And it’s not a gap between black and whites. No, it’s a gap between rich and poor. As reported by the NY Times:
Now, in analyses of long-term data published in recent months, researchers are finding that while the achievement gap between white and black students has narrowed significantly over the past few decades, the gap between rich and poor students has grown substantially during the same period.
As you should know if you follow HBD blogs, we suspect that the “gap” between blacks and whites has narrowed because it’s not being measured properly. For example, instead of using standard deviations to measure the distance they use raw test scores, and the appearance of a narrowing gap can be created by making the tests easier. As well as downright cheating by schools in black neighborhoods.
Now to understand the rising gap between high income and low income students, you need to know what they mean by high income and low income. The studies are defining this as students in the top 10% of income and the bottom 10% of income. So the 80% of students in the middle are being excluded.
The rise in this gap makes perfect sense when you consider the increasing IQ stratification of society. If you’re in the bottom 10% of family income, it means you’re pretty stupid, especially if you have children. (People from good social background are often in the bottom 10% of family income when they are young and in college, but they pass through that phase of life without having any children who are in school.) It makes sense that the top 10% would have an average IQ of 113, and the bottom 10% would have an average IQ of 83. That’s a two standard deviation difference, which is twice as large as the black/white difference. The ironic result of a meritocratic society is that the poor are a lot stupider and represent the genetic garbage of society.