Friday, May 10, 2013

Heritage Foundation Immigration Author Under Fire

“There are real differences between groups, not just trivial ones that we happen to notice more than we should,” he went on to say. “Race is different in all sorts of ways and probably the most important way is in IQ.”

By Sara Murray and Neil King Jr., Washington Wire, Wall Street Journal
May 8, 2013

It’s not just the Heritage Foundation’s research that’s controversial.

The conservative think tank earlier this week published a study – denounced by other conservatives – that concluded legalizing 11 million immigrants would end up costing taxpayers $6.3 trillion. By Wednesday the scrutiny had shifted to one of the report’s coauthors, Jason Richwine.

Mr. Richwine, who was hired as a senior policy analyst at the think tank last year, graduated from Harvard University with a Ph.D. in 2009. In his Harvard dissertation he asserted there were persistent differences between the average IQ of white Americans and that of immigrants. The relative IQs of different immigrant groups, he argued, should be weighed when determining who should be allowed permanent entry into the U.S. [...]

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Author of Heritage Immigration Report Quits

By Neil King Jr. and Sara Murray, Washington wire, Wall Street Journal
May 10, 2013