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Scholar Quits Over Low Hispanic IQ Claims: Reports



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Jason Richwine has decided to quit his position at the prestigious think tank "The Heritage Foundation".

The Heritage Foundation has published many scholarly reports over the years most recently focusing on Social Security Reform, Healthcare Reform, and Tax Policy. Dr. Richwine joined the think tank after completing his doctorate at Harvard University.

Recently, a copy of his dissertation emerged which contained racially charged comments that Hispanic immigrants coming into the United States have lower IQs than whites.

Richwine postulated that it is doubtful that these immigrants and two generations of their descendants will ever attain IQ parity with their white counterparts.

His dissertation then focused on what he believed would be the adverse consequences to American society over having an increasing segment of the population who lack the same mental capacity as the white population.

This is the portion that has drawn criticism.

“No one knows whether Hispanics will ever reach IQ parity with whites, but the prediction that new Hispanic immigrants will have low-IQ children and grandchildren is difficult to argue against.”

Needless to say, the paper touched off an immediate response from people incensed over the comments.

The Heritage Foundation is set to release a major report on Immigration Reform this coming Monday.

The Washington Post reported on Richwine's dissertation at this time in what would be a well-timed effort to discredit the Heritage Foundation's report at a critical juncture of the Immigration reform bill.

On The Web:

Heritage scholar resigns over past criticism of 'low-IQ' Hispanics

Heritage Foundation Scholar Resigns Over Hispanic Low-IQ Dissertation

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