Let's unpack your argument. All human beings are born with equal intelligence and racist teachers are primarily responsible for the black-white IQ gap.
Originally Posted by MistressNomad
The trouble with your argument is that the black-white IQ gap is already fully established by the age of 3, which is long before young children are exposed to environmental influences in school and in broader society.
How can teachers be the cause of a phenomenon which is already well established before kids start school? I'm dying to read the explanation for this.
I could swat these away all day. A report published at NBER addresses the influence of educational environment on student education outcomes:
Unfortunately, it can't make up for differences in educational environment and other factors which I also mentioned, and which is the premise on which you supposedly think the stereotype threat is "debunked."
Families originally living in public housing were assigned housing vouchers by lottery, encouraging moves to neighborhoods with lower poverty rates. Although we had hypothesized that reading and math test scores would be higher among children in families offered vouchers (with larger effects among younger children), the results show no significant effects on test scores for any age group among over 5000 children ages 6 to 20 in 2002 who were assessed four to seven years after randomization. Program impacts on school environments were considerably smaller than impacts on neighborhoods, suggesting that achievement-related benefits from improved neighborhood environments are alone small.
Taking poor kids and their families and putting them in wealthier environments and having the children attend schools which were not resource deficient in any manner, yield squat in terms of student improvement.