Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Racism

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    So that sums up Rush Limbaugh & talk-radio, George W. Bush, and the Tea-Party nicely.








    Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice - Yahoo! News

    There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy.

    The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario. Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found. Those ideologies, in turn, stress hierarchy and resistance to change, attitudes that can contribute to prejudice, Hodson wrote in an email to LiveScience...
     
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    Notice this does not separate poor by race or religion.
     
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    Well, if true, that explains the OP.
     
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    Thanks for proving the article correct.
     
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    How very disingenuous of Yahoo News to misrepresent the findings of the study.

    I suppose this means that, for the next year, the idiot left are gonna keep dragging this study out to 'prove' that 'conservatives are stupid'... which is, of course, not what the study actually shows at all.
     
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    So let me ask you, if people that resist change are considered conservative, how would you classify those that have lived off government assistance for generations?? Would you agree that most of them are resistant to change?? If you do agree, is it also likely they are not as smart or educated so would that make them conservative?? According you your link it would.
     
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    You really should read the fucking study before you get all enthusiastic about it.

    idiot.
     
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    Go and check out the study... and look at how they're defining 'social conservative views', not 'conservatives' as Americans understand it but 'social conservativism'... not the same thing.

    Fucking morons who can't read a study and write fucking articles... they're a pain in the ass.
     
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    How did I prove the article correct by you being prejudiced?
     
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    Well yea, I was trying to get down to his level so he could see how stupid he looked. :) I did read the article, I was hoping the OP did, too.
     

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