5) Write a workingthesis statementbased on your sources. Seethis example. Working Thesis Statement: textbook.docx Chapter 3 3.2 Race, Cultural Ability, and Intelligence Discriminatory treatment of socially defined "racial" groups i s generally rationalized by the idea that different races are bi
value the British political system or to speak with a British accent.As early as 1911, anthropologist Franz Boas (1911) critiqued the biases inherent in intelligence tests and debunked the myth that "primitive" people were culturally or intellectually inferior to White people. Instead, he emphasized panhuman shared traits and cultural relativity. Yet the argument continues to arise that some races are inherently less capable of full participation in a particular society. In the United States, the form of logical thought that is measured by intelligence tests is a highly valued social skill, and much has been made of the fact that some so-called "races" seem toscore higher on these tests than others. WhenIQ (intelligence quotient), the scores on intelligence tests, are grouped by race, there is a difference of approximately 15 points between the averages of Blacks and Whites on most tests of intellectual skills
commonly used in the United States. In this section, we will look closely atnonbiological factors that may influence this discrepancy in test scores, including differences in education, language, socioeconomic background, motivation, and cultural biases in the tests themselves.The Instability of Test ScoresContrary to popular belief, an individual's IQ score is far from a stable measure of an unchanging trait. In fact, anthropologists, psychologists, and others fail to agree on what even counts as intelligence. Intelligence can include various cognitive abilities: verbal,
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