions

        • Raymond Kidwell

          Fascinating. Where did you get that I.Q. data at? I don’t think many blacks are making these arguments. Usually the source of these things are Zionist Jews who feel that Jews should never intermarry, Israel should be for Jews only etc. then they publish white hating literature and theories on the other hand. I can’t find much logic to this but in my experience this is what I have usually observed. I guess they feel that destroying whites makes Jews better by comparison or maybe some vendetta due to the third reich. Other than that it seems illogical but is reality.

          Then, besides Jews the second most common people are Aryan whites who seem to hate the white race. I mean blacks are probably least responsible for affirmative action and all the white hating non-sense. The NAACP was founded and ran by Jews for a long time before they were able to actually find any black people to put into the leadership.

      • Cid Campeador

        According to Donald R. Morris _THe Washing of the Spears- The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation, the Boers arrived in that Area at the same time as the Bantu.

    • Alexandra1973

      I’m preaching to the choir here when I say they can’t maintain it, they simply destroy it, like my hometown of Detroit.

      • redpill99

        ur from detroit? what was it like in the 70s?

        • 48224

          I am also from the east side of Detroit. The far east side, zip code 48224 was 99% white and beautiful in the 70s. today it is 90% black and a crime ridden hell hole. It is now spreading to the burbs that boarder Detroit. Blacks have burned all the houses down in Detroit, don’t know how to build new ones, and must now migrate to the burbs for basic shelter. I always feel a little dirty when I speak frankly….but that is about the size of it.

          • MBlanc46

            There’s nothing dirty about telling the truth.

          • Garrett Brown

            That’s because you’ve been programmed to not tell the truth.

        • Alexandra1973

          I was born in 1973, in Southfield, first home was in Oak Park. When I was 3 months old we moved to the inner city, then in 1976, when I was 3, we moved back to Oak Park. I’ve also lived in Ferndale (graduated from Ferndale High in 1991) and my mother still lives in Ferndale, maybe a fourth of a mile north of the Detroit city limits.

          Detroit was getting bad even in the 70s. My parents had a Boston terrier stolen from out of the back yard at one point, while we were in Detroit. Not long after we moved to Oak Park the apartment house we’d lived in burned down. Looking at the place on Google Earth, it’s all empty fields and there’s a corner store. I have vague memories of that place and I recall more buildings.

          My dad used to carry his .357 Magnum with him when he had to go through or into Detroit.

          Several years ago a friend of my mom’s had his car stolen from out of her driveway, it was recovered in Detroit.

          I keep telling her, sell the house (Dad paid it off before he died) and come on down to Ohio, near the Amish.

          • Alexandra1973

            Oh, and here’s where we lived in the early-to-mid 70s. Where that SUV/whatever it is, is on Trumbull, that’s where the apartment house once stood:

          • MBlanc46

            I’m still in the “Take Back Detroit” camp. But the effort won’t be for the less adventurous. There will be violence. If your Mom’s not prepared for a fight, she should move someplace safer.

        • Stan D Mute

          In the 1970’s Detroit was Balkanized. There were pockets of white remaining in a blackening city. Areas like the Grosse Pointes and Downriver remain mostly white today. Coleman Young, radical anti-white negro, was elected in 1974. But the riots of 1967 happened on the watch of radical anti-white Roman Gribbs (Lyndon Johnson-esque). Recall there were earlier race riots in 1943 where whites still comprised a majority and fought back, but by 1967 whites had already begun retreating to the suburbs. The election of Young in 1974 was the final straw for remaining whites and they couldn’t get out fast enough. By the 1980’s middle class negroes were in full flight mode and pushing whites out of suburbs like Southfield.

          • 48224

            Same thing is happening in Chicago.

          • TL2014

            You’re from chitown, too? Nice to meet you:)

    • RealisticGuy

      Segregation? By that I hope you mean segregated into entirely separate countries.

  • Inequality.

    • Spikeygrrl

      WHERE DO I BUY THIS T-SHIRT???!!! I want it I want it I want it!!!

      • Garrett Brown

        It’s a photoshop…

      • Usually Much Calmer

        You can buy anything you want from cafepress.

  • Truthseeker

    Jared Taylor nailed it when he pointed out that we Whites prospered due to respect for differing viewpoints, but that principle has become so perverted that we now only consider other viewpoints at the expense of our own. That explanation always pops into my mind whenever I see Whites kowtowing to grievance-mongers. It sums up our collective racial malaise perfectly.

    • Sick of it

      I wouldn’t say respect for different viewpoints so much as the ability to adapt something useful from our enemies while maintaining our own cultures. Today we neither learn from our enemies nor maintain our cultures – Because we respect the viewpoints of people who do not think like us.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Society has grown comfortable with black people in sport or music, [but] it has a problem with black people leading in public life and academia, even if . . . we are more than capable of doing so.

    Ah, but the problem is that blacks are usually less than capable of doing so (leading in academia, that is). That’s the reason average IQ is always left out of these discussions.

    • obot

      They are not less capable, simple incapable.

    • Wally Wally

      What level of IQ is needed to participate in academia?

      That’s a rhetorical question, because I doubt seriously if you know the answer. Yet, you’ve established a causality relationship between the two events: 1) level of IQ is low … 2) cannot participate in academia. How can you say his IQ is too low to participate in academia, when you don’t know what level of IQ is needed?

      • GeneticsareDestiny

        If I may assume that by “participate in academia,” you mean being a college professor, than it is possible to estimate the minimum necessary IQ to be successful in that job.

        According to Linda Gottfredson, teachers (regular ones, not college professors) need a Wonderlic Personnel Test score between 26-30, which equates to an IQ score between 113-120. Since college professors teach much more challenging material than K-12 teachers, they likely require a substantially higher IQ. My guess is somewhere around 125 as a minimum, though it likely varies based on which discipline a professor is teaching.

        Africans have an average IQ score of 70, and it is unlikely that the average IQ score of Africans magically shoots up by any large amount when they enter the U.K. given that that has never happened anywhere in human history. This means that the fraction of Africans intelligent enough to teach at the college level is incredibly small.

        Britain is probably already doing the best it can to recruit Africans intelligent enough to be college professors to the job. Having 85 of their 18,500 professors be black people is about what you would expect, given the population size of blacks living in Britain relative to all the other races in Britain, and given that the normal distribution of their IQ is shifted substantially to the left as compared to white British people.

        Source for the Linda Gottfredson estimate: http[colon]//www.udel[dot]edu/educ/gottfredson/reprints/2005g-jobs-life.pdf

        • Wally Wally

          I read through Gottfredson’s documentation and I’m as impressed with her findings as I am to the work of psychologists. When IQ geneticists and psychologists can give me something approaching what scientists give me: immutable facts, I’ll bite.

          • GeneticsareDestiny

            I would love to provide facts. I would be very happy to see someone do a rigorous, thorough scientific study of what IQ level is necessary to become a college professor and what proportions of each race have that necessary IQ level.

            Unfortunately, this area of research is not politically correct, and thus it is very difficult for scientists to get research funding to pursue this line of inquiry. Any scientist who attempted it would be risking his career, and most are not willing to throw away their chances of ever getting a good job to research something non-PC.

            I sincerely hope that more research will be done in this area when the political climate becomes more hospitable to research that touches on issues that are currently very “hot button”.

            If I might ask, what are your beliefs on this subject? Do you believe anyone can become intelligent enough to teach at the college level if they just work hard enough and aren’t discriminated against?

          • Wally Wally

            “If I might ask, what are your beliefs on this subject? Do you believe anyone can become intelligent enough to teach at the college level if they just work hard enough and aren’t discriminated against?”

            My mom, a black woman, who grew up in the south, was valedictorian of her high school, and completed two years of college before being forced to drop out due to having to help her mom after the death of her father. My mom, and all of her siblings, knew the importance of education, and she passed that knowledge down to her son, me, a college graduate, who in turn, passed it down to two daughters, both college graduates. And it wasn’t just my mom, understanding the importance of education was common in the black community. The black teacher was akin to royalty.

            Sometime after my mom’s generation, blacks began to adopt the attitude: “being smart was acting white”, and a devolution into chaos in black educational environments began. This attitude — “being smart is acting white” has been devastating to black progress, since education is the bedrock of progress in a first world society. I’m sure drugs in the black community, especially the crack epidemic, played a part in the devastation.

            I don’t know what role genetics plays in black’s inability to do well in educational endeavors, I haven’t seen definitive evidence to support one side or the other. However, I’m suspicious, given my mom’s generation, and to an extent my generation, was able to handle the rigors of educational endeavors. If the IQ genes were not there for black folks, why were they able to succeed?

            Where I have a problem with the race realists is your distortion of the IQ genetic theories, where some of you are taking the lower than average IQ of blacks and deriving from that, the claim that blacks are unable to live in a first world society, and other preposterous claims. There are so many examples of blacks living successfully in this society, both public and ordinary citizens.

            So, do I think anyone can become intelligent enough to teach at the college level if they just work hard enough? Yes, based on the many accomplishments I’ve seen occur in the black community.

          • GeneticsareDestiny

            I’m glad your mother and her family understood the importance of education. I agree that the “being smart is acting white” mentality drags down smart black kids, and I wish it wasn’t so prevalent among the black community.

            I think you may be misunderstanding race realists’ position though. We do believe that blacks have lower average IQs. But that is only on average.

            Intelligence, among all races, falls into what is called a “normal distribution,” or a bell curve. This is why, despite the fact that blacks have a lower average IQ, there are still intelligent, successful black people (like your mother). This is also why there are stupid white people who engage in all forms of bad behavior, such as dropping out of high school and committing crime.

            Among any race, there will be intelligent members of that race and stupid members of that race. The difference between the races is where the average of their normal distribution falls. For American whites, it falls at IQ 100. For American blacks, it falls at IQ 85 (see picture at the bottom).

            About the “blacks can’t live in a first world society” thing you’ve heard, whoever said it was somewhat off base. Blacks can and do live in first world societies. The U.S. is still a first world nation, and we have plenty of blacks.

            What those other race realists may have been trying to get at is that when you start to look at large groups of black people, on the scale of nations, the law of large numbers starts to kick in. The more intelligent ones are still there, but they are not enough to balance out those closer to IQ 85 (or 70, in the case of African blacks).

            This is why it’s perfectly possible for a black man to live in a nice neighborhood with high property values, but when a neighborhood becomes majority black, crime rates inevitably go up and property values go down.

            And the same thing applies to nations. A nice nation can have black people living in it, but a large group of blacks, assuming you haven’t cherrypicked the most intelligent ones only, cannot create or maintain a nice nation by themselves. You have only to look at every majority black nation on Earth to understand this. This is also why nations formerly run by whites that are currently run by blacks (such as Zimbabwe) are not nice places to live.

            This is why white people (even liberal, anti-racist ones) don’t want to live around large groups of black people. It’s not that they don’t like people like your family; it’s that most blacks are not like your family.

          • LHathaway

            “a large group of blacks. . . . cannot create or maintain a nice nation by themselves”.

            This is where you are wrong. Whites have created societies of such high standards, perfection, if you will, they will continue to function even after whites are long gone. Their foresight and ingenuity is astounding.

            In any case, evidence will be the final indicator. We will have to see if non-whites are able to maintain a successful North America after whites are gone.

            You shouldn’t underestimate the clearly defined achievements of your ancestors. It would be even more foolish to underestimate one’s enemy.

          • GeneticsareDestiny

            I don’t think the evidence is in favor of non-whites, particularly blacks, being able to maintain a society created by whites after whites have gone. This was tried in what used to be called Rhodesia. After whites left, were driven out, or were murdered, alternately, the remaining blacks were not able to maintain society and it became just another black-run African hellhole.

            This also happened in Haiti and in Detroit, and is happening in South Africa. Any place on Earth that used to be run by whites that is now currently run by blacks has become or is becoming a black-run, nightmarish place to live.

            As for other races of non-whites, I’d say East Asians are the most likely to be able to maintain the first world status of formerly white-run areas. Hong Kong is doing well. But even East Asians can’t maintain European culture in these areas. They simply become yet another East Asian city/country.

            Hispanics, Amerindians, Arabs, and all the other non-white races/ethnicities will probably fall somewhere in between blacks and East Asians in ability to maintain a white state after whites have gone.

          • Philip Weisler

            ”So, do I think anyone can become intelligent enough to teach at the college level if they just work hard enough? Yes, based on the many accomplishments I’ve seen occur in the black community.” – anecdotal evidence and wishful thinking. You are a college graduate because you have relatively high IQ (unless you perhaps got to college due to some affirmative action policy – I’m not a specialist here, being a European).

            IQ is heritable to a large extent (correlation 0.75 after adolescence). The idea that the most stupid guy of your class could get to university and become a PhD is childish ”everyone-can-become-a-millionaire” story.

          • waldemar daninsky

            Scientists have provided you with the “fact” of Global Warming. Certainly “Climate Change” is borne of immutable facts, not theories and estimates, yes?

      • Dan O’Connor

        It is YOU who do not know what level of IQ is needed .

      • Peter Connor

        Given that the average IQ of college students is about 110, and much higher in elite schools, one would suspect that non-AA college professors need substantially higher IQs. Under 100 need not apply.

  • LHathaway

    If colonialism is such an important issue why ignore the non-whites who are colonizing Britain in the here and now? It can’t be that it’s such a recent development, non-white colonization of Britain has been going on at least since 1950. Why not get in on this important field before all the ‘damage’ is already done? 85 black professors is simply evidence of colonization.

    Can’t any critical dearth of people of color or their perspectives be fixed by visiting scholars? And unlike visiting Students, ones who leave?

    My professor in college was an African from Zimbabwe. As such he brought to the classroom unique perspectives, often free of political correctness and ‘cultural marxism’. Abroad may be the only place they still exist.

    • Maybe post colonial literature isn’t the POV of the colonized, maybe its the POV of the reverse colonizers?

  • antiquesunlight

    “He certainly didn’t think highly of the Damaras, whom he found ‘intensely stupid’ and ‘filthy and very troublesome in every way,’ but this is not to say that he ‘hated’ them.”

    I laughed pretty hard at this. I suspect he would have similar ideas about American blacks. I know it sums up my thoughts and feelings pretty well.

    • Stan D Mute

      Precisely! Why do people have trouble comprehending this? I find about 90-99% of negroes to be disgusting despicable semi-retarded criminals – but I don’t hate them unless they’ve done something to me or my family or friends. I don’t hate orangutans either, and just like negroes I want nothing to do with them. I do not want them in my home, my office, my kids’ school, my shopping center, my gas station, or anywhere else I go. But I do want them to have full and happy self-fulfilling lives – preferably in Africa.

  • LHathaway

    My only question to you is, what happened to the real Sissy White?

  • MBlanc46

    I don’t know the average IQ of the British black, but is it much greater than the 85 average IQ of Afro-Americans?

    • JohnEngelman

      Because nearly all British blacks come from sub Saharan Africa, and the Caribbean, where there has been little miscegenation with whites, I doubt it.

      • GeneticsareDestiny

        Yes, the average IQ of blacks in Britain is probably closer to the African average of about 70. This is one reason why there are fewer blacks working as college professors in Britain; ours have a larger “smart fraction” than theirs because our blacks’ bell curve is situated 15 points further to the right.

      • antiquesunlight

        On the other hand, English blacks =/= descendants of slaves, which means they could perhaps self-select for intelligence. But I’m just speculating.

        • Sick of it

          I’m rather certain that blacks don’t self-select for intelligence anywhere. In fact, I’ve seen them intentionally marry other blacks who are, quite frankly, much dumber and worse looking.

          • Stan D Mute

            I think he meant that the Africans who wash up on English shores are smarter than their cousins back home in the mud hut squatting to void bowels and bladder upstream of their laundry and drinking water supply.

          • antiquesunlight

            I think it’s pretty likely. The average Sub-Saharan African would have a hard time finding his pants and putting them on properly much less finding his way to England and surviving there.

    • anony

      It’s that British accent that throws you. 🙂

      • Jack Burton

        There is no universal “British” accent, there are many. Some of them sound terrible, like Cockney.

        • Lion’s Mane

          Check out the CD : Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation to learn that modern British English is no more familiar to the Bard than American — both have changed equally. Cockney is a holding on to certain features of English going back centuries. George Washington sounded less modern ‘British’ than one might have guessed!

    • Jack Burton

      Considering blacks weren’t even in Britain in any significant numbers prior to the 1950s, then you’re talking about African black migrants, who score around 70.

      Miscegenation is rampant in Britain though, and if you search for a smart black in Britain likely you will get a mulatto or quadroon. Which is basically true for America as well, the “intellectual” blacks are highly mixed with much lighter skin than the average black American.

  • JohnEngelman

    Society has grown comfortable with black people in sport or music, [but] it has a problem with black people leading in public life and academia, even if . . . we are more than capable of doing so.

    – William Ackah

    This is simply ridiculous. Most whites are delighted to find a black person “leading in public life and academia.” Many whites will east the ascent of blacks to those positions, even if they are less than capable of performing adequately.

    • anony

      “Many whites will east the ascent of blacks to those positions, even if they are less than capable of performing adequately.”

      Even codify that “easing”; it’s called affirmative action.

  • Musashi5000

    Yeah, I still don’t care what blacks want.

  • IstvanIN

    Miss Newns needs to be deported along with her “partner” of colour.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      Or simply shunned by right thinking people.

  • Peter Connor

    Francis Galton was Darwin’s cousin, and a polymath genius, one of the all-time scientific greats.

  • dmxinc

    How did guys like this accomplish so much in one lifetime?

    There are benefits to not having a TV, internet or cell phone, but millions haven’t had those distractions and never accomplished 100th of what Galton did.

    • Yeah, but Galton never heard the tale of Leroy Jenkins. All his sciencing was just an attempt to fill the void.

    • Stan D Mute

      DaVinci, Galton, Tesla, Newton – this is why we have the blessings of the modern technological world. White people seem almost uniquely able to produce men like this. They don’t come along often, but when they do their ideas change the world forever. We truly stand on the shoulders of giants.

      Yet in the topsy-turvy insane world of today, we must not recognize the Greats and instead teach children about George Washington Carver or other negroes who “invent” things like refrigerators twenty years after millions of people already have them in their homes. I’m left to wonder how many Galtons we’ve had who were frustrated/disgusted/demoralized by education and instead retreated into escapism.

  • stonepillow

    Except for the huge amounts of tax-payer money lavished on these hooples who cares who the professors are who “teach” the millions of unemployable humanities majors the U.S. graduates each year. Their real education always begins the day after commencement.

  • saxonsun

    I had two black professors. The male was terribly prejudiced against white students. He refused to acknowledge us by our first names but he never forgot the first names of the black kids. I also deserved a higher grade than I received.

  • antiquesunlight

    Kind of embarrassed I didn’t know much about him before. What an amazing person.

    • Sick of it

      Check openlibrary DOT org for some of his works. Fascinating stuff. I started reading Galton during my senior year of high school. I would also suggest the works of Carleton Coon, but you won’t find them at openlibrary.

  • Rusty Shackelford

    I had two black professors in college. One taught, of course, History of Africa (straight up, not some re-written version of history to suit the leftist narrative). He was competent, but nothing special. I got the sense he was an AA hire, but to be fair, this was a course many students took to fulfill their gen ed requirements, and professors usually don’t put as much effort into those classes as they do their higher level courses.
    The other professor taught a course on non-profits and how they are run and taxed. Interesting course, and 13 years later I still have the book from that course in my office for the handful of times a year I get a basic client question (I do 99% for profit tax work, tax exempts are their own specialized practice in many cases due to the rules you navigate). This guy was on his game, knew his stuff, was engaging. One of the few blacks in positions of authority that I have run into over the years that truly deserved to be where they were. I attended a college that was probably 90% white at the time, and of that remaining 10%, VERY few were blacks. They just didn’t go there and the handful that did kept to themselves. So, seeing a black student OR a black professor stuck out in both cases. The lack of black students, ironically enough, probably made it easier for the professors I described to just focus on teaching.

    • Jack Burton

      That’s the problem. there’s only a very small minority of them who can even manage a job at a mediocre level, and if judged purely on objective qualifications, the best man for the job, there would be less than 1% of black employees for any job other than athletes and unskilled labor. Virtually all black academics are hired purely for affirmative action/political reasons.

    • Stan D Mute

      My only African professor was a woman who taught English Comp. She spoke flawless English and was by far the most rigorous Prof I ever had. She had been fired by much more liberal Univ of Mich for being politically incorrect. It was obvious why when she would just destroy negro students and their pidgin English. Not one finished the term. I had the highest grade in the class with an A-


    “Society has grown comfortable with black people in sport or music, [but] it has a problem with black people leading in public life and academia, even if . . . we are more than capable of doing so.”

    Dr. Thomas Sowell and Dr. Walter Williams don’t seem to have any problem being accepted … that is unless it is by academia, those folks who want to force diversity on us. Perhaps, rather, it is because the rest of us are tired of the bitching and moaning about whites being guilty of every evil under the sun.

  • 48224

    Google “pathological altruism”…much has been written on the subject.


    “Blacks have such low expectations of themselves……..”

    I would say that it is more that their “culture” mostly places no emphasis on the positives of hard work, especially educational work, or as you say, or more correctly, as they themselves say, “acting white.”

  • 48224

    Why hasn’t a white man won the 100 meter dash in the Olympics since….the 1980s I think? Must be racism.

    • LHathaway

      To imply that blacks are inferior mentally because they are superior physically makes no sense, or is illogical, as it were. It is wishful thinking on your part. A product of leftism, no doubt. If that is indeed what you are implying. While I’m a romantic myself, I feel pretty confident that silly ideas, I don’t agree with, surely are a product of leftist influence.

      • 48224

        LOL…..I think you misunderstood me. I didn’t say they are physically superior BECAUSE they are less intelligent. But that is the state of affairs in many cases.
        All races that evolved close to the equator, where it was warm year round, where you did not have to build shelter or store food, or survive the harsh winder…..are less intelligent than races that evolved in northern climates. This is a pretty well accepted fact in evolution. Blacks have bigger behinds and legs for better running and jumping because those were the traits that helped them survive in Africa….and do much better in track and field….and of course basketball. Less intelligent because it was easy to survive in a warm climate, no planning ahead needed. No need to build shelter.

        So blacks are very good at some sports. However, if you look at power lifting, whites dominate. Look up slow twitch and fast twitch muscle fiber.
        I am assuming you are new here and have not fully educated yourself on these facts.

        • LHathaway

          You’re a real groundbreaker, and an intellect, too.

          But sadly, even your high intellect was beat the punch.

          ‘African genes have been augmented by the value system of the sun. White people are ice people: dirty, dastardly, devilish, devious, diabolical folks’ Leonard Jeffries – sometime around 1985.

          Whites appear to have lost once again. Even in field of genetic ‘science’ we’ve fallen behind our lower IQ counterparts. Keep up with science, man!

          • 48224

            I didn’t know the sun had a value system. So….the race that never came up with a written language, the wheel, or indoor plumbing is the intellectual superior to the race that split the atom, cured polio and put a man on the moon? Do tell !!!!

          • LHathaway

            multicultural nations split the atom, cured smallpox, anyway, and put a white man on the moon.

          • 48224

            In Afirca, they cure AIDS by raping a virgin or even a baby. Look it up. These are the true giants of science.

          • Stan D Mute

            You forgot albinos. They also kill and eat albinos for their magical properties. Another great achievement in the glorious history of Africa!

          • ghettovalley

            Go to Google and type in”Congo penis snatching sorcerer epidemic”

          • ghettovalley

            I only post this in part because it is obviously amusing. But mostly it’s because things like this point out the obvious and extremely vast differences between us. This is ridiculous, and nearly unbelievable, to all of us here, but it happens in Africa every day. It is hard to consider Africans human sometimes, after reading up on their shenanigans.

          • Paleoconn

            What multicultural nations are these that you speak of? To quote Peter Brimelow, to call the historic American nation multicultural would be like calling a stew that was made of one horse and one rabbit a ‘half horse half rabbit’ stew. Multiculturalism never accomplished anything except the dispossession of YT.

          • LHathaway

            How you disrespect a hard working janitor.

          • Paleoconn

            I’m not sure I understand. No disrespect intended. I just dispute your claim on the merits of multiculturalism.

          • Garrett Brown

            How you learn broken English.

          • DaveMed

            Right. Multiculturalism is what spurred those developments.


          • LHathaway

            It’s the only explanation. Clearly, a white nation needs a multicultural, critical mass, of 10 to 20% non-whites in order to spur them on to space exploration.

            That being said, right, case closed?

          • watling

            Yes, the case on your delusions is closed.

          • Oh I get it now. You’re being sarcastic.

            “10-20% non-whites to spur them on to space exploration.” As in celestial white flight, there goes the neighborhood, feet don’t fail me now.

          • LHathaway

            I kind of meant what I said. Poking holes in the fabric of the diversity mosaic (beatific as it is) is little different from poking holes in the popular threads of ‘white supremacy’ as they are sometimes sewn together here. We’re pretty far underground, here, on this message board. We could not possibly be further from respectability or acceptance. In a sense that works in our favor. We cannot possibly be to blame for anything going wrong in society (yeah, I know it’s pretty much required to blame whites for all problems in the universe, in order to not be ‘insensitive’). I fear that whites could not possibly be more dehumanized than they currently are? Being correctly sensitive means blaming whites for all evil in history, and for evil’s continuation in the present? It’s true that the myths that need to demolished are almost entirely on the other side.

            I did notice the joke, too, Question Diversity, even as I wrote my post. I’m glad you got the joke. It may be a case of sad but true, as far as the joke is concerned. There is usually some truth in most humor.

          • ShermanTMcCoy

            It certainly spurred me to get my children out of the USSA.

          • Samuel Hathaway

            but didn’t there have to be a consensus in the scientific community, across all branches of science, to accomplish all these things>
            This make more sense than giving credit to “multiculturalism.”

          • Stan D Mute

            No. Scientific advancement occurs at great resistance. If it was consensus, everybody would be doing it. It wouldn’t be advancement. That’s why it’s called a “breakthrough” – because it breaks through the prevailing wisdom of the day.

          • watling

            Eh? Rutherford split the atom in England in 1917. In no way, shape or form can the England of 1917 be described as multicultural.

            Edward Jenner is credited with producing the first smallpox vaccine in England in about 1800. England was no more multicultural in 1800 than it was in 1917.

            Still, why should facts get in the way of a “good” argument?

          • Stan D Mute

            “Multicultural nations” didn’t do those things. America was 90% white until the 1970’s. And the achievements you list were the work product of white scientists as virtually every piece of technology for the past few thousand years has been.

          • ghettovalley

            How many countries with a majority black population have put a man on the moon, or wiped a disease off the face of the earth, or created an atomic bomb?

          • LHathaway

            Looks like it could be the future USA and Mars.

          • WR_the_realist

            It was white men who did those things. The fact that blacks were living in the same country where the atom was split, the smallpox vaccine was developed, and the moon landing program was carried out doesn’t mean that they contributed in any significant way to those things. The United States was far more unicultural at its peak during the 50s and 60s than it is now while in its dotage.

          • Garrett Brown

            Be careful bro, you’re getting her all hot and heavy. Put away your kitchen knives before she comes over.

          • Stan D Mute

            ‘African genes have been augmented by the value system of the sun. White people are ice people: dirty, dastardly, devilish, devious, diabolical folks’

            Interesting then that negroes murder whites at a rate roughly 27 times higher than whites murdering negroes (especially when the FBI combines whites and latinos). Or the fact that negroes rape tens of thousands of white women every year while the FBI can’t manage to find any negro victims of white rapists.

            And please explain what, exactly, the Sun has to do with DNA? As recently as the OJ Simpson trial (1995) it appeared Africans disputed the very existence of DNA. Of course that was a case where a negro tried to decapitate a blonde white woman and her boyfriend..

      • Stan D Mute

        Your statement is a non sequitur. As simply as I can put it, humans evolved specific traits in adaptation to their respective environments. Humans evolving in tropical climates where food was plentiful and shelter needs minimal evolved resistance to tropical diseases and ability to reproduce quickly due to high mortality rates from said diseases. The existence of predatory animals helped push them to develop ability to evade those animals. Humans in northern climates developed ability to invent technologies to help survive cold harsh environments. Note that this was important enough to offset the massive energy cost involved in supporting larger brains (Neanderthals had even larger brains than humans).

        We are all products of millennia of adaptation and natural selection. Thus, a list of inventions throughout time is a history of northern Asia and Europe:

        Meanwhile, in sub-Saharan Africa, native tribes developed the ability to sprint very quickly for short distances (west Africa) and to run quickly over great distances (east Africa). They did not develop a system of mathematics nor a written language.

        You seem desperate to assign some kind of moral value to simple facts. This is history which can no more be changed than the orbit of the earth around the sun. If you want to go searching for morality tales, why not start with things like murder rates and rape rates today? Perhaps you could tell us why Africans are raping tens of thousands of white women every year while the FBI can’t find any African victims of white rapists?

        • LHathaway

          Because white men are too weak to make a black woman submit, without the use of a gun. It’s biology. It was the cold climate.

      • MikeofAges

        Both suppositions are argument in favor of the idea many traits are inborn. No one is connecting athletic ability and lack of intelligence. Also, no particular trait connotes physical superiority or the lack of it. It all depends on what you are doing. Take someone who is superior in one activity, and their deficiencies quickly become apparent when they are put into another. Even decathletes, probably. In fact, even among decathletes, some excel most in some event, some in others.

        Repeat, the argument merely is an argument favor of the idea of inborn traits.

      • WR_the_realist

        There is no logical connection between superiority/inferiority in physical endeavors and superiority/inferiority in intellectual ones. That said, there is evidence that blacks have a significant edge in sports that require bursts of power, such as sprinting. OTOH, in endurance sports, such as marathons and long distance bicycle races, blacks do no better on the whole than other races do.

    • Paleoconn

      Even better, all 100m finalists from each of the last six olympics have been West African in origin.

  • James Mayer

    Did he?

    • Peter Connor

      Yes, but they won’t let you post attributions here.

  • Lion’s Mane

    Therein lies the problem. The élites who are forcing “equality” on the population excuse and exempt themselves from it. They have the POWER to achieve this hypocrisy. By what means are we to FORCE them to accept the same living and social conditions as we are forced to endure when they rely on their wealth and power to protect themselves? If they could overwhelmingly be FORCED to practice what they dictate to the general population and put their children through the same system that they put other people’s , things might change for the better — fast. Who knows?

    • LHathaway

      That power would be known as communism. Sometimes, desperate times call for desperate measures.

      • Sick of it

        So we will defeat the liberals by becoming more radical liberals?

        • LHathaway

          I was just putting a name to what he described. Not making any value judgements one way or the other. Not sure if I named it accurately.

          I think racial activism is politically neutral. I don’t see why what is best for whites is intrinsically left or right wing. I understand, a little bit, the pull to the right. Perhaps it’s inevitable, I don’t know. And I do realize, with the track record, anyone with half a bit of sense will automatically oppose whatever the ‘left’ is doing. But what if the entire diversity apparatus where focused on whites and white men? Spoke about white men and no one else counted or mattered? Had affirmative action for white men. Special interest groups, all for white men. The apparatus itself is not necessarily bad, there’s nothing bad about condemning racism or racists, the fact racism and racists are always portrayed as white men is what should interest us.

  • Paleoconn

    The Ovambo women pictured are pretty, and they look intelligent, kind, and dignified.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      So long as they stay in Ovambo land, I wish them only good things.

  • Bantu_Education

    Yes a truly great Victorian gentleman. Check out galton dot org.

  • Jack Burton

    According to studies it’s typical for African blacks to not even pass the mirror test until 6-7 years old.

    • HE2

      This from an article addressing the mirror test performed on African kids:
      In Kenya, for instance, only two out of 82 children, some as old as six,
      The kids who did not pass were not psychologically damaged or lacking empathy. Most displayed what Broesch calls “freezing” behavior—the children did not greet or smile at their reflection.
      Instead, they stood still and seemed deeply uncomfortable.

      The article then proceeds to do an elaborate tap dance of denial, stating that reactive “freezing and discomfort” is not failure of the mirror test, but simply evidence of a different level of self/other awareness.
      Researchers will do or say anything to refute empirical evidence of blacks’ genetic low IQs, even if their explanations defy logic.

  • Jack Burton

    Worse yet, retardation is normalized among blacks. Whereas whites with low IQs are usually socially abnormal, blacks are socially normal with IQs of 70-80.

    When you talk to blacks they may seem normal, socially, but you will soon find out just how stupid and dysfunctional they are. They revel in their anti-social and anti-logical behavior.

    • Stan D Mute

      Bingo! You win the Internets today.

      Africans are raised among Africans. So they can easily believe they’re insanely brilliant with an IQ of 90. “Shoo, I beez da smartess one da class, nome sayen dough?” And since they’re told from birth that whitey is evil, racist, and conspiring to “hold down the black man,” this “genius” African will be even more resistant to accepting reality. This leads to pearls of wisdom I’ve heard from acclaimed “smart” Africans like: “All the oceans drain into da ribbers” and “Blues is da oridgnal an only inavashen in moozak – erryfen else come from dat” and “Blacks builted dis kawntree – dem crackas done stow it aw from us.” It doesn’t help of course that television since the 1970’s has done everything possible to foster this delusion. A case in point is the film “Transcendence” which I saw last night where the top AI researchers in the world were a magic negro, a woman, and a white male. When you’re not very bright yourself, how could you know that this is pure multiculturalist fantasy?

  • DaveMed

    The Black professor(s) I’ve had in med school have been qualified. That said, I imagine that those in the social “sciences” and other fields rely far more heavily upon quotas, White guilt, etc.

    • Sick of it

      If a professor has an IQ of 125 and he is teaching a complicated subject, can we truly say that the professor is capable of understanding the subject enough in order to be qualified to teach it? One of the reasons we have so many naysayer professors in STEM fields is likely because of their lower IQ relative to a successful person in the same field.

      • Peter Connor

        125 is pretty low for a real Professor.

        • Sick of it

          As another person linked, it’s the average IQ of American professors. I already knew that from studying the results of a test used to admit graduate/post-graduate students.

          • Peter Connor

            Yes, I added the word “real” to indicate someone who is an acknowledged expert in the field.

        • WR_the_realist

          That depends. 125 is low for a professor of physics or mathematics, but not low for a professor of a grievance subject such as X Studies, where X = black, Hispanic, women, gender, gay/lesbian, queer, etc.

          • Peter Connor

            True, hence my adjective “real”.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    I imagine it might go up some, given that Africans in first world nations have better nutrition than those living in third world nations, but it’s unlikely that they even reach the IQ level of American blacks (85), which those blacks got from white admixture.

    I would be interested to see an IQ study of Africans living in Britain, though. It would clear up the matter considerably.

    • Stan D Mute

      It wouldn’t clear things up much at all I’m afraid. Africans in GB have self selected for intelligence to connect the ideas “want better life” and “Great Britain.” They’ve further selected by combining those ideas with the wits to actually make the trip successfully. Add the good nutrition on top and you may find average as high as Africans (mulattoes) in America.

      Remember that despite the white admixture for Africans here, 25% on average, our Africans were certainly not the continent’s best and brightest. Our Africans were the stupid and slow who managed to get captured by other Africans and managed not to escape before being sold to Arabs or white slave traders. So my guess is we started off lower than the continent’s average then brought it back up considerably via white genes and better nutrition.

      • GeneticsareDestiny

        It would clear things up in regards to the simple question of “How smart are the blacks living in Britain?” But I do think you bring up good points that I had not considered, and it might be that Britain’s blacks are more intelligent, on average, than blacks living in Africa because of self-selection mechanisms.

        On the other hand, making it to Britain is not necessarily very cognitively demanding if the British are not rejecting immigrants/refugees based on IQ. There have been plenty of news stories on AmRen about boatloads of Africans sailing to Italy or Spain, and from there sneaking into Britain to take advantage of their generous welfare state.

        I can’t imagine that takes an IQ much higher than 70, though I could be mistaken. Sailing the boat is probably the most cognitively demanding portion of the journey, but there only needs to be one black person on board who can do it to drop off a full boatload of Africans of average or below-average intelligence.

  • watling

    Spot on. Several mickey mouse “universities” have sprung up in the last two or three decades following the demise of the polytechnic (aka second rate university). Such “institutions” are only fit for ensuring blacks and Muslims can get degrees which they wouldn’t get even if they studied for 20 years at a proper university. For example:

    University of East London (for Pakistanis who haven’t yet graduated to drug-dealing and rape gangs) – ranked 122 out of 123.

    London South Bank University (a hotbed of failure, with 52% from ethnic minority backgrounds) – ranked 120 out of 123.

    LMU is ranked bottom.

  • watling

    Property prices tell the real story. Apart from London, which is a special case due to all the mega-rich foreign investors, the most expensive areas are the whitest.

    However, if diversity is so desirable then I would expect the most diverse areas to be the most expensive. White libtards should be desperate to move into such areas so that they and their kids can experience the sheer joy of living among all those lovely ethnic folks.

    And yet the average property price in wonderfully multicultural Slough is £315K whereas 5 miles away in horribly white Windsor it is £499K. Why aren’t Windsor’s whites moving to Slough?

    • LHathaway

      Difference in housing costs? Survival Tax imposed on whites?

  • Wilkins Micawber

    Two different magazines, Country Living (99.99% white readership) and EBONY/Jet (99.99% black readership) did surveys on ‘WHAT DO PEOPLE FEAR MOST’?

    The results were interesting, to say the least…

    Country Living magazine’s top three answers were:

    1. Nuclear war/terrorist attack in U.S.

    2. Child/spouse dying/terminal illness.

    3. Terminal illness/self.

    EBONY/Jet magazine’s top three answers were:

    1. Ghosts.

    2. Dogs.

    3. Registered mail.

    • anony

      Number one (Ebony mag.) is why the KKK dressed in white sheets.

    • Garrett Brown

      That’s hilarious.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      Hey, I fear spooks!

    • ghettovalley

      That’s weird I thought it would be
      1. Working
      2. Learning
      3. KFC going out of business

      • Wilkins Micawber

        Those are the next three.

  • Sick of it

    Sounds like she preferred anorexic women.

  • 97% of all Detroit residents hold kindergarten degrees.

    • libertarian1234

      And that same 97% think they’re over-qualified.

      Which is not to say they’re arrogant or anything like that.

  • Stan D Mute

    The early results are interesting since it’s well known that African children develop and mature much more quickly than whites. Every IQ boosting attempt has shown promise in African children at young age. Where things fall apart is when the kids reach puberty and African brain development seems to halt while white development and (even more so) Asian development just takes off.

    • Garrett Brown

      Africans PHYSICALLY develop quicker, nothing in that head of theirs develops quickly.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        That might be comforting to believe, but it is not true.
        They are socially precocious.

        • Garrett Brown

          “Professor Coon also found that this area of the Black brain is thinner and less grooved on the outer surface than in that of a White person, and that the development of this part of the brain ceases at an earlier age in the Black, thus limiting further intellectual advancement. Nor is Dr. Coon alone in his conclusions.
          The following researchers, in the listed years, using different procedures, showed the differences to run from 2.6 to 7.9% in favor of Whites: Todd (1923), Pearl (1934), Simmons (1942), and Connolly (1950). In 1980, Khang-cheng Ho and associates, working at the Case Western Institute of Pathology, determined that White men had brains 8.2% larger than those of Black men, while White women had brains 8.1% larger than those of Black women. (Women’s brains are smaller than men’s if measured absolutely, but larger in proportion to their body size).
          Even more important than brain size are differences in brain shape, fissuration, the number of pyramidal neurons, and supra-grandular layer thickness. It has long been known that the depth of fissuration is related to superior intelligence, and the brains of Whites have deeper fissures in the frontal and occipital regions. In 1932 and 1934, studies by F. W. Vint showed that the supra-grandular layer of Black brains is 16% smaller than it is for White brains.
          Black infants mature faster than White infants. Their motor skills develop earlier, along with their mental alertness, but they later start falling behind, so that by the age of five, Whites have not only caught up, but have developed a 15 point I.Q. advantage. By age six, the larger brain size of young Whites is clearly evident. (Of all the I.Q. tests that have ever been given, most show the I.Q. differences to run from 15% to 23% with 15% being the more common).
          Studies by Todd (1923), Vint (1932 & 1934), Pearl (1934), Simmons (1942), Connolly (1950), and Ho (1980 & 1981) showed major differences between the races in both brain size and development, and hundreds of psychometric experiments have again and again confirmed the 15 point average I.Q. advantage that Whites hold over Blacks. However, such studies are very much discouraged today and there would be a frenzied effort to suppress them if they did take place.”

          • Usually Much Calmer

            That was more or less my understanding, but I thought the inflection happened around10 or 11 rather than 5 or 6.

            Their very early precociousness is pointed to often by white apologists, who actually find it epistemologically moving when they notice it. If you have ever read Uncle Tom’s Cabin, recall how St. Clare’s sister falls for Topsy because the child is so beguilingly canny for her age. Of course, she develops into a demon spawn in short order.

          • Garrett Brown

            My apologies, my thinking is childhood lasts longer than you think it does I suppose. If you meant infant levels yes, blacks do mature quicker.

          • B.A_2014

            Are you quoting from a Carleton Coon book and if so which one?

          • Garrett Brown

            Not sure, maybe The White Race and The New World.

  • Stan D Mute

    Somebody’s gotta say it …

    Sharing with the world the fact that somebody with whom you were intimate found you “obese and smelling of balls” is solidly in the “over-sharing” or “too much information” category. And honestly my impression is that you need to get away from your leftist fellows a bit more. That’s something a neckbeard would share.

    Obviously your head is screwed on properly since you’ve remained sane despite your surroundings and I commend you for that. Please take this in the spirit intended – as a bit of friendly and perhaps tongue in cheek advice.

    • LHathaway

      I would prefer to hear this. If we do not ‘draw strength from sharing’, we certainly learn from it.

  • DaveMed

    I would like to learn more about this. Can you provide some sources?

    • Peter Connor

      OK, check out the post at Staffan’s personality blog in response to Prof Pinker’s discussion of the subject.

  • Stan D Mute

    Galton lived in the shadow of his cousin Darwin. But he was just as remarkable (if not more so) on many fronts including the fact he was well into old age and continued producing serious advances. One of his greatest discoveries was “regression to the mean.” A true polymath, we are still today using concepts he invented like eugenics, regression, psychometrics, meteorology, fingerprint classification, etc. Steve Sailer, himself a statistician, has written a lot about him on his blog.

  • libertarian1234

    “Why isn’t my professor black?”

    The article above could have answered that question in far fewer words: Because there are so few of them who can do basic math, read on a college level, and express their thoughts in writing above a grade school level. And pretending they can just clouds the issue.

    And they have even fewer who can think in abstract terms and logically express a point of view that doesn’t sound as if it came from the 7th grade.

    Sorry. They can hold up their isolated exceptions and call them the norm, but that only fools the white leftist weenies who suffer from mental disorders.

    I’ve got a MUCH better idea. Why don’t we all confine ourselves to our own groups, so this constant idiotic haggling pretending blacks are the same as the rest of the earth’s people will come to an end?

    If they had any real intelligence and pride they would have self-segregated long ago, but they know they could never build parallel societies, even with unlimited funding.

    Good lord, get these people away from us and expel the white weenies right along with them.

    I’m sick to death of reading story after story about their victimhood when the real problem is their incompetence.

    • ghettovalley

      I have met a few black college graduates. Most of them had useless liberal arts degrees. Many had atrocious grammar. The vast majority of these people had no business attending a university in the first place. The money and effort wasted on these minority students should instead be spent on intelligent whites from poor areas who might not otherwise have the opportunity. A little affirmative action for our own kind. Maybe in a sane country. I won’t hold my breath on that one.

  • david dorian

    Why isn’t MY professor white????

    Equally valid question…..

    • Jack Burton

      Why isn’t my country white? Why isn’t my neighborhood safe? Why are we forced to integrate with the Third World?

    • kikz2

      more to the point, why can’t they speak and write proper English?

  • Stan D Mute

    It’s a sad statement that whites in England are so deracinated as to even contemplate the question. In England! Instead of asking why there are any negro teachers in England, they ponder why there aren’t more?!?! And think of the arrogance displayed by these non-whites – to enter a white homeland and demand negro teachers! Would whites go to China and demand white teachers in Chinese government funded schools? At least in England they can assemble groups of whites to protest their dispossession. Here in America there is no outward evidence that we mind at all losing our nation to third worlders.

  • Vyncennt

    I too have similar questions to the questions asked by this article. Let’s explore a few, shall we?

    I live in Philadelphia where the white/black population currently stands at 34%/44% respectively. Why are all the leaders of my city, and their immediate staff, nearly 100% black? Mayor…deputy chief of staff…police commissioner…fire commissioner…city council president…school district superintendent…etc?

    In fact, why is the demographic split of our city council 30%/70%, white to black? Why is our mayors personal entourage 100% black?

    It’s also curious to see the super majority of our city workers are black. Trash men? Black. S.E.P.T.A. workers? Black. Just about any other city job in just about any other department? Predominantly black. Men and women RUNNING these departments? Black.

    Years ago I obtained my marriage licence from our City Hall. From the front door security, to the desk girls, all the way up to the office I required…all employees were black. 100% black. The girl who handed me my paperwork was white. Surrounded by all blacks. They’ll have to get rid of her soon, I guess.

    • rightrightright

      State sector mickey mouse jobs without stress, responsibility and accountability are perfect for AA (black/brown) employment and appear to create that mythical beast, the black middle class.

      • Vyncennt

        One of the neighborhoods I do quite a bit of work in, here in Philadelphia, is nearly 95% black. It is also a solidly middle class neighborhood (which is why I’m willing to work there *grin*). I’ve been doing work in this area for nearly 20 years. I have not met ONE black resident in these 20 years that did not have a local/state/federal job. Not one. No exaggeration.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      No, she’s the one that keeps the whole operation running.

    • SolStans

      Not to mention the McDonald’s at Broad and Snyder. But don’t worry, as not all Philly is black-run: the Italian Market is mestizo!

      • Vyncennt

        I was working in that area today. Right off of 9th street actually. I did not see one Italian. I saw plenty of Mexicans, Orientals, and blacks. Time to change that name to something more appropriate.

    • Fantaman

      Diversity works only one way. And don’t forget that negroes consider these positions “black” afterwards. If a negro leaves a job, it has to be replaced by another.

    • WR_the_realist

      Diversity means fewer whites. You live in a diverse city that will only get more diverse.

    • lily-white

      To answer your question “Why are all the leaders of my city, and their immediate staff, nearly 100% black?”… That’s because your city’s “leaders” want it that way…

  • ghettovalley

    Yes perhaps they can start the new Black Space Program and send a late 80’s model sedan with twenty four inch spinning rims into orbit.

  • Evette Coutier

    I want to know at does 88 percent of the population have to constantly cater to 12 percent (blacks) without factual justification? In fact all evidence suggests that the 12 percent places an inordinate burden on the the rest of the population with far less return than spent.

  • Saggin Gin

    You’ve got to be kidding right? Rubbing one out to pictures of ape-like primates is considered bestiality. Whoops, I assumed you were white.

  • Rurik

    The obvious retort – “Because your professor is literate. Next question?”

  • superlloyd

    That damned ‘Bell Curve’ strikes again. Moreover, teaching African studies does not compare to teaching mathematics, the hard sciences or western philosophy.

  • LHathaway

    Why isn’t my professor black. . . . . . . ?

    Sometimes the easy zinger is the one that slips under the radar. . .

    One of my favorite responses to the article has been, ‘why isn’t my professor white’?

  • lily-white

    “The Times goes on to note that “just 85 of the UK’s 18,500 professors are black,” and reports that, according to Dr Ackah, there are a lot more black academics, administrators and leaders in the United States”
    and.. of course… EVERYONE wants to be like the United States (sarc)…

    • Harry

      I cannot believe that I just killed brain cells watching that so-called “debate”. I have no idea what either one of those two women were babbling about. I could make out the words “white girl” every once in awhile.

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  • JustSayin

    Have no fear! Them coloreds is rising to the challenge!

    Behold the future!!! Youtube “”Debate” American Style: Our Top Orators in Action”


  • MooTieFighter

    In summary: Brit’s, time to start lowering your standards even further.

  • Harry

    “Lighter Blacks would become the new Whites..”
    The wonderful country of Haiti would be a good example.

  • ThomasER916

    I suffered through the Cult of Anti-Whites and their ethno-masochism to discover Sir Francis Galton. Thank you! It was worth it.

  • Musethegwa Magwabeni

    Damn i don’t even know how i ended up on this Ku Klux Klan website. These white redneck muthafuckers might lynch my beautiful black ass!