31,539 white test takers,
ratio of 14.4475:1
At the 50th white percentile, the ratio was
16,770 white test takers
300 black test takers
ratio of 55.9:1
At the 84th percentile, the ratio was
4,367 white test takers
51 black test takers
ratio of 85.62:1
At the 95th percentile, the ratio was
1,577 white test takers
11 black test takers
ratio of 143.36:1
A ratio of 14.5 to 1 for those sitting for the LSAT ends up growing to 143:1 for those who score in the top 5%.
That's not meaningful to you? A 143 to 1 ratio is just discarded as an Inconvenient Truth.
So tell me, what invisible force has stopped evolutionary processes from taking place above the neck considering that the human species has occupied many thousands of micro-environments over tens of thousands of years which have produced untold variation on a number of human metrics. What stopped mutation, drift and selection from working?
Obama is a helluva smart than most of the people in the world. How many people can graduate from Harvard Law, become a senator, then a president?
Seriously, even the far-rightists have to admit Obama's very smart, smarter than most of the people on Earth. He made many tough decisions, etc...
Also, why's the title "Are you smarter than The Obama?"
The Obama? That's a very disrespectful term for your POTUS
The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that things are not mended again. - Alan Paton
Bach is the beginning and end of all music - Max Reger
It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It's us. Only us - Rorschach
Well, here's one pretty strong contender.
Stereotype threat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The affect of ones own thinking about their potential performance is absolutely huge when it comes to their actual performance.
Testing environments that attempt to erase the stereotype threat see a near-complete closure of testing score gaps.
There may also be other contributing factors, such as the types of districts minorities are likely to have access to, higher lead levels and other contaminates in their environment, etc.
But it's fairly clear that black people are not genetically less intelligent. Psychological expectation is much stronger than we give it credit for.
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Obama is clearly a very well-read individual who knows a lot about the law, history, etc etc.
Anyone who doubts Obama's intelligence is just being silly, jealous, or pathetically partisan.
And btw, Bush got into Yale as a legacy.....unlike Obama who had to earn & work his way in to Harvard.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Einstein couldn't spell or tie his shoes, for instance. A "lack of common sense" in the super intelligent is so common its cliche.
Intelligence expresses itself in so many ways, simply a different environment can make the difference between success and failure for two people with identical IQ scores.
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion