An Occasional Reader Asks If IQ Differentials Imply A Master Race—And If So, Who?

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From: An
Occasional Reader [
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I have read your site off and on
for a while now in order to get a different perspective
on immigration issues. One thing that surprises me,
though, is your site`s assertion that blacks have low
IQs relative to every other racial group. I also read
the
FAQ
, stating that the findings on racial differences
do not imply that a Master Race exists.

However, our world is becoming more
technological, and high IQ people can learn new things
more easily, so people with higher intelligence will
prosper. Doesn`t this imply that Northeast Asians
(China, Japan, Korea) are in fact the Master Raceand
that Africans are inferior creatures?

To be honest, I`m not sure who`s
right about this whole IQ thing; I just want your
perspective.


James Fulford
writes:
You know, we were in enough trouble before we
got this letter, but here goes.


First, we don`t in fact,
assert anything new about IQ. (And there are ethnic
groups with lower average IQs than African-Americans)


Rather, we discuss the
implications of what is already a


scientific consensus about IQ.
It`s people who believe there`s no such
thing as IQ differentials, or in extreme cases that
there`s no such thing as IQ, who are engaged in
pseudoscience.


Second, we think there is no
such thing as a Master Race. That`s because people don`t
want to be mastered.


Third, if there were a Master
Race, it wouldn`t be Northeast Asians, for reasons of
personality, rather than IQ. See


Why Have Asians Not Dominated?
,
American Renaissance,
October 2009.


Fourth, the idea of a
“Master Race”
is a distraction—one of the first things we ever put on
the site was


Cavalli-Sforza II
and Seven Dumb Ideas About Race

by


Steve Sailer
:



“If races exist, then one must be supreme
.



“Much of the Race Does Not Exist cant stems from the
following logic (if you can call it logic): `If there
really are different racial groups, then one must be The
Master Race, which means — oh my God – that Hitler Was
Right! Therefore, we must promote whatever ideas most
confuse the public about race. Otherwise, they will
learn the horrible truth and they`ll all vote Nazi.
`



“Look, this is one big non-sequitur: Of course,
there are different racial groups. And of course their
members tend to inherit certain different genes, on
average, than the members of other racial groups. And
that means racial groups will differ, on average, in
various innate capabilities. But that also means
that no group can be supreme at all jobs. To be
excellent at one skill frequently implies being worse at
something else. So, there can`t be a Master Race.”



Instead of wondering if there is such a thing as Master
Race, it would be better to wonder if we could




do something
about


 the Federal
Government policy

that says that any


observable racial
variance

in test scores, crime rates, or speeding tickets must be
the result of racial bigotry—because all races are
believed by the Supreme Court to have


exactly the same
average IQ.