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Neuroscience, Race, and Intelligence after The Bell Curve

Michael E. Staub

in The Mismeasure of Minds: Debating Race and Intelligence between Brown and The Bell Curve

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643595
eISBN:
9781469643618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643595.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

After the appearance of The Bell Curve and its (however qualified) reintroduction of the science of biological inheritance – including statistical evidence of a persistent gap in IQ and achievement ... More


Policy Context: Test Scores and Life Chances

Charles C. Ragin and Peer C. Fiss

in Intersectional Inequality: Race, Class, Test Scores, and Poverty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226414379
eISBN:
9780226414546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226414546.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Methodology and Statistics

Chapter 2 reviews the Bell Curve debate, focusing on the controversy regarding the impact of test scores on life chances. We focus especially on the competing statistical models and insights offered ... More


What We Don’t Talk about When We Talk about The Bell Curve

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0035
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Charles Murray and Richard Herrnstein’s The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life, a book that explains the variations in intelligence in American ... More


Introduction

Cord Jefferson

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This section contains chapters written in the 1990s, in which the text tackles the scandalous court dramas consuming the nation such as Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky and O. J. Simpson’s ... More


“A Tangle of Pathology”: The Color of Mind Takes a Cultural Turn

Derrick Darby and John L. Rury

in The Color of Mind: Why the Origins of the Achievement Gap Matter for Justice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226525211
eISBN:
9780226525495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525495.003.0006
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter tells the story of how an understanding of the Color of Mind as marking heritable differences between the races evolved into a cultural interpretation of them. This development, which ... More


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