Thesis claiming Hispanics have lower IQs stokes outrage at Harvard
- Students at Harvard delivered a petition with 1,200 signatures to the university's John F. Kennedy School of Government on Saturday demanding that the school investigate the 2009 approval of Jason Richwine's doctoral thesis, which argued that Hispanics have lower IQs.
- Outrage rose over the thesis after it surfaced during The Washington Post's reporting of a recent study by the conservative Heritage Foundation, co-authored by Richwine, that claimed immigration reform cost the U.S. $6.3 trillion.
- Richwine, who resigned from the Heritage Foundation as a result, has since called the students' anger "worrisome and shameful," and JFK School Dean David Ellwood and Standing Committee on Public Policy Chairman George Borjas are both standing by Richwine's work.
From the article:
... “Today’s immigrants are not as intelligent on average as white natives,’’ Richwine wrote in the thesis. “The IQ difference between the two groups is large enough to have substantial negative effects on the economy and on American society.” ...
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