Heritage Study Co-Author Opposed Letting in Immigrants with Low IQs

Dylan Matthews, Washington Post, May 8, 2013

The Heritage Foundation made something of a splash with its study suggesting that immigration reform will cost the public trillions. Past work by one of its co-authors helps put that piece in context.

Jason Richwine is relatively new to the think tank world. He received his PhD in public policy from Harvard in 2009, and joined Heritage after a brief stay at the American Enterprise Institute. Richwine’s doctoral dissertation is titled “IQ and Immigration Policy”; the contents are well summarized in the dissertation abstract:

The statistical construct known as IQ can reliably estimate general mental ability, or intelligence. The average IQ of immigrants in the United States is substantially lower than that of the white native population, and the difference is likely to persist over several generations. The consequences are a lack of socioeconomic assimilation among low-IQ immigrant groups, more underclass behavior, less social trust, and an increase in the proportion of unskilled workers in the American labor market. Selecting high-IQ immigrants would ameliorate these problems in the U.S., while at the same time benefiting smart potential immigrants who lack educational access in their home countries.

Richwine’s dissertation asserts that there are deep-set differentials in intelligence between races. While it’s clear he thinks it is partly due to genetics—“the totality of the evidence suggests a genetic component to group differences in IQ”—he argues the most important thing is that the differences in group IQs are persistent, for whatever reason. He writes, “No 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.”

Toward the end of the thesis, Richwine writes that though he believes racial differences in IQ to be real and persistent, one need not agree with that to accept his case for basing immigration on IQ. Rather than excluding what he judges to be low-IQ races, we can just test each individual’s IQ and exclude those with low scores. {snip}

That rhetorical strategy is reflected in Heritage’s current work on immigration. His and Rector’s report recommends greatly reducing “low-skilled” immigration and increasing “high-skilled” immigration. {snip}


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  • sbuffalonative

    Any rational or reasonable immigration policy that restricts anyone for anyone reason is characterized by the “progressive” left as “hate”.

    • Ingsoc

      Same tactic that is used whenever whites try to (rightfully) organize in favor of our own ethnic interests. Notice that it’s whites and only whites that are not allowed to politically promote ethnic rights.

      However, ethnic networking has been used against the white race to great effect.
      There is power in numbers.

      For one example of how ethnic networking is being used against whites, read this about Muslims in Norway. If one of them is offended, no matter how minor the slight, they’ll call in their brothers, cousins, uncles, etc. to beat the **** out of whites, while the authorities do nothing. Who can we whites call to defend us?

      Muslims dominate the natives on the streets of Norway: http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2013/05/muslims-dominate-the-natives-on-the-streets-of-norway/

      This is how we’re being defeated and consigned to the scrap heap of history.

  • Mr. E

    Race realism is incrementally making it’s way into the mainstream. I’m guessing that Heritage was familiar with his views when they hired him and are comfortable using the new, young guy to put out views that other Heritage members secretly agree with it.

  • smells_just_like

    Not wanting to deplete your last remaining bit of White privilege to pay for Demographic Change has been deemed a Hate Crime against the fast approaching future.

    “Border Security” is the new N-word.

    • cablegirls

      No, “white” is the new N-word.

      • NYB

        White is a word that is disappearing from the mainstream. They substitute ‘American’ or ‘Canadian’ or ‘Brit’, but cannot acknowledge a collective white identity.

  • Mr. E

    Removing the race aspect from the equation (though Richwine is correct about the race-IQ connection), it’s logical that you’d want to prohibit low IQ immigration because of the drawbacks they present (less likely to produce, more likely to commit crime, more likely to be on the dole, etc.). It’s perfectly logical to prohibit negative immigration.

  • So CAL Snowman

    No country on Earth wants to add millions of low I.Q., uneducated, poor immigrants who do not speak the native language to its population. The native White inhabitants of the United States are no different than the rest of the world in this regard, the only difference is that when we voice our objection we are labeled RACISTS.

    • George White

      Fact: Mexico exports their unwanted/unskilled/uneducated/criminal class to the USA so they don’t have to deal with them.

      • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

        Exactly! Professor George W. Grayson, senior associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies, elaborated on Lou Dobbs Tonight (May 3, 2007):

        “Lou, Mexico’s elites live like maharajas. But they spend extremely little on education and health care and transportation to upgrade the quality of their citizens. They pay about — as a percent of gross domestic product — the same percentage that Haiti pays, 10.4 percent. So as a result, even though it’s an immensely wealthy country — gold, silver, beaches, oil . . . they prefer to neglect their problems at home, turn a blind eye to them, and let U.S. taxpayers pick up the tab.”*

        The U.S., you see, is the maharajas’ safety value.

        • Beetlejuice

          The U.S. government is recruiting in Mexico to add to the America taxpayer-funded food stamp program.

      • Beetlejuice

        Correct. Also so the low IQ rabble won’t be agitated by communists to foment a violent rebellion against the utterly corrupt Mexican government.

      • rick

        Someone needs to point out to all these hysterical “anti-racists” libtards the obvious racial angle involving those who end up migrating to the US. For the most part, whites and mostly-white mestizos form the political, business and cultural elite in Mexico. Meanwhile, those Mexicans who pour into the US are largely indiginous or mixed-race (mestizo) individuals who make up virtually all of the nation’s poor. If the liberals denouncing Richwine really believe that environment is the sole reason for racial inequality, shouldn’t they be denouncing Mexico for its pervasive racial inequality? Shouldn’t they denounce it for having compelled millions of its darker skinned citizens to leave for the US rather than ending the (allegedly) environmentally based socio-economic inequality that has caused this problem of illegal immigration in the first place?

        • Jefferson

          Libtards also have no problem with the fact that rich old White men who are financially part of the evil 1 percent, are financially profiting off of cheap 3rd world labor.

          Rich White 1 percenters like the people who run Walmart, Home Depot, Target, and every fast food chain restaurant in the nation.

        • Bossman

          Have you heard of something called NAFTA? It displaced a lot of poor people in Mexico from their lands with a lot of cheaper imports from the United States. In many ways NAFTA is just exploitation of low-wage people.

  • Heritage Foundation has always been a big backer of H-xB visas and legal immigrant visas.

  • Nathanwartooth

    Oh please. Dissertations are very long and I’m sure there was lots of graveling and other explanations for the IQ gap in it. No one would work that long on something to not put in safeguards against it getting rejected.

  • B.B.

    Jason Richwine’s doctoral dissertation IQ and Immigration Policy has been made fully available online here.

  • B.B.

    His dissertation advisor was George J. Borjas, who has been writing sensibly on immigration policy for awhile now.

    • bigone4u

      Borjas is linked on vdare. His website showed he hasn’t written an oped recently when I took a look recently. Someone at Harvard must not like his public anti-immigration thoughts.

      • BonusGift

        Many/most there do not like his results; as they also do not like the truth.

        • Beetlejuice

          How soon before Richwine is “Watsoned” or “Shockley-ed” or “Summer-ed”?

          Harvard is the home of the late and thoroughly discredited Gould, he of the late meme “IQ is meaningless.” According to Harvard, Richwine is a heretic and will be PUNISHED and his name EXPUNGED from the great Ivy’s exalted halls. Count on it.

          • wattylersrevolt

            That’s what a majority of elite mathematicians and physcists would say..IQ test scores are meaningless when it comes to doing original research.

    • BonusGift

      Borjas is one of the few economists (a labor economist in this case) who has carved out a niche in such a way as to be viewed with suspicion yet allowed to carry on with tightly policed cultural Marxist bounds.

  • Oil Can Harry

    I was also pleasantly surprised Heritage did something relevant.

    Usually the foundation puts out papers claiming our defense budget is criminally underfunded and totally devoid of pork. This after getting their palms greased by defense contracters like Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

  • APaige

    Even if the government gives IQ tests to immigrants to determine if they can enter legally, there would eventually be an affirmative action program for the low scoring nations. I have a better idea-only white people from Europe.

    • Jefferson

      Even low I.Q Slavs ? Russia for example have a lot of undesirable low life criminals. Even though Russia is a White country, their per capita murder rate is higher than The United States.

      • Token Finn

        Russia (like Finland supposedly) may have a high murder rate, but this does not necessarily mean that the average citizen is in danger of a random attack. You have to look at the big picture; russians may be relatively violent, but at least they can send people into space ages ago. You can guess which one of those two things non-whites can do and which they cannot. When it comes to crimes like rape, Russia may be up to five times less violent, though direct comparisons are always subject to problems.

        • Jefferson

          The U.S has way more Blacks than Russia, yet Russia’s per capita murder rate is still higher than the U.S.

          How do you explain that ?

          • Nathanwartooth

            Just from the 5 minutes I spent on Google, it appears that the main cities in Russia are actually quite safe.

            It’s just that the murder rate is so high because of conflicts with the caucus region. It’s not people killing each other in Russia, it’s more like terrorist attacks and things of that nature killing Russians.

            Also your question is kind of silly since Blacks are obviously not the only race that commit murders, just the race that commits the most of them (not including wars).

          • zanegray

            Apparently 25% of the genetic makeup of Muscovites is Asiatic.

            Though from their features most of them look like Western Europeans.

            Could be why we fail to understand their mentality so often….

        • convairXF92

          Vodka. Russians and Finns both like the hard stuff.

      • KenelmDigby

        Jefferson, if you are a Serb, why do you attack Russians, who sacrificed so much (ie the millions upon millions of dead in both world wars, and not to mention the ensuing communist terror, the struggle to eject the Turks from the Balkans in the 1870s – against British opposition etc), so harshly to defend your small nation?

      • bebe

        Even though Russia is a White country, their per capita murder rate is higher than The United States.


        A White country? Guess you never heard of those evil “russian” bolsheviks and I would assume you know who they are, do you not? You think those “bolsheviks” all left and that they don’t still call themselves “white russians”? Much like they do here in the USA.

  • So CAL Snowman

    It kind of goes hand in hand with Harvard’s own Robert Putnam finding that multiculturalism and diversity destroys communities and makes everyone suspicious of their neighbor.

  • joegoofinoff

    While we all agree with Mr. Richwine, we must keep our eye on the timeline. Just when this comes. We must think to ourselves, is it too little, too late or will this type of thought be finally be given an honest hearing? My money says we’ve long since passed over the Rubicon and the die is cast with us. Too late for talk.

  • B.B.

    [Richwine] ignores the tendency for the children to return to the averages of the race.

    Richwine actually analyzed the 2003 New Immigrant Survey dataset on the children of legal immigrant residents of the U.S. Utilizing a reverse digit span test as a rough approximator of cognitive ability, he found Sub-Saharan Africans scored 89, while South Asian Indians scored 112. This is interesting because both racial groups have low IQ scores, with Indians in India scoring roughly 82 according to Lynn’s analysis and Sub-Saharan Africans in the Sub-Sahara scoring roughly 75 according to Rindermann’s analysis. Now both immigrant groups to the U.S are mostly from those countries respective cognitive elites, so why does one group have such rapid regression towards the mean while the other continues to score highly? My admittedly speculative suspicion is that the children of India’s cognitive elite continue to do well on tests is because the caste system has actually bred a stable higher mean cognitive ability over the generations.

    • This is true of a lot Asians because their education system is based on memorization and the ability to regurgitate information on tests. In order to enter top universities in Japan, China, Hong Kong, and South Korea a student has to do well on the college entrance exam. Most students in these countries attend cram schools after school so that they can do better on those tests.

      • B.B.

        This is both besides the point and complete nonsense. Our knowledge of population differences in cognitive ability aren’t based on high stakes entrance exams. Ideally they are based on psychometric tests that ask takers to solve unfamiliar problems through reasoning through to the answers. Teaching to the test is expressly forbidden when trying to establish a populations IQ score.

        What’s more, it has been established that improvements on test scores through studying is strongest on the least g-loaded components of a test, while racial differences in IQ tests are strongest on the most g-loaded components of a test, just as heritability of sub-tests positively correlate with their g-loadedness. So obviously racial differences in IQ are more strongly influenced by genetics than they are environmental variables like studying for a test.

        Then there are the trans-racial adoption studies which indicate that North-East Asians raised in White house-holds continue to do just as well, if not better than North-East Asians raised by North-East Asians.

        All the evidence indicates that North-East Asians have a higher average IQ than Europeans and the cause of this difference is primarily genetic.

        • Beetlejuice

          You’d better be careful or you’ll be sent to a re-education camp. Ask Watson what happened when he publicly stated that Africans aren’t as smart as whites.

        • Bossman

          So does that mean that the U.S. should be flooded by North East Asians? If they are so smart, why do they all want to come to North America? From what I hear, they would all like to go to South America too. Personally I think East Asian intelligence is one-dimensional; they are very good at manipulating symbols because their alphabet has tons of symbols in it to express simple concepts and words.

          • Jefferson

            If your south of the border Raza is so smart, why do they all want to come to The United States ?

            Is your Raza good at anything else other than cleaning toilets and picking strawberries ?

            Why is your Raza so underrepresented in NASA, the medical field, and Silicon Valley ?

            Why is there no La Raza version of Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein when it comes to extremely high I.Q intellectuals ?

            Having a high dose of Amerindian admixture really does kill brain cells.

          • wattylersrevolt

            Sorry to disappoint you.,but one of the next recipients of the Fields Medals…Nobel Prize for Math…might be a South American- Ameridian-Euro mixture. But your larger point is correct:let them go back and build their own nations…make their nations Techno-Sci powerhouses.

          • convairXF92

            One of the smartest students ever to attend MIT was Hispanic. I think she was Mexican. She did neutrino research at age 13 and was admitted to MIT at age 14. From what I remember of her picture, she was almost certainly part Amerindian.

            What nationality was the “Diaz” part of Chang-Diaz the astronaut?

          • wattylersrevolt

            The point being that Mexicans should be kicked out and sent back to mexico so they can build their own great nation. I can live with out them.

          • Karim1234

            “If they are so smart, why do they all want to come to North America”

            LOL! 1.5 billion East Asians. How many are desperate to get into your third world country?

            Only Chinese, because of Communism, but when China is developed (growing 8-10% annually , no one will want to go to Euro countries.

            Also, in my city, we have A LOT of Portuguese Italians, Spaniards, and French coming in.

            Not sure what they are doing here, but if you’re a White nationalist, it would be good to focus on this issue as well.

        • wattylersrevolt

          Which goes to show how worthless IQ tests are. European contributions to science and technology are mind boggling. And some of these contributors came from Europeans who would have scored low on IQ tests. You have a g fetish…I suggest you get over it because it is irrelevenat to the race-replacement issue.
          You are just not serious about reversing race-replacment..you just want to have and endless my study versus your study..ad infinitum.
          Johh Derbyshire
          And I know why your interested in IQ test sores…it validates your fetish for asians.
          I can mop the floor up with any of you mad calibrators in a debate…and in the process sidetrack a discussion about race-replacement. I mean, what a bunch of fools.

          • I Q tests aren’t worthless. They’re valuable. They’re not infallible but they’re the best thing yet for predicting intelligence. They don’t rely on what you’ve already learned or memorization.

        • KingKenton

          All the evidence indicates that North-East Asians have a higher average IQ than Europeans and the cause of this difference is primarily genetic.

          And yet, look at their at their low culture and barbarity. Amren itself has published articles discussing how backward Asians were in their understanding of the world and science until exposed to European knowledge. How do we explain these inconsistencies between Asian IQ and their culture and science relative to the development of the West?

          My own observation is that Asians are very good at taking something and making it “better”, but they are not particularly good at inventing. There are exceptions, of course.

          • Karim1234

            East Asians aren’t barbarians you low-IQ genetically inferior White.

            We have the lowest crime rates, highest educational achievements, HIGHEST life expectancy (our genes allow us to live longer), and the most socially stable countries.

            The only country you could possibly be referring to is China. That’s what 60 years of Communism does buddy. In 30 years, China will have become like it’s East Asian brethren in Korea and Japan.

            And Whites will be begging to come in, as they have in Tokyo (which is flooded with low-IQ Whites and Blacks).

        • blarg

          “unfamiliar problems”

          That’s another thing, most people are very familiar with the sort of pattern recognition and problem solving that you see on an IQ test.

      • BonusGift

        What you state is a fact; and, yes, those countries, especially the red Chinese will bias their population samples to make their international tests scores look better than their true population distribution (e.g., PISA scores). Also, you will always get someone on this sight who is sensitive about the biased sampling that goes on in Asia because of some misplaced hurt ego that would result by just admitting that they prepare, bias, and cheat more than Europeans when at all possible and that makes comparing test scores (IQ included) difficult at times.

        • Karim1234

          Wahhhhhhhh!!! Butt-hurt European using the SAME excuses Negroids use when they are found to be inferior to Whites on almost every level.

          And I and my East Asian brethren thought Europeans were better than this…

          Sad, but I guess all that race-mixing has made you into a third world people.

          European collapse kind of supports my argument.

          Check out the PISA scores for the poorest Chinese regions. They do better than the American average.

          Let me say that again: The poorest, most destitute, most LOW-IQ Chinese province is at the same level as the American average.

          Have a nice day 🙂

      • Karim1234

        What the Hell are you doing living in a majority-East Asian country?

        Oh, that’s right, Singapore is wealthier than your bung-hole EuroTurd countries.

        Please leave, and take your Indian slaves with you. We don’t want your kind here.

    • blarg

      I think you need to wary with children IQ scores, as they do not line up particularly well with IQ scores in adulthood.

  • bigone4u

    There is no need for any immigration. The white people of this country once fought and won WWII, won the cold war, and put a man on the moon. They at the same time built a high standard of living in spite of the black undertow. Immigrants of any race, creed, color, or religion are not necessary, but a luxury that we cannot afford.

    • But immigrants did their fair share. Blacks, Asians and Hispanics also fought in WWII. They have fought in Vietnam as well as in Iraq and Afghanistan.

      • bigone4u

        You are right. San Antonio, in its worship of all that is Hispanic, has a Cleto Rodriguez freeway named in honor of a WWII Mex-Am war hero. We also know that the Tuskeegee Airmen are lionized as heros, although I suspect there is a good bit of hype going on with them. However, the USA put the Japanese into camps since we could not trust them. If the USA ever goes to war with Mexico I know which side my Mexican pals would be on. Immigrants who don’t want to assimilate are a good bit of the problem.

      • Beetlejuice

        Asians and Hispanics fought in very small numbers in WW II, blacks are poor soldiers and worked as support services. This country was founded and created by whites for whites and “our posterity,” meaning the descendants of the white founders. But I’m sure you know this.

        • Skorzeny

          442nd RCT ring a bell?

          • Ingsoc

            Knock it off with the revisionist history and get real. White Americans made up the largest America casualty rate in WW II.

      • me

        Crystal Evans, another victim of Marxist propaganda….

      • bebe

        Give me a break! Their numbers were very miniscule to have any effect on them “helping” us in any way shape or form.WW11 military was overwhelmingly WHITE Americans.

    • Non Humans

      Immigrants of any race, creed, color, or religion are not necessary, but a Burden that we cannot afford.

      • me

        Too true….

    • Bossman

      According to many future forecasters, soon the United States will be begging people from many parts of the world to come to the U.S. to do the work that needs to be done to keep the economy going.

      • Jefferson

        To keep the economy going ? Last time I checked, the state of Mexifornia is running a budget deficit, while overwhelmingly White states like Nebraska and North Dakota are running a budget surplus.

        Bossman it is 100 percent fact that your south of the border Raza is the reason why many cities in California like Stockton and San Bernardino have filed for bankruptcy.

        Mexico’s rich vibrant diversity has been a plague for the state of California.

      • bebe

        What economy? Those people take billions more than they will EVER pay in. YOU know that so quit with your lousy lies day after day.

        It is only WHITE taxpayers that is keeping this country afloat. But not for much longer if they wake up to the fact that they are being used and abused.

  • Jefferson

    I am surprised liberals do not consider it racist for rich crony capitalist White business owners to be in favor of more cheap 3rd world labor so they can pay them slave wages.

    I thought liberals were against fattening the pockets of rich old White guys. After all liberals always label the GOP as the party of old rich White guys who oppress Minority Americans and working class Americans.

    So how will granting amnesty for illegals, help unemployed African Americans and unemployed working class Americans who are currently looking for a job ?

    I thought The Democratic Part was suppose to be the party that looks out for poor Americans and African Americans. Amnesty for illegals will only hurt these 2 demographics, because now they have to compete with illegals in the job market.

    • Blacks and Hispanics have started to fight against each other. There was a lawsuit by blacks against a farmer that refused to hire them and instead hired Mexicans to work picking fruits and vegetables.

    • Bossman

      When the “illegals” are made legal, they will be like everybody else in the United States. Employers are always looking for people who can do the job that needs to be done. A job is not an entitlement.

      • DiversityIsDeath

        Wrong, mestizos are not just like White Americans. They are different from White Euros in a myriad of ways. And so what if some mestizos can “do the job”? That does not justify allowing hordes of these racial aliens into USA. These dull-witted, demanding criminals resent and envy White people. They don’t give a DAMN about justice and compassion for whitey. This brown La Raza has agenda to reconquista and retake USA which was “stolen” from them by whitey. This is a selfish primitive hostile species of invading enemy alien, hell bent on getting their way and making whitey pay for it.

        • Bossman

          How alien are they? The word “Mestizo” comes from the Latin Miscere and means to mix. A real Mestizo is someone who is half European and half native. The natives of the Americas are the original inhabitants of the continent. I don’t think that the “La Raza” people want to take back the USA; they just want to coexist with everybody else in a big happy family of Americans.

          • Jefferson

            La Raza wants to take back the U.S and they believe all of the pinche puto Brancos should return to Europe.

            La Raza believes that people with Mayan and Aztec blood in their family are racially superior to pure unmixed White people.

          • Bossman

            So I see that you believe in a lot of nonsense. Are you ready to believe in all that a few stupid people say?

          • DiversityIsDeath

            Look, if you are half White and half black or brown or yellow or red or whatever else, then you’re not White. “Racially mixed” is not “White”. Simple as that. White means White– not “part White”. White Euros have their own unique history and accomplishments and interests to defend that “mestizos” do not share. These invading parasites have no interest in justice or fairness or whatever lies the left is pushing. Illegal immigrants are here to muscle in and step on U.S. citizens and take over EVERYTHING from the weak, brainwashed White Americans with no racial allegiance who are told they OWE these border jumping criminals their land, their lives, their jobs, their daughters’ virginity, free housing, free food, free education, right to vote, right to form race based voting blocks, right to amass race based political power, right to rule over whitey, right to drag USA down to third world.

    • me

      The ‘Democratic Party’ was taken over by Marxists a long time ago…

  • I am amazed that the Heritage Institute hired him His undergrad and masters was done at American U in DC, so he has been listing to liberal drizzle for seven or eight years.

    • Also there needs to be an emphasis on a skills based immigration system as opposed to family reunification that may lead to more unskilled individuals coming to this country.

      • If family reunification was used as a reason for allowing caucasian immigration, all of Europe, most of Australia and New Zealand, and some of South Africa would be welcomed with open arms.

  • Lee Kuan Yew, former prime minister of Singapore, on the US approach to immigration and low IQ:

    • He also advises mass immigration for both Japan and Russia. He’s more of a social engineer than a friend of ethno-politics.

      • me

        The Chinese are no friends of ours….

  • cablegirls

    The average IQ of a black African is 70. (Black Americans avg is 85, white Americans is 101.) An IQ of 70-75 is borderline retarded.

    Ask the citizens of Lewiston, Maine if accomodating Somali immigrants a generation or so ago was a good idea. Compare Lewiston’s crime rate to the rest of Maine. (FBI stats are available.)

    Financial cost is only part of the problem; violent crime exacts a very heavy toll.

  • cablegirls

    “Asserts” is the wrong verb. The intelligence differentials amongst races are a matter of fact. Any simple web search will offer page after page of such data, and little contention as to the hard, consistent numbers.

    • Beetlejuice

      When have data, facts and hard numbers ever had any impact on leftoids? They have their own facts, data and hard numbers and you’d better obey or they’ll come after your job.

      Only a Nazi hater and racist would disagree with the left’s own version of reality.

  • JohnEngelman

    After the firing of John Derbyshire from National Review for giving common sense advice on how not to be a crime victim this is good news indeed.


    • me

      Hard to decipher your run-on sentences, Engelman. Yes, it’s a great article by Derbyshire–but most of us already know this common-sense wisdom that was posted in http://www.takimag.com.

  • JohnEngelman

    The paper, “Thirty Years of Research on Race Differences in Cognitive Ability,” by J. Philippe Rushton of the University of Western Ontario and Arthur R. Jensen of theUniversity of California at Berkeley, appeared with a positive commentary by Linda Gottfredson of the University of Delaware…

    The Worldwide Pattern of IQ Scores. East Asians average higher on IQ tests than Whites, both in the U. S. and in Asia, even though IQ tests were developed for use in the Euro-American culture. Around the world, the average IQ for East Asians centers around 106; for Whites, about 100; and for Blacks about 85 in the U.S. and 70 in sub-Saharan Africa.

    • Beetlejuice

      Vote down and flag as inappropriate any pro-Asian/anti-White comments that Engelman posts.

      Take your pro-Asian fetish somewhere else, this is a pro-White issues site and you are an anti-White troll.

      • bebe

        You said it, my friend.

      • Karim1234

        Awwwww, I guess facts are anti-White.

        Poor poor race-mixed Negroid Whites.

        How your ‘mighty’ race has fallen into the degeneracy of anti-science, inferiority complex, Black-like short-tempered infant behaviour.

        • Beetlejuice

          LOL. You have absolutely no points or facts in your posts. No arguments? Just childish answers. Why?

          The fact that this world is still completely dominated by Western Civilization and White technology proves that IQ isn’t obviously everything. Especially when you’re using the White English language, electric power, computer, Internet to communicate to us here, NOT the ashkenazi or chinese ones.

    • Jefferson

      Asian American high I.Q would explain why it is extremely rare to find an Asian American single mother who lives in Section 8 housing and has 5 kids by 5 different baby daddies.

      Asian Americans have the lowest out of wedlock birth rate out of all the races in the U.S. And that is because Asian culture looks down on dead beat fathers who abandon their children. Asian culture is very family oriented and Asian men are expected to take care of their children.

      If one day the U.S ever elects an Asian president, I doubt very much she or he will come from a single parent household like Hussein Obama and Bill Clinton.

      • Bossman

        East Asians are smart but very boring. They have an ant-like quality about them. If East Asians were to become the majority in the U.S expect to see very little football, not much beer-drinking, not too much lively music, dog meat and rat meat on the menu of many restaurants.

        • Jefferson

          When Hispanics become the majority in the U.S, expect to see a lot more kidnappings of White girls by Hispanic rapists.

          Every town in America will have the presence of Hispanic gangs like MS-13 and Mexican drug cartels.

          And the average age that an “American” female becomes a mother will be 15 or 16.

        • convairXF92

          Actually, Japanese are quite big on beer. Sapporo, Kirin, Asahi. Koreans drink soju (I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s supposed to be like low-power vodka), plus some fizzy stuff whose name I’ve forgotten. Researcher Steven Mosher, in *Broken Earth*, describes Chinese so poor their diet consisted mostly of rice, turnip greens, and hard liquor.

          I was going to say that an Asian majority would at least put the brakes on black/African influence on culture, but then remembered that Asian-American male youths are attracted to hip-hop dancing.

          • Bossman

            As I understand it, East Asians never turn red except when they drink alcohol so therefore they avoid alcohol. Also a lot of East Asians seem to prefer classical music to other types of music.

    • me


      You seriously need to move to Japan, you incurable weeabo.

    • bebe

      Stop with your obvious bias. We do not NEED nor want any Asian any more than we need or want blacks, Mexicans, etc.

      • JohnEngelman

        Quite a few Americans do want more immigrants. According to the most recent Gallup survey 23 percent of the American people want immigration to be increased. 42 percent want immigration to remain at its present level.


        • Jefferson

          I am surprised only 23 percent of Americans say they do not think the U.S has enough immigrants.

          I thought it would be higher, than that because when you add Nonwhites, young people, homosexuals, single mothers, and self hating White liberals together, they make up the majority of the U.S population. And those demographics all helped re-elect Obama twice.

          And people who love Obama usually want more immigration from “vibrantly diverse countries”.

        • bebe

          And of course you believe those polls? Those “Americans” are more than likely blacks, mexicans, jews, and all the rest of the marxist nonwhites in this country…Those of your ilk….

          • JohnEngelman

            There are hardly any Marxists in the United States. My statistics indicate that 65 percent of the American people favor the continued high rate of immigration, or they desire a higher rate.

            As of the consensus of 2010 72.4 percent of the American people are white and of European descent. Thus a very high percentage of these are opposed to more restrictions on immigration.


            I personally am in favor of more restrictions on legal immigration, and a vigorous crackdown on illegal immigrants. I am opposed to any kind of amnesty.

  • George White

    Well duh….a study that talks common sense.

  • Triarius

    “The statistical construct known as IQ can reliably estimate general
    mental ability, or intelligence. The average IQ of immigrants in the
    United States is substantially lower than that of the white native
    population, and the difference is likely to persist over several

    Funny how IQ tests can justify funding for inner cities, yet when it comes to intelligence IQ tests are “inconclusive”. Yet those with really low IQs never discovered farming, a written language, the wheel, etc.

    So these “immigrants” will cure cancer, AIDS, and inner city crime statistics? Sure thing.

    Our best bet is to start our own country within a country, like the Eastern Roman Empire. Cut out the fat. Fyi, I can trace my family to the Western Roman Empire, but that does not make it less true.

    • Bossman

      The new immigration reform bill will give preference to highly educated people and will cut some of the family reunification provisions of the present policy which should be good thing. Isn’t that what you want?

      • Triarius

        No, I want zero immigration. I don’t care if the immigrants coming in are smart, we do not need ten million Indians and Chinese stealing away jobs and changing the demographics in the US.

      • bebe

        Don’t be absurd. Those are all lies and you know it.

        Don’t tell me you think any of us here fall for those lies, do you? You see, we are a lot smarter/wiser than you can ever hope to be.

        The anti-White government wants the lowest common denominator to flood this country to rid this nation of Whites and our White most sought after civilization. No 3rd world peoples and their cultures can ever outdo any White culture and civilization and they know it.

  • fakeemail

    I’m glad Mr. Matthew published this and all. . .but do you really need a Ph.D paper from Harvard to know and express this and make it “legit”? It’s beyond obvious! The academician of everything is absurd.

    • me

      Absurd, indeed! Especially when the Marxists have a stranglehold on every college faculty and board of directors in this country. I find it quite heartening that this study even saw the light of day. The times, they are a-changing….

  • The Final Solution

    Well I’m a bit disappointed because I’m starting a Ph.D program in the fall in N. Europe to study this exact same topic. This guy obviously beat me to it. I’ll definitely be referring to his work. He’s pissing people off and making enemies of the left, which is a good thing:

    “Jason Richwine is a modern day eugenicist who has been a darling of white supremacist groups in the U.S. since 2008: http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2008/09/04/white-nationalists-applaud-american-enterprise-institute-fellow/
    This racist dissertation became the basis of the recent Heritage Foundation “report” on immigration reform. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/08/heritage-study-co-author-opposed-letting-in-immigrants-with-low-iqs/
    Harvard Kennedy School of Government has some serious explaining to do as to how such racist nonsense was deemed sufficient to earn a Ph.D. from their institution.”
    There may be hope yet. The University of Melbourne published the Rise and Decline of Anglo Australia and the University of Utah published the 10,000 Year Explosion. But this coming out of Harvard is mind blowing.

    • me

      The winds of discontent are starting to blow against the Marxist lies…..even in academia. This is a great thing.

  • Beetlejuice

    The Democratic Party needs more morons for the 2016 election, to elect Hillary.

    • me

      Who cares who the POTUS is? What matters is who you vote for in your city, county, and state elections.

      • Black Swan

        Do you know what executive orders are?
        Ovomit signed over 900.

        • me

          That’s why we should use the option of IMPEACHMENT, along with the charge of TREASON more often, against these ‘elected officials’. Then we can go back to having ‘public servants’ in office…..

  • Beetlejuice

    Plenty of scholars have been demonized by the left, including William Shockley who won a Nobel Prize in physics and James Watson who won a Nobel Prize in physiology. Didn’t matter, they committed heresy against the state’s dogma that all races have equal intelligence.
    Question it at your peril.

    • a multiracial individual

      When I saw that Watson was burned at the stake, I became very discouraged. It seems that no messenger will be spared.

  • IKantunderstand

    How about this for a fair and unbiased immigration policy? NO MORE IMMIGRANTS!!!! And, please, someone remove that crappy Lazarus poem from the Statue of “Liberty”. NO LEGAL immigrants, and sure as hell, NO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS!!! Where are the eco fascists about the degradation that is occurring to our national, state, and local parks? Why is there no complaint about the graffiti on monuments? Because, boys and girls, all this ecology concern has been nothing but a subterfuge for a totalitarian government. It is only important when Gov. Christie kills a spider on his desk. It is never important when illegal aliens foul a National Park, or start wildfires that kill who knows how many spiders, (and everything else).Let me be perfectly clear, this is not about the environment, this is nothing more than a clever ploy to suck in well meaning westernized thinking Whites who have turned away from religion, to grasp onto nature. Humans must believe in something, consequently, once religion has been marginalized and made fun of, what’s next in line? Love for “mother earth”? Oh, please. Just another way for the politically connected to make money, and strenghen their stranglehood on the rest of us. Those in power know that “green energy” doesn’t work. They don’t care. It’s just another method to line their pockets and also remove White people from earning a living. They know exactly that the majority of coal miners are White. They know exactly that the majority of oil field workers are White. And do you really think it has escaped their grasp that the North Dakotans who engage in fracking are White? Come on, the so-called environmental movement is really the: “Remove Whites from all environments, to marginalize them, reduce their numbers, encourage them to either only have two children, or no children” (all in the interest of earth), meanwhile, all other races on the planet have reproduced like the proverbial bunny. Way to go Western Civilization! We have philosophized ourselves out of existence.

    • Juggernaut3000

      Righteous anger, I like it. Great post, keep up the good work.

    • me

      No, we haven’t . The tide is turning….

  • Quentin Durward

    Sure, but another obvious truth is how these so-called “high IQ” immigrants from Asia are invading us just the same and taking lottery school seats, high paying jobs, government contracts, training programs, college admissions, real estate, and entire neighborhoods away from local and native White Americans wherever they move in. Add the cultural cheating, corruption, counterfeiting, brothels, sweat shops, drug trafficking, industrial espionage, street gangs, public health violations, miscegenation and you can already say bye bye to entire neighborhoods and towns on the West Coast, especially in the SF Bay Area:

    New Asian immigrants to US now surpass Hispanics:

    83% of College Students in China Cheat on Exams:

    Conundrum”: 90 Percent of China’s Applicants Cheat:

    U.S. Gets Tough on China Industrial Spying:

    IQ is only part of the issue. The bottom line is and always will be RACE.

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  • KenelmDigby

    When left-wing professors pass off political propaganda as ‘original research’, well that’s just fine and dandy with the Washington Post.
    It will be splashed all over the front page as ‘established fact’ and the integrity of the ‘reserach’ or the author would never be questioned.

    • me

      Yup. It’s Marxist propaganda writ large. Truth should not be acknowledged, or even whispered in hushed tones, because the shaky foundation of lies that the left-wing Marxists are spewing in the controlled media would be exposed. Their shaky house of cards that will come tumbling down soon enough when the fresh breeze of facts, logic, and disillusionment begin to blow….

  • AugustusAlexander

    If Mexicans are so smart and great why doesn’t Mexico keep them if they are such an asset? Same goes for most other third worlders.

    • me

      Because they’re the newest tool of the Marxists that run the government to use against European Americans. You’d have to be pretty stupid not to realize that a country is only as great as its people–and look at the shitholes these ‘undocumented workers’, ‘refugees’, and other ‘pitiful minorities’ are coming from…..

      • Joe Mack

        The ‘marxists’ own the global banks, the media, universities, corporations, and have 90% of our politicians in their pockets.

        Giving the power to print the dollar in 1913 to a private bank owned by the Rothschilds was the end of America. This was the same year the income tax was instituted – to pledge the income of American workers to pay for the national debt that would be created by the federal reserve system.

        “I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country.” -Woodrow Wilson, on signing the Federal Reserve into existence

      • AugustusAlexander

        Yea, it is not secret why we are falling from #1…..because we do not have quality people which happen to be mostly white. It’s funny watching white leftists and blacks dig their own grave, they do not want to live in a shithole they are just oblivious to what our country is going to look like after all of these “great” people populate America.

  • Nathanwartooth

    Let me sum up this article:

    “We don’t actually want to debate about how much money amnesty will cost, so instead we’ll attack one of the co-authors for doing his thesis on IQ”.

    • me

      Exactly! And guess who’s paying for dinner?

  • Bardon Kaldian

    IQ debates are boring. Give me White, never mind the IQ, over any other group. Period.

    • Ingsoc

      IQ is tossed out as a red herring to divert attention away from the global genocide that is being conducted against the white race.

      • me

        Actually, it’s a pretty sound argument–considering the low-IQ, third world ‘immigrants’ that the government wants to import by the gross. Would someone please send a copy of this study to the ‘Gang of 8’, along with an interpreter that can decipher it for McCain and his mestizophiles? Or, maybe McCain wants to be surrounded by third world imbeciles to make himself appear more intelligent? Hmmm…..

        • Ingsoc

          Or maybe he’s being threatened with blackmail.

    • Bossman

      I’m sure a race of one-legged dwarfs who were super smart and had high IQ would still be looking for pretty and dumb women to mate with.

    • me

      What about your Asian fantasies, Bardon? I would swear that you have a split personality…..

  • Epiminondas
  • Epiminondas

    Conservatism, Inc. is not interested in truth. They’re interested in power.

  • Joe Mack

    There are over 50 jewish groups that all lobby for open borders, mass immigration, and amnesty for illegal aliens in the USA.

    And yet Israel has some of the strictest ethnic/racial based immigration law enforcement on the planet. They even use DNA testing to determine the right to immigrate to Israel.

  • Fredrik_H

    It is my firm belief that it is the clever ones we should really worry about.

  • tombarnes

    From Sailer

    A 2001 meta-analysis of 39 studies covering a total 5,696,519 individuals in America (aged 14 and above) came up with an overall difference of 0.72 standard deviations in g (the “general factor” in cognitive ability) between “Anglo” whites and Hispanics. The 95% confidence range of the studies ran from .60 to .88 standard deviations, so there’s not a huge amount of disagreement among the studies.

    Source: Roth, P. L., Bevier, C. A., Bobko, P., Switzer III, F. S. & Tyler, P. (2001) ” Ethnic group differences in cognitive ability in employment and educational settings: a meta-analysis.” Personnel Psychology 54, 297–330.

  • Old Crow

    Those seemingly unable to discern dissimilaries between races are not necessarily not racist, rather just not very observent.

    • watling

      There are plenty of highly educated whites who are fanatically in favour of immigration from the third world. Their position is not because they are unobservant, it’s because they adhere to an ideology that disapproves of national borders, believes in rampant miscegenation and has as its goal the eradication of white western civilisation.

  • AugustusAlexander

    I am not only scared about hordes of low educated people but our country lets in tons of Muslims to go to university and get advanced degrees in Chem Engineering and stuff like that. That is scary as hell, they will get into public office and positions of power and use our dumb asses against us.

  • snow

    And the prime minister of Sweden is determined to import a number of blue collar workers into Sweden for the next several decades

  • Whirlwinder

    The truth has a way of coming to the forefront. IQ is a game changer but the disingenuous white liberals are trying to level the playing field with “diversity” and “multiculturalism”. both of which tend to devide and weaken a nation. We have the tools to continue to build a greater America but the elite leadership continues to smash up our culture in an attempt to make us into a 3rd world country.

  • mobilebay

    How about opposing ALL immigrants for a given amount of time, then allow in only those who will benefit our country. As of now, it’s the other way around. At some point, our illusterous government decided that we owe the world shelter and sustanance. When, and if, we ever find common sense leaders who’ll put Americans first, then perhaps we can start to function as we were meant to.

    • mobilebay

      Sorry for the incorrect spelling.

  • Mr. E

    Well, you were right and I was wrong. Richwine resigned today. Likely forced out for speaking the truth.

    • No right or wrong here. It’s just intelligence guided by experience.

      And now, back to our regularly scheduled Heritage Foundation programming…more legal immigrant visas, non-white failure is all the blue team’s fault, spread DUH-mocracy in Guadeltombistan.

      But…you can’t unring a bell. Richwine’s research is out there, and so is the six terabuck bar tab for the Gof8 bill.

  • Tired

    Shh! Doesn’t he know we must remain silent? Shuttered up in our houses and hovels we can only speak of this issue behind closed doors, thick curtains and in the anonymity of the dark that swallows any consequence of us daring to speak the truth.

  • Tread7

    How about that the truth comes out and they fire him. I will stop my money to this Foundation.