But this raises the question: How great must a gap be to be noticeable?
Is the alleged thirteen-point deficit too small to be visible? Another tack: I reasoned that while I couldn’t judge the country as a whole, half of which is of the middle class (much of it, Americans would say, lower middle-class) and the other a peasantry, I could compare people in professions with which I am familiar: journalism, medicine, general administration (bank clerks, realtors, and such), dentistry, pilots, and computer techs. Newspaper columnists write in grammatical, complex, insightful Spanish, equal to writing in, say, the t.
He was a member of Valhalla and his greatest joy was playing golf. As long as the sun was shining, he was on the first tee, waiting to share time with his friends and maybe even win a few bucks.
When not on the golf course, you could find Bert and Ann Leah, his loving wife of 51 years, at the race track or at a U of L game.
He never missed a sporting event or recital for any of his grandchildren and viewed his family as his greatest legacy.
Karla Mink, 58, died Friday, May6, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
The radio station of the Universidad de Guadalajara is at least as sophisticated culturally as that of American University, which I listened to for years.
Professionals in general seem no less bright than American.
He was President of Kaden Companies, a commercial real estate development, investment and management company.
These are legitimate data, in the sense that they were derived by intelligent people trying to determine the facts. On the other hand, if data contradict each other, or are inconsistent with observation, one may wonder about them. Before going further, a word on the question of IQ.
On one hand, you have the politically correct, who simply repeat unendingly that intelligence doesn’t exist, and any way can’t be measured, and can’t be defined, and is biased, and anyway is a social construct, and so on.
For black Americans, having the ability to code-switch could help you get that promotion, make your case to a judge, or leave a police encounter unscathed.
But changing how you speak isn't always enough to get around racism.