Race and Intelligence – Fact or fiction?

There has always been something tedious and spurious about the black versus white IQ debate for me, but following Channel 4’s Race and Intelligence: Science’s Last Taboo programme last night it appears that Rageh Omaar could breathe life into differential calculus . Better still he told me why I had been right all along to despise the way it has always been presented – bad science and unacknowledged racial prejudice, lack of opportunity and parenting: “I could make a better guess as to your intelligence knowing if your mother drives a Volvo than from any so-called IQ test.” Way to go, Rajeh!

This programme is the first of a series by Channel 4 exploring the concept of race and the impact that this has on our society.  Click here for more information.

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