The Correlation between Low IQ and Racial Prejudice

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

    Shocking? Not really.

    I don't think that intelligence is a factor in party affiliation. Even the researchers made this point:

    This research, however, found that people of low intelligence were more likely to hold racist views.
     
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    "My speculation is that it's not as simple as their model presents it," Nosek said. "I think that lower cognitive capacity can lead to multiple simple ways to represent the world, and one of those can be embodied in a right-wing ideology where 'People I don't know are threats' and 'The world is a dangerous place'. ... Another simple way would be to just assume everybody is wonderful."

    Which is kind of where we are now. We think "everybody is wonderful", yet the reality conflicts with that.

    You also have to wonder about how useful this "intelligence" is, when it gets you killed. "I'm not racist against blacks, so I'm going to wander around Harlem after dark." Sure, go for it.

    I think there are different manifestations of racism, some of which aren't pretty. I call this "instinctive" racism, as opposed to "considered" racism (the kind I maintain). But the existence of the one doesn't delegitimize the other... rape is an ugly manifestation of sex, but without sex, we'd all be dead.
     
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    'k... I'll own up to it... I'm a none-too-bright conservative primate...

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    well we finally know where whites got their racists views.
     
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    well we know who is predjudice dont we.
     
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    can i get a shine over here, s0n?
     
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    Yep, just as I thought...

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    this stupid thing had been posted before...so who is it that has the low IQ?
     
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    You're implying that I'm low-IQ because I posted an article I've never seen here before?

    Wow. Do you have an aid to help keep you from drooling down the front of your shirt all day?
     
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    jeramiah bullfrog wright must be dumb as a box of rocks..
     
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    She's the truthmatters of the right around here :lol:
     

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