Charles Murray questions the authority. Notable quote from the deluded journalist who wrote the piece:
In nearly every local system, white students are disproportionately represented, even though most gifted programs explicitly target students with natural talents and aptitude, which are spread evenly across racial groups and social classes.This reminds me of a lecture I attended a few months ago where the speaker was a Stanford sociologist who specializes in inequity. What is astonishing and perhaps even tragic about his presentation (as well as his research) is that it is based on the implicit assumption that natural talents and aptitude are spread evenly across racial groups and social classes. The room was packed to the brim with eager academics hanging on to his every last word, genetics be damned. Western political correctness has uplifted the fantastic notion of equality to unquestionable heights. And then you have academics wasting their time away working on explanations and theories that are all based on a very shaky, almost ridiculous, orthodox premise that they have chosen to accept on faith. I raised my hand and asked the professor if he ever considered the possibility of genetics being a factor in inequality. He looked affronted and muttered back something along the lines of heretability of intelligence is very low (it is not) but it was clear that this was not his area of expertise. His area of expertise was finding non-genetic theories that explain away all kinds of evil gaps.