Why do we continue to pretend there is an untapped black talent pool?

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    IQ testing may not encompass all the traits that people consider to be 'intelligence' but it does a good job of picking out those that are capable of learning and making good decisions. Typically the top 1/6 of our population (IQ115+) make up the bulk of professional occupations. But only 2% of blacks score that high. Is it any wonder that top schools struggle to find qualified blacks to fill medical, law and engineering positions? They have to dip much further into the black cohort to reach acceptable numbers of students and it shows in black performance and graduation rates. If blacks had to have the same qualifications as whites and asians then a single school like MIT would use up virtually all of the high scoring black candidates. Instead elite schools take best that they can find, leaving 2nd tier schools with 3rd or 4th tier black students, and so on. Many or most black students find themselves in a school where their qualifications are at the bottom and their performance and graduation rate reflect that.
    This same scenerio is played out in many AA dominated jobs. AA gets blacks a job but their poor qualifications make it difficult to promote them or put them in positions of responsibility. Of course the blacks who truly were qualified find it difficult to escape the taint of low expectations given to other blacks.
    This scarcity of talent problem is the main reason why Africa is such a mess. With only a tiny portion of the sub-saharan population scoring as high as IQ100, there are few to fill professional and executive positions and jobs that are filled with IQ100 personnel here (like teachers, military officers, police) are filled with incompetents in Africa.
     
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    What a crock of shit.

    Besides that, you're completely lacking links and quotes from respected sources supporting your ridiculous claims.

    There have always been problems with IQ testing and no person with brain will base their judgment of a person's intelligence/capability to learn on an IQ test. IQ tests are designed by Western Europeans for Western Europeans. There is no account for a person's cultural, educational, language background in these tests.

    It is therefore logical that when you subject African population to Western European IQ test, they will score lower than an average Western European would. If you can't see logic in that, you yourself are probably mildly retarded.

    Besides that, you sound like yet another individual overcome with blind hatred of groups of people other than your own.
     
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    the tests are designed to predict the ability to learn and make good decisions. I concur with you that Africans show very little proclivity in those areas.
     
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    indians score, on average, 84 on IQ tests

    how many legitimately qualified indian engineers, doctors, mathematicians, etc. are there? a hell of a lot... for every 7-11 employee there is a highly skilled member of the labor force

    clearly there is something wrong with population IQ tests

    now, I think these things should be openly talked about, not scoffed. Same with race and athletics, this is an issue which is muffled because we have to pretend like we don't see what's in front of our eyes... now maybe this is an issue of environment, but I'm just talking about discussing this without sounding ignorant or racist.
     
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    reasonable concern. I live in an area with a large indocanadian population. there is definitely a mixture of talent. of course those that emmigrate are typically more open to western ways. and they have also have a billion people to choose from.
    while it is interesting to think of the potentials of certain groups there is also the reality on the ground. it doesnt really matter if africans have borderline retarded IQ averages for genetic reasons or environmental reasons because it still means they are borderline retarded, and it shows. germany, japan and israel started from scratch after WWII because they had human capital. africa is still going downhill even though they sit on immense riches because they do not have human capital.
     
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    What the hell? I may not be directly from Africa, though my ancestory certainly is... and my IQ is 149. I'm a shit load smarter than most of the fucking hillbillys living in Kentucky, so fuck you.
     
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    Where are your sources? Where do you get all this bullshit from?
     
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    I did not say that their IQs are lower, I said that if Africans' results of Western European IQ tests were on average lower, it would make sense as those tests are crafted for Western Europeans.
     
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    nothing I have ever said precludes you from being smart. your IQ for a black man is much rarer than it would be for most other races though.
     
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    I can't say for certain about african africans but for african americans IQ testing is just as predictive as for whites. if anything it seems to overpredict actually.
     

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