This chart shows that while SAT scores, which are correlated with IQ, rise with parental income, the score gap is constant. This suggests that income isn't a primary cause. It is also revealing that the scores from the richest black and Hispanic children are similar to those of the poorest Asian and white children.
Note: this chart uses old data and we were unable to find more recent.
When a family values hard work and education, and is embarrassed by (and looks negatively toward) criminal offenses which lead to jail time, children are more successful. When a family thinks it is a right of passage to go to jail, doesn't value hard work and education, then children are less likely to succeed. Color of the child's skin is irrelevant. All the 'white wokeness' in America will not change the outcome of the tests. You either give a damn, or you don't
The single biggest affect in income is attitude.
People who have a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) are more likely to succeed regardless of race.
History has proven over and over that the worst form of inequality is to try to equalize that which is unequal.
Democrats know that their “social experiments” amount to The bigotry of low expectations. They don’t have legitimate issues to solve so they invent some.
In general, income is a response to IQ and not vice versa. Twin studies have shown IQ is, to a great part, genetically tied. As for environment, there are many things that can reduce IQ (drugs, sickness, childhood malnutrition, illiteracy, etc...), but nothing that will significantly increase it.
However, the Flynn effect has shown an increase of US IQ by 3 points per decade. This increase comes from a bolstering of the lower half of the bell curve, while the upper half has remained mostly unaffected (smart today are about as smart as they were yesterday). As before mentioned, this suggests that improvements are coming as a response to former environmental problems being corrected.
However, in a country where poor people have TVs and cell phones, and the cost of public education has accelerated without any meaningful return on investment, the disparity in IQs can't be tied to economics.
In any case, Joe Biden (white) currently has the IQ of a houseplant while Thomas Sowell (black) is a super genius. So, individual IQs should always be advantaged over racial groupings.
This issue is hundreds of years old, and has been studied relentlessly.
I think perhaps it is caused by all of the above. As I cast my vote I notice that there are not yet any votes for "Income differences" or "Racism." My feeling about these factors is that racism cuts both ways; if you feel you're disadvantaged because of racism you've adopted a victim role which can only increase your disadvantage. Attitude will always be a major factor in the outcome of our lives. "Income differences" seems pretty obviously valid as higher income families have greater opportunities for exposing their children to educational materials/experiences which will affect future performance abilities independent of as well as in conjunction with family, biological and cultural factors.
Differences in family stability structure, there are more 2 parent homes and extended family contact Asian, White and Mexican homes in America. This stability is unfortunately weakening but there are still many more single parent Black households than other groups.
First, I swear I've responded to this topic and poll once before.
In short, I said cultural differences because each culture puts a different emphasis on the importance of education. There is a reason there's a trope of an Asian dad punishing child for bringing home an A instead of an A+, because in some Asian cultures, where you end up in life has a direct-line connection to how you did in K through 6, to the point where it's not uncommon for some students to attend a second set of parent-paid classes per day - called "cram school" - just to give the child every opportunity to succeed.
And then we wonder why they are at the top of the earnings heap?
What I like about these facts is that it forces liberals to reconsider their entire world view. The resistance to the evidence is evidence of deep rooted bigotry. It's the bigotry of the religious, the cult, the church of wokeness. It's the bigotry of assumed moral superiority. It is proof positive that Marx had nothing of value to say. That the worlds problems cannot be solved by equity, diversity and inclusion.
There are many more low IQ whites than blacks. The facts self evidently transcend race. The problems associate with those facts will not go away if you end racism. They won't go away if you redefine intelligence. No amount of "emotional intelligence" will change the facts. If you raise the IQ of blacks the problem remains because there will still be plenty of low IQ blacks that are difficult to employee in a technological economy. Placing the priority on racism ignores the facts. It makes the problem more difficult to address. It is the wrong priority in a changing world. It is looking back instead of forward. It is regressive instead of progressive.
The irony is that people who embrace determinism so hard deny genetics. It is in fact determinism that is the problem. It denies people the freewill to be moral agents and find meaning in life. It creates the breeding grounds for the ubermensch. It provides tacit support for the racism and dystopia of China. It makes fascism respectable.
@Charter More recent data. The trend continues in spite of numerous interventions to eliminate the race achievement gaps. Race gaps in SAT scores highlight inequality and hinder upward mobility - 2017
I should write an article critiquing all the nonsense Brookings uses to try to explain that gap while avoiding the obvious conclusion: that genetic differences in racially-defined populations explain a significant amount of variance in these gaps. #OccamsRazor is a bitch.