New Brunswick, New Jersey
This is the second of a three-part counter-response to a response to a WSJ editorial that the author of the counter-responses co-authored. All the links are there or in the links themselves if you want to get up to speed.
But I think Dr. Jussim is wasting his time debating over the stereotype threat.
That’s because the stereotype threat not only does not exist, it can’t possibly exist and never could have existed in the climate of the almost century since the Boasian Revolution.
I’ll net it all out for you: Stereotype threat means that blacks don’t do that well on tests because they have been told that they are innately intellectually inferior, therefore, they don’t bother trying. (Which begs the question: Why do they even bother taking the test?)
That’s easy to refute: When in the conscious lifetimes of everyone reading these words have blacks officially been instructed that they are innately intellectually inferior? One actually has to go looking for social science research in the racial differences in IQ; the librarians hide it well, and that’s if you can get past the psychological firewall installed against our curiosity; you know, six million and gas chambers and all that jazz.
In reality, blacks are instructed to think that if they don’t do as well on tests as whites, it’s because there’s something wrong with the tests, and that’s of course an excuse that is very easy for them to believe.