Roundup of the Heresy of Jason Richwine: Guilty of preferring truth to PC

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.

Pointing and sputtering is here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, etc.

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

Derbyshire: “‘Burn The Witch!’ Heritage Foundation Scuttles Away From Jason Richwine—And The Cold Hard Facts

James Fulford: “Jason Richwine, Low IQ Immigrants, And the Washington Post

Richard Spencer:  “The Jason Richwine Affair” and “Rachel Maddow and the Rage of the Ruling Class

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

Ron Unz: “Race/IQ Revisted”  and “Race/IQ: The Jason Richwine Affair

Rush Limbaugh:  “Cabal of Leftists and RINOs Attempt to Destroy Heritage Scholar Jason Richwine

Scharlach: “Are all languages created equal?”

Gucci Little Piggy:  “Richwine Roundup” and “Richwine’s dissertation advisers play CYA

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

HBD Chick: “Why human biodiversity is true…and why Jason Richwine is right” and “To disbelieve in witchcraft is the greatest of heresies

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

James Kirkpatrick: “Richwine’s “Resignation” And The Cowardice Of Conservatism, Inc” and “No Way Out But Through—Jason Richwine And The Future of Conservatism Inc.”

Peter Brimelow: “‘This Isn’t A Free Country’: The Heritage Foundation And The Fate Of Jason Richwine

Nydwracu: “Science vs. progressivism: the Richwine affair

Outside In:  “Hammer of the Witches

Jim’s Blog:  “Mestizos and National Wealth

Richard Spencer: “Final Thoughts on the Richwine Affair” and  “Will Conservatives Ever Get Race?”

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

Byron York: “A talk with Jason Richwine: ‘I do not apologize for any of my work’

Jason Collins: “The IQ barrier” and “IQ is an artificial construct

Peter Brimelow:  “Jason Richwine ‘Resignation’ Marks The Surrender Of Conservatism, Inc. To Cultural Marxist PC

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

Susie Green: “Jason Richwine, ‘Comprehensive Immigration Reform’, And The Long War Of Larry Auster

Andrew Sullivan: “Race And IQ. Again.” and “Why Rule Out Racism?”

Harpending: “Clark/Frost Domestication

Chales Murray: “In Defense of Jason Richwine

Steve Sailer: “Frequently Asked Questions about the Jason Richwine Brouhaha” and “64% of Hispanic high school graduates don’t score high enough to enlist

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

Primer on Immigration and Human BioDiversity

Roissy:  “How Game Might Have Benefited Jason Richwine

33 thoughts on “Roundup of the Heresy of Jason Richwine: Guilty of preferring truth to PC

  1. Reblogged this on Mindweapons in Ragnarok and commented:
    Very exciting scandal in progress, re: Dr. Jason Richwine (PhD, Harvard) versus the politically correct left. There’s lots of links at this post of leftists screaming in indignation an the paleo-right such as Sailer and Derb laughing at them. I especially like how Daily Kos calls the study “discredited” and “shoddy” without saying anything about whether the quantitative analysis is correct or not. IQ can be measured, and Richwine’s samples were over 5 million! Statistics theory says you need 30 for a representative sample, but the more, the better
    How did Jason Richwine Get a PhD from Harvard?
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    As has already been diaried by Hunter, one of the authors of the discredited Heritage ‘study’ on immigration turns out to have written a dissertation on the need to exclude Hispanic immigration due to their alleged lower IQs. Others have already discussed/explained/facepalmed the obvious bigotry of this position. I am more concerned with another question.

    Who the fuck signed off on Richwine’s dissertation?

    Richwine ‘earned’ his PhD in Public Policy in 2009 from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. His dissertation committee consisted of

    George J. Borjas (chair)
    Richard J. Zeckhauser
    Christopher Jenks

    Borjas is your basic, run-of-the-mill anti-immigrant conservative, with substantial scholarly and popular works explaining just how bad brown people are for America.

    Zeckhauser is more of a money guy, but his wikipedia page describes him as one of “the “whiz kids” assembled by Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara to apply cutting-edge analysis to Cold War military strategy.”

    The oddball in this list is Christopher Jenks. Jenks is currently on the editorial board of the American Prospect and many decades ago he was the editor of the New Republic. In the acknowledgements of Richwine’s dissertation, he states that

    I want to thank my Harvard committee members, starting with George Borjas, who helped me navigate the minefield of early graduate school and has now seen me through to the finish. Richard Zeckhauser, never someone to shy away from controversial ideas, immediately embraced my work and offered new ideas as well as incisive critiques. Christopher Jencks generously signed on as the committee’s late addition and offered his own valuable input.
    Reading between the lines, it seems to me that someone refused to pass the dissertation as written, and Jenks was brought in late.
    Whatever else, these three people signed and passed Richwine’s obviously bigotted and substandard dissertation. A dissertation that was so obviously wrong and bigoted that the Heritage Foundation…the Heritage Foundation…distanced themselves from Richwine immediately.

    These three professors should be held publicly accountable. More-so, I believe that the signatures of these professors demonstrate, unequivocally, that simple bigotry resides at the heart of movement conservatism–and that this bigotry is no different whether taking about teabaggers or ‘scholars’.

    The dean of the Kennedy School of Government is David T. Ellwood, (david_ellwood@Harvard.Edu). I’ve already dropped him a line asking why the School awarded Richwine a PhD and what they plan to do in the future to prevent it from happening again. Perhaps you might as well.

    Thu May 09, 2013 at 12:12 PM PT: Sorry to have been absent from this diary for so long now. When I posted it I never thought it would get to the rec list, and I was frankly startled to see it still there when I woke up this morning. I stuck around as long as I could.

    A couple thoughts to add after all the comments.

    1. Clearly there is too much variation and potential hijinks about PhD committees for my claim that the late addition of Jencks might show some problems in getting people to sign off on the dissertation. That was based on my experience as a professor in one discipline and school. Clearly, every school and discipline seems to do things differently. So, I concede that I overstated that.

    2. Many folks are saying things like Harvard is a bullshit institution, Bush got his MBA there, it is a school for the 1%, etc. At some level all of that is true. I have my PhD (not from Harvard), and I would be the first to admit that a PhD does not indicate some great level of intelligence. That said, there is a difference between a PhD and an MBA, and while Harvard is seriously over-rated, they aren’t the simple hacks some claim them to be. A Harvard PhD does still mean something to many folks.

    I can live with dumb people getting PhDs for dumb things. Its always happened and it always will. But a PhD for what is basically a low-budget version of 19th and early-20th century eugenics? No, that is too fucking far. That is beyond what is acceptable. M/i>

  2. IQ and Race

    The book, “The Bell Curve”, goes into this in detail. There are huge differences between races.

    Thomas Sowell has a different take on this. IQ’s of blacks and Hispanics lag whites, but lag Asians even more. Let’s assume that’s the bad news. The good news according to Sowell who has researched this is that over decades and centuries, the IQ of Blacks has risen.

    So what to do about immigration. It’s quite simple. Our entire immigration policy is driven by the potential for votes for Democrats. The new immigration bill is even worse when it comes to attracting H1-B or L-1 visas (high skilled workers – think Caltech and MIT grads) . While increasing their number of visas, the hoops through which companies can hire bright students is totally insane. 1) The companies must first see if there any Americans available during a 30 day wait period 2) The workers must be paid $12k to $18K more which then causes a two tier pay system that is ruinous and 3) The Labor Dept can sue the pants off any company they want for up to 2 years after the hire if some jackass bureaucrat finds something they don’t like about the hire.

    Republicans should oppose any immigration bill that 1) Does not secure the borders first and 2) that favors unskilled over skilled workers.

  3. I do not believe in evolution, however I accept the fact that blacks and Hispanics are not as high IQ as we are. The Christians, like Mark Shea, who rant and rave about different ethnic groups being one in Christ as being a reason to ignore very real racial differences are missing the point. The one in Christ business refers to being able to become a child of God, and having the same faith as a member of another ethnic group. It has nothing to do with racial equality, so called.

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  5. Re: Richwine. The scary thing is that every time the MSM pooh-poohs the dissertation as “discredited” or “racist pseudo-science,” that equals another 100 people who actually believe it.

    The Left: re-constructing reality one useful idiot at a time.

  6. Many, many thanks for this roundup, AWC. Im in Prague, at the moment, moving on to Budapest on Monday, with a somewhat intermittent internet connection, so this post is very, very helping me keep up with this remarkable affair

    So far, with the possible exception of Charles Murray, I cant see anybody on the establishment right covering himself with any glory, here. Mostly theyre just wetting their pants. Stupid tools.

    Heres hoping that Jason Richwine will stand up to the thugs and resist the pressure to recant.

    Eppur si muove.

    • Well heritage already recanted for him, by firing him

      I dont understand what they (heritage) are thinking. What strategic sense does it make to publish a study, have every respectable person imaginable denounce it as racist, and then disavow it? Why do they even publish it in the first place?

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