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Sun Feb 11, 2018, 01:49 AM

HS Science Fair Project Questioning African American Intelligence Sparks Outrage, Sacramento

- Sacramento Bee, Feb. 10, 2018

Students, parents and staff at C.K. McClatchy High School are upset over a science fair project by a student in its elite magnet program that questioned whether certain races of people lack the intelligence to handle the program's academically challenging coursework. Some of those outraged by the racially charged project say it points to a larger problem: the lack of ethnic diversity in the school's elite HISP program.

The project that started the controversy was titled "Race and IQ." It raised the hypothesis: "If the average IQs of blacks, Southeast Asians, and Hispanics are lower than the average IQs of non-Hispanic whites and Northeast Asians, then the racial disproportionality in (HISP) is justified." The project was put on display with others on Monday afternoon to be judged by a team of community members as part of the fourth annual Mini Science Fair. It was removed Wednesday morning after students, parents and staff complained. The science fair was open to students and parents.

The controversial project also included a bibliography and quotes from five books, one a text from 1904 called "The Essential Kafir" that argued South African blacks were intellectually inferior to whites. The term "kaffir" has since evolved into a racial slur in South Africa, where it is sometimes referred to as the "k-word." "I think a lot of people, especially of color, are really hurt and upset by this," said Chrysanthe Vidal, a senior in the HISP program." She said the student who prepared the report has a history of making racist remarks in class. He is described by peers as a boy of Asian descent and a participant in the accelerated Humanities and International Studies program, or HISP. The Sacramento Bee did not speak to the student and is not identifying the minor.

The HISP program is designed to promote cultural awareness and sensitivity. Often, it includes alternative viewpoints on history. For example, one HISP student said that while learning about Christopher Columbus, students also learned about “the Indian genocide” and the perspective of Native Americans on white settlers.
The program currently has 508 students enrolled, including 12 African American students, 80 Hispanic students and 104 who are Asian, according to data provided by the district. “We’ve clearly not progressed as much as the students want to think we have,” said one freshman in HISP. “It’s just kind of shocking to think someone could enter into that program knowing that is what we are learning about and being so closed-minded.”
The idea of race being tied to intelligence has a long and controversial history and is considered fringe. It is associated with other ideas including eugenics – often euphemistically referred to as “human biodiversity” in recent years – that attempt to tie racial superiority to science.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article199440204.html#storylink=cpy
Read More: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/high-school-science-fair-project-questioning-african-american-intelligence-sparks-outrage/ar-BBIXpgm

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 02:07 AM

1. This same bs resurfaces every generation or so from a new a-hole who thinks he...

and people like him are superior.

This one includes non-Hispanic whites and Northeast Asians as the allegedly superior intellects.

Hell, all that has to done to disprove this bullshit is to look at the lying dumb asses occupying the White House.

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Sun Feb 11, 2018, 03:28 AM

2. Fucking hell

If your references are from 1904 I think you might have a clue you are reaching for something. Appalling that any adults were going to let this project be up at all.


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Sun Feb 11, 2018, 03:19 PM

3. It's fashionable to be racist now that Trump's in office

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