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Your argument has validity sure enough, but just understand where Im coming from when I mean intelligence. I'm not arguing for or against standardized testing as a meausre of intelligence. Im arguing their applicability outside of the culture/ race/ ethnicity for which their best suited. Thats where I raised the point of the naitve American IQ tests. You just rashly asserted that knowing which side of a tree moss grows on has no basis in intelligence. Im saying that to you it doesn't, but to a Native American whose lifestyle depends on this certain type of knowledge (and im by no measn asserting that this is the case with every Native, this is simply for example's sake) this sort of information is reletive, much less applicable. How mind you does this relate to the thread topic? Im arguing that the cross examination between cultures and ethnicties with a standardized test for one specifig group (Which SAT's and IQ tests are for uppder middle class to well off people) is a poor judgement on whether or not one group is "smarter then another" Alleskier was correct with her example of the ghetto kid. His lifestyle is very much different then that of you or I... im assuming you don't live in the ghetto... but he deserves the same right to higher education, its difficult though when the test which detirmines it is geared to someone like you or I.
how is a test that says white people are more intelligent than black people retarded. its what the tests showed. there is no arguing it. the test didn't say that whites are smarter than blacks because they are white, just that they ON AVERAGE scored higher on standarized tests and by that the study indicated that whites were indeed ON AVERAGE smarter.
It's all about the opurtunities you are given and what you choose to do with them and make of yourself. the black culture has fucked itself over in general in this sense. Not saying that white people aren't stupid, we have a problem with whites associating with the "hick" genre at my school, and these kids are all about trucks and mudding and getting inebriated and showin up to school late.
i guess this is true in everything. but goddamn, i'm kinda lost. i hope my point comes across.