October 5 - October 5, 2010 Language, Communication, Race...

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October 5, 2010 Language, Communication, Race Kevin Cokley – Psychology of race and racism Psychology has a history that has perpetuated scientific racism Particularly around the theme of Black people being less intelligent because of genetic differences Cyril Burt, British psychologist Argued that intelligence is 80% inherited and that environment has little effect Princeton psychologist uncovered evidence that Cyril changed or invented his raw data Arthur Jensen, Berkley psychologist “How much can we boost IQ and scholastic achievement?” Goal was to discredit social programs designed to help disadvantaged children for learning opportunities No amount of social programs will help disadvantaged kids with less intelligence. William Shockley – Nobel prize winner Suggested that Black people with an IQ below 100 be given money if they would voluntarily be sterilized Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray Wrote “The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life” Argued that there are racial differences in intelligence Argued that intelligence predicts income, crime, unwanted pregnancy better than socioeconomic status. These claims perpetuate racial tensions J. Phillipe Rushton Funded by Pioneer Fund
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Tried to prove that the bigger one’s brain, the smaller one’s genitals Old Fashioned Racism
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2010 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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