Heritage Foundation Analyst’s Dissertation: Hispanics Have Lower IQ Than ‘White Natives’

Heritage Foundation Analyst’s Dissertation: Hispanics Have Lower IQ Than Native Whites

The 2009 dissertation of Jason Richwine, a white (I think mentioning that in this context is relevant) (former) senior policy analyst at the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation, claims that Hispanics have a lower IQ than “white natives.”

Richwine concludes that “the low average IQ of Hispanics is effectively permanent” and that “new Hispanic immigrants will have low-IQ children and grandchildren [emphasis mine].”

The Heritage Foundation itself distanced itself from Richwine’s dissertation after the public outrage.

To be fair, I have only read the report from HuffPo. You may read the whole dissertation here. But the gist of it seems to echo debunked theories of race and natural racial hierarchies from the nineteenth century.

Update: Richwine resigned from the Heritage Foundation.

Parallels in Contemporary Germany

In Germany, a similar scandal around concepts of immigration and intelligence was caused in 2010 by Thilo Sarrazin, a politician from the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and  former member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank. Sarrazin’s book Deutschland schafft sich ab (“Germany Is Doing Away With Itself”) linked immigration from Muslim-majority countries to Germany to a collective dumbing down of the population.