Black Females Have Higher IQ's Than Black Males

Steve Sailer reports that Black females have IQ’s 2.4 points higher than Black males. He discovered this after analyzing Charles Murray’s Armed Forces Qualification Test data for 1997. The same data also showed that White women scored 0.8 points higher than White men.

Assuming this is correct then, if we put US Black IQ at 86 (somewhat controversial):

                     IQ score
Black males          85.75
Black females        87.25
Black total          86
Black M-F difference 2.4

This finding has been known for some time. Thomas Sowell reports that among Blacks with an IQ over 140, females outnumber males 5-1. Richard Nisbett reports that Black females are twice as likely to have IQ’s over 120 than Black males are.

It is hard to fathom a genetic reason why this gender difference might exist or even an environmental one for that matter.

References

Nisbett, Richard E. 2009. Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count. W.W. Norton

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0 thoughts on “Black Females Have Higher IQ's Than Black Males”

  1. Black males have black male culture so it could be something to do with that. The av difference is not big anyway but the 5 times more over 120 is really surprising.

  2. You don’t deal with the white females vs. white males, and I’m not sure it is large enough to be significant. But still… Anecdotally, most regular guys I meet just seem to have a lot less going on upstairs than the average basic b)%(#. What is going on with that? Am I missing something?

    1. Well traditionally the gap between White males and White females has been males +4, that is, White males have IQ’s 4 points higher than White females. Flynn’s latest study though showed that among Western Whites, females have closed the gap and are now as smart as White males. I am not sure how they pulled that off.

      1. How about this. Guess what? I am probably old enough to be your Dad. Cool tip for you. A lot of things in this world simply do not have ready or easy explanations and as a matter of fact, they don’t even make sense! This applies to “science” as well. Obviously everything has some sort of an explanation and all questions have answers and solutions, but these are not always apparent.
        Anyway, if you read this blog, you will note that the tone of this blog is that I offer up a lot of issues and say that I have no answer to why this or that is happening or going on and your guess is as good as mine.
        PS you are violating comments rules: Hostile tone. Do it again and I ban your smart ass.

  3. Interesting. If you spend any time in an inner city classroom, you will quickly realize that black and Hispanic girls show a lot less damage than do black and Hispanic boys. There’s also a huge disparity in higher educational achievement between black and Hispanic males and females. The main problems black and Hispanic females face are from their menfolk.

    1. My Dad used to teach in the ghetto and he said in the gifted classes, it seemed like it was all girls. It wasn’t really all girls, more like 3.5-1, something like that. I used to teach in the ghetto too and one time I had a Chemistry class in Compton. It was full of Blacks but it seemed like they were all girls. Weird.

  4. ” Thomas Sowell reports that among Blacks with an IQ over 140, females outnumber males 5-1. Richard Nisbett reports that Black females are twice as likely to have IQ’s over 120 than Black males are. ”
    > Perhaps because more stupid Black males tend to be in prison and are therefore unable to pass any IQ tests? Hum, no, I see that those tests are given in US highschools.
    > Because there’s an environmental difference within black 14-16 y.o., like street life, school drop-outs?

      1. so they didn’t pass the test then? I’m not American I don’t know how it works. If they didn’t pass it, then you have your reason!

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