Under the Cathedral, perhaps the single greatest form of heresy is the denial of blank-slate racial egalitarianism. Nevermind that evolution and loads of data say racial egalitarianism is a fiction. This even strengthens the mindset of the believers, elevating such a belief to a religious doctrine, which means that those who poke holes in the dogma are castigated like heretics. To the believers in the Cathedral, this is not a rational debate, it is an affront to their religious worldview — the religion being one of racial egalitarianism.
This week Jason Richwine has been found guilty for having noticed what you’re not supposed to notice: that some racial groups, like Hispanics / mestizos, have lower average IQs than European Americans. As Sailer notes, Philip L. Roth, looking at 39 studies with a 5,696,529 sample size, found the average IQ of Hispanics to be about 11 points lower than whites. But don’t expect this data, or any other substantial points, to be brought up in the public lynching of Richwine.
The parts are already in motion. Richwine recently helped author a study by the Heritage Foundation showing that mass amnesty would cost tax payers around $6.3 trillion, since, to put it bluntly, most of these immigrants are Third World rejects who will use more in government services than pay in taxes. Since this study is generally sound — and since the Cathedral wants nonetheless to flood the USA with the Third World — someone went back and found Richwine’s Harvard dissertation, “IQ and Immigration Policy,” where Richwine wisely argues against flooding the USA with low-IQ hordes. (They also recently discovered that Richwine penned an article or two for Alternative Right.) Somehow, if the Cathedral points and sputters enough, this indignation will, by association, discredit the Heritage study. Or so they hope.
Substantial discussions here:
Steve Sailer: “NYT: Dr. Richwine guilty of not being oblivious to the obvious,” “Washington Post: Crimethink!,” “Ortiz & Telles: Mexican-Americans lag for 4 generations (at least),” “Hispanic economic productivity: the New Mexico case study,” “White v. Hispanic cognitive gap across 39 studies with 5,696,529 sample size,” “Christopher Jencks – ‘Who Should Get In?’ – New York Review of Books”
James Fulford: “Jason Richwine, Low IQ Immigrants, And the Washington Post”
Michelle Malkin: “The Crucifixion of Jason Richwine”
Please references other substantial articles or blog posts in the comments below and I’ll add them to roundup.
James Thompson: “Jason Richwine and a bottle of Rich Wine”
Scharlach: “Are all languages created equal?”
HBD commenters are ruling the roost in the comments section of this Atlantic piece.
Derbyshire: “John Derbyshire Responds To A Foul Libel—He’s Been Accused Of Apologizing!,” “The Richwine Effect: Chicken Dead, Monkeys Scared,” and “Radio Derb Is On The Air: Richwine Defenestration Is Soviet Stuff”
Sailer: “Richwine out, in good company with Watson, Summers,” “Charles Murray: ‘Integrity. Loyalty. Balls,” “A crusade for Jennifer Rubin: ‘Mr. Netanyahu, tear down this fence!’,” “A triumph of feminism: Girls with big guns keep illegal infiltrators out of Israel,” “Jennifer Rubin gloats over Richwine’s scalp, wants more,” “The Nation: Jencks’ approval of Richwine’s thesis ‘the big problem’,” and “How do Hispanics score on grad school admissions tests?”
James Fulford: “The Daily Beast And The Stoop Laboring Genius”
Chateau Heartiste: “What Will The World Look Like When (Not If) Equalists Accept HBD?”
Charles Murray tweets Richwine guilty of crimethink and his critics (right and left) are mindless.
Foseti: “Dark arguments on immigration”
Nydwracu: “Science vs. progressivism: the Richwine affair”
Outside In: “Hammer of the Witches”
Jim’s Blog: “Mestizos and National Wealth”
Jared Taylor: “The Cowardice of ‘Conservatives’”
VDare Reader: “What Will Happen To Race Research In The Wake Of The Richwine Firing?”
Occidentalist: “What’s In A Name?”
Colin Liddell: “The IQ of Revolutions”
Erik Mesoy: “On Jason Richwine and race and intelligence”
Education Realist: “Jason Richwine and Goring the Media’s Ox”
Political Cesspool Radio: “Richard Spencer and James Edwards discuss Jason Richwine Affair”
Jim Goad: “The Bitter Taste of Richwine”
NPI: “Rachel Maddow Smears NPI”
Patrick J Buchanan: “The Heretic At Heritage: If Richwine Is Right, What Becomes Of Our ‘Indivisible’ Nation?”
Robert VerBruggen: “Heritage Was Wrong: The think tank should have defended Jason Richwine”
Alexander Hart: “The Daily Caller And IQ: Not Getting It”
Harpending: “Clark/Frost Domestication”
Chales Murray: “In Defense of Jason Richwine”
John Derbyshire: “Ideological Castration”
John McWhorter: “Jason Richwine, race and immigration”
Kevin MacDonald: “Jason Richwine on IQ and Immigration”
Razib Khan: “Why race as a biological construct matters”
Steve Sailer: “Scientific American: Ban Race and IQ Science in America”