Richard Hoste, a White nationalist commenter, takes issue with my comments about a <70 IQ in Blacks just not being the same as a <70 IQ in a White. He repeats the standard line from Jensen and Rushton that a White with <70 IQ usually is genetically diseased in some way that effects the way they walk and talk. The Black with the same IQ is not. That’s why they seem different. This is the typical line that I keep hearing, but it still doesn’t make sense. In the US, Whites with IQ’s <70 are generally living in group homes, are not allowed to have kids or marry, have poor social skills, poor judgment, generally do not work or work only at specialized jobs, have their finances monitored by someone, and are not allowed to drive cars. In other words, they just can’t live on their own and make it. And it’s not just because they walk and talk funny. It’s because in many important ways, they are dumb as doorknobs, and we don’t trust them to make sensible decisions. Nevertheless, in Africa, Blacks with <70 IQ’s drive vehicles, work at regular jobs, live on their own, have excellent social skills, marry and raise children, live on their own or own a home, pay their bills and manage their finances, etc. They don’t need supervision. They can do it on their own. I imagine something similar is going on with Papuans (IQ 64), Aborigines (IQ 62), Bushmen (IQ 54) and Pygmies (IQ 60?). All these folks can live quite well on their own with little or no supervision. In addition, we have first hand reports. I spoke with an anthropologist who works in Africa. He told me that the Africans he works with do not seem stupid. A similar statement was made by Jared Diamond about the Papuans he worked with and by a man who worked with Bushmen. Yet if you meet an American White with an IQ <70 like these native peoples, they will appear to be dumb as a rock, and not just because they can’t walk or talk right. I know, I have spent a lot of time with the local retarded adults, and I made friends with quite a few of them. Further, we have the examples of the 67 IQ Nigerian scammers who ran circles around the American scam victims I worked with who had IQ’s of 65-73. One of these women walked and talked normally, but these Nigerian foxes just had her running around like a chicken with her head cut off with all their endless tricks and games. When it came to “con artist IQ,” these guys had genius IQ’s, over 140. They were expert manipulators, experts at human psychology, and they knew how to mimic and play-act emotions and push people’s emotional buttons like few people do. They were like expert actors, except they were evil. In some very important ways, these Nigerians were much smarter than the Americans who had the same or even slightly higher IQ’s. Further, Hoste notes that 16 I’ve also met some very smart Blacks who seemed kind of “dumb” in some ways. One guy says he has an IQ of 185. He has a PhD and is a professor at a university. Yet he misspells words and is sloppy with his sentences. It’s like he doesn’t give a damn about things like that. I recently found the blog of a famous Black scholar, and the same thing was going on. Great mind, brilliant thinker, very creative, very nice sentences in an artsy way, but often sloppy. Misspellings, poor sentence construction, poor punctuation. I sent him a mail telling him he needed an editor but he never wrote back. Once again, there was a brilliant sloppiness about him and a feeling that about certain things, he didn’t care and was just going to blow it off. The end result was that to me his writing looked sort of stupid due to his errors, but I’m sure he doesn’t see it that way. I’m going to tie together these examples of very high and very low IQ Blacks by suggesting that maybe there is a “Black intelligence” that differs from “White intelligence” and that these tests may not be measuring properly. I realize that’s a subjective judgment, and I don’t have much to back it up except intuitive hunches and “general feeling,” but that’s what I’m concluding after thinking hard about this stuff for a couple of years now. By the way, this conclusion is also consistent with race realism. If Blacks and Whites are different racially in more than obvious ways, a specific “Black intelligence” that differs from the White kind is a possibility.
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