Continuing with the theme of education, there's an article in today's New York Times about how schools are failing to close the gap between minorities and white students.
The article begins by explaining that the No Child Left Behind law "set 2014 as the deadline by which schools were to close the test-score gaps between minority and white students that have persisted since standardized testing began."
But the law isn't working:
“The gaps between African-Americans and whites are showing very few signs of closing,” Michael T. Nettles, a senior vice president at the Educational Testing Service, said in a paper he presented recently at Columbia University. One ethnic minority, Asians, generally fares as well as or better than whites.
The same theme repeated:
Chester E. Finn Jr., the [Thomas B. Fordham Foundation] president, said, “Poor and minority students are doing very poorly, and in most states are not making significant gains — and this in spite of N.C.L.B. and all the other reforms of the last 15 years.”
There have actually been decades of reforms, going back to the 1954 Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education which ordered school desegration based on the conclusion that the racial performance gap was proof that black schools were not equal to white schools.
If there were no genetic IQ difference between the races, than the decades of failing to close this gap would be a huge national disgrace and something all Americans should be ashamed of. No wonder why leftists, who refuse to believe in racial IQ differences, hate America so much. I believe that leftists would be justified in hating America if the racial gap had nothing to do with genetic difference between the races.
However, there is a huge body of evidence, kept hidden by the left wing media, that (1) IQ is a genetically inherited trait; and (2) genes correlated with higher IQ occur with different frequencies in different races. (There's no need to go into this here because most of my readers are already aware of this, but for those who aren't I recommend The g Factor by Arthur Jensen. I can't help but note that the book is sold at a ridiculously high price in order to ensure that no one reads it. Conspiracy?)
It's interesting how long the mainstream media can deny the obvious. After all, the Occam's Razor response to why the racial gap hasn't closed is because the lower scoring races aren't as smart. It takes a great deal of mental gymnastics to publish article after article about the problem and never even once mention the most obvious explanation.