Skip to Content

CK McClatchy High School (Google View)

Student science project on race and IQ removed after outrage

An Asian California high school student comparing race and IQ levels for an elite science project, has resulted in fury and outrage and his project being scrapped.

Published: February 11, 2018, 7:27 am

    Read more

    The Sacramento Bee reported on Saturday that the science project, titled “Race and IQ,” was put together by a CK McClatchy High School star student, and displayed in the fair on Monday.

    The Asian student is part of the school’s elite Humanities and International Studies Program.

    For his project, he compared intelligence levels to ascertain whether particular races were intelligent enough for the school’s magnet program to justify the racial disparity present.

    The student’s work linking race with intelligence “has outraged teachers, students and parents at CK McClatchy High School in Sacramento’s Land Park neighbourhood” the newspaper reported..

    “If the average IQs of blacks, Southeast Asians, and Hispanics are lower than the average IQs of non-Hispanic whites and Northeast Asians, then the racial disproportionality in (HISP) is justified,” the hypothesis stated.

    HISP, according to The Bee, is a star program at the school, but the program has reportedly been criticized for its lack of racial and ethnic diversity. The program is made up mostly of white and Asian students.

    The student claimed that certain races like African Americans and Hispanics simply lack the intelligence to handle the program’s academically challenging coursework.

    The project was to be judged by a team of community members as part of the fourth annual Mini Science Fair at the school situated in a mostly Asian neighbourhood.

    To test his proposed theory, the student had unidentified teenagers with different racial backgrounds take an internet IQ test and reportedly found that “the racial disproportionality of HISP is justified”.

    Students, parents and faculty complained and the project was removed from the science fair on Wednesday. Alex Barrios, the spokesman for Sacramento Unified district, said the district was currently investigating the incident.

    “We are looking into the appropriate response to a situation like this,” Barrios told The Bee. “We understand it concerns a lot of people and doesn’t reflect our culture here.”

    The school’s principal Peter Lambert – who is African American – said in an email to parents on Thursday that they were taking the “incident very seriously” and noted that the school strived to “promote and embrace an inclusive environment and way of thinking which excludes any form of discrimination”.

    It was reported that the students of colour were very “upset” with the findings in the science project because it included a bibliography and quotes from five books, one a text from 1904 called “The Essential Kafir” that argued South African blacks were intellectually inferior to whites.

    The term “kaffir” has since evolved into a racial slur in South Africa, but the Arabic word is currently widely used in Africa by Muslims to denote the “unfaithful”.

    In the United States, the notion of intelligence being tied to race gained notoriety in 1994 with the book “The Bell Curve” by Charles Murray.

    In 2013, the director of the Heritage Foundation was forced to resign over his Harvard PhD, in which he argued that American born “Hispanics” were less intelligent than American-born whites, after researching their IQ scores.

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    • They want “diversity” but not the honest truth about Race Realism. The Emperor has no clothes. Everybody knows it, or we’d have no Affirmative Action, and no extra points on SAT scores for low-IQ blacks and browns.

      SacBee said the student is Asian. Good thing, if he were white, the SPLC and ADL would be involved. In any case he should watch his back. I wish him luck in his schooling

    Americas

    Mearsheimer: The collapse of the liberal world order

    The days of liberal hegemony may be numbered. John J. Mearsheimer, one of the most important and influential scholars of international relations in the world and distinguished professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, and one of the most famous exponents of the school of contemporary political realism, which has roots and tradition in Machiavelli and Hobbes, thinks so.

    World’s largest lithium mine will impact on geopolitics

    In Mexico, in the Sonora region, there is the largest lithium mine ever discovered so far in the world. Its probable reserves are estimated at 243,8 million tons and lithium carbonate, the mineral from which it is extracted the metal amounts to 4,5 million tons.

    Cyborg Soldiers 2050: The future of the Pentagon

    According to what has been formalized by the US Army's Combat Capabilities Development Command, the US military will be able to see the first enlistments made up of personnel which are half human and half machine, integrated into their military apparatus within ten years.

    US: Second Amendment Sanctuaries are exploding

    In the rural areas of Virginia, in the United States, citizens are clinging to guns and religion: They have voted overwhelmingly to declare their localities Second Amendment Sanctuaries.

    Culture wars: Pro-Israel supporters versus Groypers

    While the political mainstream in the United States has turned its attention to the impeachment of Donald Trump, something else has been happening from a conservative perspective: an ideological civil war has broken out in the right-wing camp.

    Greta Thunberg mural uses thousands of litres of noxious aerosol paint

    San FranciscoControversy has been following climate activist Greta Thunberg to San Francisco too. The American city is struggling with environmental issues, not the least of which is a human feces crisis on the streets currently plaguing inhabitants and terrible air quality.

    CNN not a source of news but a shameless propaganda outlet

    According to a conservative activist group, CNN has no interest in reporting news. The network is focused solely on anti-conservative propaganda.

    Ukraine-gate: Complaint form revised just days ahead of impeachment proceedings

    WashingtonThere is a strange coincidence regarding the recent whistleblower complaint filed by a CIA officer against President Trump and a revised complaint form.

    Appeal of 500 scientists: ‘There is no climate emergency’

    New YorkMore than 500 scientists have contradicted the thesis of man-made climate change in a letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

    Greta Thunberg lectures global leaders on approaching doomsday

    New YorkIn a long monologue, the young Swede violently attacked world leaders for their inaction against climate change. She also announced a lawsuit against five countries.

    Go to archive