Date: Tue, 21 Feb 1995 11:59:41 -0500
Sender: African-American Research <>
Subject: Deconstructing the Bell Curve

Bell Curve literature

21 February, 1995

Someone was looking for literature to challenge the Bell Curve propaganda from an Afrocentric perspective. I came across a study by Scarr & Weinberg (1976) entitled "IQ test performance of black children adopted by white families" published in the American Psychologist, Vol 3. A summary of the study stated that their results showed that their sample of black children raised by white families with above-average SES had an average IQ score of 106 which is above the general population average. This study supports the idea that the very concept of intelligence is highly culture-bound and may assist someone trying to assert an argument against racist theories of innate intelligence.