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Pureracket
Jan 26th, 2012, 06:26 PM
There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy.

The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario. Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies (http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/SIG=12vja95cd/EXP=1328815481/**http%3A//www.livescience.com/16746-conservatives-disgust-political-views.html), the study found. Those ideologies, in turn, stress hierarchy and resistance to change, attitudes that can contribute to prejudice, Hodson wrote in an email to LiveScience.

"Prejudice is extremely complex and multifaceted, making it critical that any factors contributing to bias (http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/SIG=1300mngtt/EXP=1328815481/**http%3A//www.livescience.com/8189-individuals-rare-disorder-racial-biases.html) are uncovered and understood," he said.


Read more @: http://news.yahoo.com/low-iq-conservative-beliefs-linked-prejudice-180403506.html

miffedmax
Jan 26th, 2012, 06:42 PM
This is why I fucking hate all stupid, conservative people. :p

Sammo
Jan 26th, 2012, 06:49 PM
Not surprised :lol:

égalité
Jan 26th, 2012, 07:30 PM
And mommy was shock!
http://www.lgbtmassvacation.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/margaret-cho_mainjpg.jpg

pov
Jan 26th, 2012, 07:55 PM
:facepalm: More dumb opinions by some tweaked people who have jobs doing "research." Everyone has prejudices. Period.

RVD
Jan 26th, 2012, 07:56 PM
...and unfortunately, there's a butt-load of dumb American voters casting ballots who support their fellow comrade-dummies.

Bush; Bush 'The Sequel'; and the Tea Party, anyone?

Aside...
If this study was funded using my tax dollars to yet again, conclude something that is universally obvious and evident to the more sane & lucid of us Americans, I'm gonna grab my RVD-Ripper and go hunt'n.

wta_zuperfann
Jan 26th, 2012, 08:35 PM
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No surprise!

moby
Jan 26th, 2012, 08:52 PM
:facepalm: More dumb opinions by some tweaked people who have jobs doing "research." Everyone has prejudices. Period.Yeah, the difference is that smart people are not proud of them.

LeRoy.
Jan 26th, 2012, 09:23 PM
^^ Those IQ numbers by country have been proven false.

Sammo
Jan 26th, 2012, 10:00 PM
So my IQ, at 106, is the most common one? Meh, IQ doesn't earn you a salary, ambition and drive do :devil:

JJ Expres
Jan 26th, 2012, 10:34 PM
how do you know your score? and what kind of test have you done?

Sean.
Jan 26th, 2012, 11:10 PM
Regardless of intelligence, they're still entitled to their opinion.

^ Not that I agree with them.

ranfurly
Jan 26th, 2012, 11:28 PM
My Eyes have seen the glory of the trampling at the zoo...

We're taking down the zog machine....

JN
Jan 27th, 2012, 02:02 PM
^^ Those IQ numbers by country have been proven false.

He's just trying to deflect from his own low IQ.

miffedmax
Jan 27th, 2012, 02:34 PM
Then, Africa and Haiti must be very conservative.

Average IQ by nation:

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/196/aiq.png

IQ correlation by race:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/37/RaceIQ-mockup-SVG_2.png

The sad irony is that he didn't notice the article does not link being conservative with having a low IQ.

It linked having a low IQ and being a conservative to being prejudiced, which implies that intelligent conservatives are presumably no more prejudiced than stupid liberals, average moderates, etc.

Sammo
Jan 27th, 2012, 03:55 PM
how do you know your score? and what kind of test have you done?

I made 2 or 3 a couple of years ago and that was the average of them :shrug: Still who cares, it's average.

The Witch-king
Jan 27th, 2012, 04:49 PM
The sad irony is that he didn't notice the article does not link being conservative with having a low IQ.

It linked having a low IQ and being a conservative to being prejudiced, which implies that intelligent conservatives are presumably no more prejudiced than stupid liberals, average moderates, etc.
:lol: Now why would anyone actually read the article:confused:

The Witch-king
Jan 27th, 2012, 04:55 PM
Then, Africa and Haiti must be very conservative.

Average IQ by nation:

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/196/aiq.png

IQ correlation by race:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/37/RaceIQ-mockup-SVG_2.png

lmao why would you post that :o