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Rageh Omah's programme about race and intelligence

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MaggieBruja Mon 26-Oct-09 21:05:25

anybody going to watch it?

ruddynorah Mon 26-Oct-09 21:06:04


supersalstrawberry Mon 26-Oct-09 21:06:52

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MaggieBruja Mon 26-Oct-09 21:09:19

Now on channel 4

supersalstrawberry Mon 26-Oct-09 21:11:50

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georgiemum Mon 26-Oct-09 21:11:56

I hope someone is there to explain how the IQ tests work. I remember learning about them in Psychology at uni (in the 1980s) about how they were weighted towards while, male middle-class euro/north americans.

I did an IQ test and it came out quite high. Ha! It counts for absolutely nothing!

MORgueOSKY Mon 26-Oct-09 21:12:44

We are watching it now. on C4 started at 9pm

benjysmum Mon 26-Oct-09 21:14:10

more info please. what time and where?

Wonderstuff Mon 26-Oct-09 21:15:01

I started laughing at how ridiculous Richard Lin was, then realised how deeply unfunny and hidious it was. Aborigines with an average IQ of 75 ffs.
Interesting article in Times2 today by Tony Buzan on IQ

MORgueOSKY Mon 26-Oct-09 21:15:05

I was just thinking the same georgiemum

benjysmum Mon 26-Oct-09 21:15:56

seen. sorry.

MORgueOSKY Mon 26-Oct-09 21:16:48

Will look that up wonderstuff, I can remember doing IQ tests at primary school.

LeonieBooCreepy Mon 26-Oct-09 21:18:05

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MaggieBruja Mon 26-Oct-09 21:18:22

That richard lin, if I understood correctly, did he say he only tested 30 to 40 people of each race?!

I wonder what efforts if any RL made to test a wide cross section of each race's people...

Wonderstuff Mon 26-Oct-09 21:18:35

MORgueOSKY Mon 26-Oct-09 21:21:47


LeonieBooCreepy Mon 26-Oct-09 21:29:27

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benjysmum Mon 26-Oct-09 21:36:57

I know "morons, imbeciles and idiots" as actual categories of people had me ROtFL.

bodycolder Mon 26-Oct-09 21:40:12

very interesting.

Wonderstuff Mon 26-Oct-09 21:51:13

How stupid is this guy?

Wonderstuff Mon 26-Oct-09 21:57:07

Seems quite conclusive.

MaggieBruja Mon 26-Oct-09 22:05:46

Benjysmum, yes that seemed like some black and white harry enfield sketch.

benjysmum Mon 26-Oct-09 22:20:12

That was actually quite thought provoking although I'm not sure it told us anything really new about race and educational achievement. The bit about having "a middle class mentality" made me think though.

Wonderstuff Mon 26-Oct-09 22:27:31

I thought the last guy, talking about how IQ scores have increased over time and what exactly they measured was interesting.

I have always felt that middle class aspirations are key, school league tables are a really good indicator of what sort of neighbourhood a school serves.

LeonieBooCreepy Mon 26-Oct-09 22:52:58

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