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Black Americans on environmental causes of the race IQ-gap

by James Flynn

IN 2008, African Americans face a mainstream white culture which
tells them they have “worse” genes for IQ than white Americans – and
that “irresponsible” sexual behaviour dooms well over half of their
children to live in single-parent homes and poverty. In other words,
black Americans hear that their current position is their own fault.

This is obviously shocking. But arguably it is worse not to face up to
any substance there may be behind the stereotypes, and not talk about
it and the implications for the black community. For the past 30 years
or so, intelligence tests such as the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for
Children have shown an average gap of 15 IQ points between black and
white Americans. And according to government censuses, some 63 per
cent of black American children will grow up in a family with just one
parent, normally a black woman.

Searching for environmental rather than genetic explanations to
account for the IQ gap or for the prevalence of single-parent
familieshas long been out of favour, which tends to leave liberal
biologists and geneticists in a quandary. As a political scientist and
statistician (not to mention long-term liberal), I understand the
dilemma. But I also believe that the only way to defend black
Americans is to discuss things that are non-discussable.
To give an environmental explanation of the 15 IQ points that separate
black and white, I believe we must show that the environments in which
black children are raised are on average less cognitively demanding
than those of most other ethnic groups. This seems to imply unwelcome
things about black parenting and youth culture.

And to explain the stereotype of “irresponsible” procreation among
black people, we must analyse the black marriage market. Look closely
and a bleak picture of black American men emerges. You also notice
something significant: white men are reluctant to marry black women.
In this context Barack Obama may well tell black men that “any fool
can have a child. It’s the courage to raise one that makes you a
father”, but this is blind to the social reality.

Government statistics show that at birth there are 104 black boys for
every 100 girls. Between ages 25 and 45, six more men than women are
dead, leaving 98 men for every 100 women. Of these 98 men, nine are in
jail, eight are missing and 21 are employed less than half-time. That
leaves 60 “promising” black men – men who are alive, employed and not
convicted felons. Also consider that promising black men living with a
non-black partner outnumber white men with a black partner by three.
That leaves only 57 black men for every 100 women in a position to be
a permanent partner.

Out of 100 black women, 43 face the choice of either having a child by
a black man who is unlikely to settle down with them or going
childless. There was great sympathy for Russian women after the second
world war, when only 70 men survived for every 100 women. The state
recognised that many women would become single parents and provided
generous aid. Where is the sympathy for black American women? In 1900,
faced with a dearth of Irish American men who were sober, non-violent
and employed, half of all Irish women simply married out of their
community. Black women, however, are effectively trapped because so
few white men marry them and stay with them: only 2 per cent of black
women are raising a child with a white man today.

The fact that many promising black men marry white women only worsens
their plight. And remember, what Russian women faced for a single
generation, black women face decade after decade. But still this does
not fully explain their situation. By the age of 19, 26 per cent of
black women are single mothers compared with only 11 per cent of white
women. What is going on? Try this much overlooked fact: 34 per cent of
Hispanic American women give birth by the age of 19 and yet far fewer
Hispanic women then black women are raising a child without a
permanent partner. Why? Are Hispanic men simply more willing to marry
their partners? In fact, Hispanic women enjoy a far more favourable
marriage market, thanks to a huge illegal immigration of highly
motivated males. For every 100 Hispanic women, there are 96 Hispanic
males who are promising spouses, higher even than the 86 for whites.

The crucial thing is whether men operate in a seller’s or a buyer’s
market. As usual, market analysis oversimplifies, but it isolates an
important “exchange”: women provide sex and men “pay”, ideally by
helping to supportchildren. When viable men are scarce, they can get
sex without paying a high price. On the other hand, women who want
children must provide sex and hope for a husband, rather than being
able to expect one. A Hispanic woman is in an entirely different
position. Promising Hispanic men who want children could not all have
them if they refuse to marry the one-third of Hispanic women who at 18
already have a child.

The attitudes of men and women of various racial groups towards
marriage do differ, but they are a function less of social values than
of the state of the marriage market. The Hispanic market is the best
for women and the worst for men, and they are the only group in which
more men than women have a positive attitude towards marriage – 93 per
cent of men compared with 85 per cent of women. The black marriage
market is the worst for women and the best for men, so the reverse is
true: 82 per cent of women feel positive toward marriage compared with
79 per cent of men. Figures for the white marriage market fall in
between, with the sexes near-identical at 88 per cent of men feeling
positive toward marriage and 89 per cent of women.

Most women from whatever background want children within a stable
relationship. Compared with white women, an extra 7 per cent of black
women have given up hope of one. Tragic, but is it not more tragic
that so many other black women are unrealistically optimistic about
marriage? After all, there are 86 promising white men waiting for the
89 white women, but only 57 promising black men for the 82 black
women. Some of those black men do not want marriage. Your chances may
be better than 50:50, but not much.

We can see what black women face, but what of black men? No one
believes those who are dead, missing or in jail are in a position to
support a family, but why is it such a large number? At the age of 45,
only 11 per cent of white men are no longer “functional” – that is,
dead, in prison or missing. An extra 9 per cent of black men are dead,
an extra 8 per cent are missing, and an extra 4 per cent are in
prison, a total of 32 per cent. The extra death rate among black
American men is greater than the US infantry in the second world war,
while the missing are so alienated that they only show up on death
certificates. Brevity entails leaving the reader to assess whether
black men are entirely responsible through the wicked exercise of free
will or whether there are immensely complex social, economic and
political forces at work.

Now to that vexed IQ question. Over the past 30 years, black Americans
have gained 5 IQ points on whites, evidence that scores in such tests
are not set in genetic stone. It has also emerged that they steadily
lose ground on white people with age. At just 10 months old, the
average score is only one point behind; by the age of 4, it is 4.6
points behind, and by the age of 24, the gap is 16.6 points. This
could be due to genes, but the steady rate after the age of 4 (about
0.6 IQ points lost every year) suggests otherwise, since genetically
driven differences such as height differences between males and
females tend to kick in at a certain age.

There is a strong case that black Americans suffer from a series of
disadvantageous environments. Studies show time and again that before
they go to school, black children are on average exposed to a smaller
vocabulary than white children, in part due to socioeconomic factors.
While children from professional households typically hear a total of
2150 different words, children from working class households hear
1250, and children from households on welfare just 620. Black children
are obviously not to blame for their poor socio-economic status, but
something beyond economic status is at work in black homes. Child
psychologists posit, for example, that many black people have not
signed up for the “great mission” of the white middle class – the
constant quest to stimulate intellectual growth and get their child
into Harvard or Oxbridge. Rather than a “hothouse” approach, they
favour a “natural growth” view: give a child food and love, and all
will be well.

Elsie Moore of Arizona State University, Phoenix, studied black
children adopted by either black or white parents, all of whom were
middle-class professionals. By the age of 7.5 years, those in black
homes were 13 IQ points behind those being raised in the white homes.
Eventually, children exchange parents for peers as their dominant
cognitive environment. Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of
Sociology at Harvard University, argues that while many black males
know education is valuable, they cannot resist the lure of black
teenage subculture. Dressing sharply, sexual conquests, hanging out,
drugs, hip-hop and atypical speech all crowd out more cognitively
demanding pursuits. After 18 there is no problem finding signs of a
disadvantageous environment. More black men go to jail than to
university, while black women are three times as likely to become
single mothers, often cognitively isolated in the sense that there is
no constant interaction with another adult.

Let’s consider just one other bit of evidence. The environment for
black people in the US may look bleak but there is one group of black
Americans whose children were raised elsewhere. After the second world
war, white and black soldiers of the American occupation force in
Germany fathered children. By the ages of between 6 and 13, tests
showed that the children’s IQs were broadly similar, though this does
not settle the debate: the numbers are too small, and there was a
mental test to qualify for the army so the soldiers were not a random
sample.

However, one thing that did not exist in Germany was a black
subculture – and the effect of this seems to be highly significant.
One of the strongest arguments against intellectual parity across
races is that the IQ deficit of black people rises as the cognitive
complexity of a task increases. Yet in Germany, that pattern simply
disappeared. In America, despite recent IQ gains on white people, the
pattern is still robust, and black people remain much worse at solving
complex problems.

I believe that America, however, has been reluctant to really examine
the cause of the racial IQ gap or the factors that create the black
marriage market, let alone come up with credible plan to deal with it.
Perhaps those who strongly object to my views will show how American
society can be affecting black IQ without doing something extremely
tough and unpleasant to the immediate environment black children
experience.

Shouts about class will not do, nor will claims of test bias or
stereotyping. America will have to address all the aspects of black
experience that are disadvantageous, beginning with the regeneration
of inner city neighborhoods and their schools. A resident police
office and teacher in every apartment block would be a good start.
Only heresy can give an environmental explanation of the black IQ
deficit. To run away from debate is like unilateral disarmament: it
leaves the enemy in possession of the field.

Rank Country IQ estimate Rank Country IQ estimate Rank Country IQ estimate African American 85
1 Hong Kong 107 28 Russia 96 55 Fiji 84
2 South Korea 106 29 Slovakia 96 56 Iran 84
3 Japan 105 30 Uruguay 96 57 Marshall Islands 84
4 Taiwan 104 31 Portugal 95 58 Puerto Rico 84
5 Singapore 103 32 Slovenia 95 59 Egypt 83
6 Austria 102 33 Israel 94 60 India 81
7 Germany 102 34 Romania 94 61 Ecuador 80
8 Italy 102 35 Bulgaria 93 62 Guatemala 79
9 Netherlands 102 36 Ireland 93 63 Barbados 78
10 Sweden 101 37 Greece 92 64 Nepal 78
11 Switzerland 101 38 Malaysia 92 65 Qatar 78
12 Belgium 100 39 Thailand 91 66 Zambia 77
13 China (PRC) 100 40 Croatia 90 67 Republic of the Congo 73

14 New Zealand 100 41 Peru 90 68 Uganda 73
15 United Kingdom 100 42 Turkey 90 69 Jamaica 72
16 Hungary 99 43 Indonesia 89 70 Kenya 72
17 Poland 99 44 Suriname 89 71 South Africa 72
18 Spain 99 45 Colombia 89 72 Sudan 72
19 Australia 98 46 Brazil 87 73 Tanzania 72
20 Denmark 98 47 Iraq 87 74 Ghana 71
21 France 98 48 Mexico 87 75 Nigeria 67
22 Norway 98 49 Samoa 87 76 Guinea 66
23 United States 98 50 Tonga 87 77 Zimbabwe 66
24 Canada 97 51 Lebanon 86 78 Congo 65
25 Czech Republic 97 52 Philippines 86 79 Sierra Leone 64
26 Finland 97 53 Cuba 85 80 Ethiopia 63
27 Argentina 96 54 Morocco 85 81 Equatorial Guinea 59

African American 85

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Banking in the Economic Community of Eight Southern States (ECESS) or Black American Homeland

Banking In The African American Homeland

Banks can create new money when they make a loan. New loans throughout the banking system generate new deposits elsewhere in the system. The money supply is usually increased by the act of lending, and reduced when loans are repaid faster than new ones are generated. In the United States between 1997 and 2007, there was a big increase in the money supply, largely caused by much more bank lending, which served to push up property prices and increase private debt.If all the banks increase their lending together, then they can expect new deposits to return to them and the amount of money in the economy will increase. Excessive or risky lending can cause borrowers to default, the banks then become more cautious, so there is less lending and therefore less money so that the economy can go from boom to bust.

In 2012 there were 21 Black American owned banks with a total bank deposit of 5 billion dollars. However, Black American bank deposit holders have over 500 to 800 billion dollars in thousands of other banks throughout the country. None the less this 500 billion dollars is not being circulated in the Black Community. A dollar capital into a bank can result in ten dollars of loans to Black owned businesses, Black families and other Black Institutions, a multiplier effect that can ultimately lead to a faster rate of economic growth.

Because the Banks are Chartered in the 8 State Southern Region, the Banking Institution main purpose is to invest in the communities of those States, it is in their best interest. If not these Banks could lose their Charter, be replace or bought out by another Black owned Bank that will invest or give loans to Black owned businesses, Black Families and Black owned Institutions in the 8 State Southern Region.

To Start, All 8 State Government Institutions and agencies, County Government and departments, and City Government will have their budgets, 300 billion dollars deposited into State Chartered African American owned Bank Institution. This will be follow by large State Chartered Corporations and medium size business, large private Institutions such as private universities, colleges, Churches, small businesses, finally individuals and families.

The small island nation or commonwealth of Puerto Rico has six banks with a total capitalization of 50 billion dollars. Black American per capita income is almost twice Puerto Rico’s per capita income. If you include Puerto Ricans in New York And New Jersey, Black Americans have 10 times the population.

Economic Community of Eight Southern States, AKA Black American Homeland

Economic Community of Eight Southern States (ECESS) is a regional grouping of 8 Southern States, founded 2013, headquarter in Birmingham, Alabama. Its mission is to promote Economic and Political cooperation across the 8 State Southern Region.

The President of the Economic Community of Eight Southern States are Governors that are selected by the 8 Governors of the 8 State Southern region and serve an one year term on a rotational position.

The Chairman of the Commission of the Economic Community of Eight Southern States is selected by the 16 United State Senators of the 8 State Southern region, that serve a 4 year term. The Chairman is a full time representative of the Economic Community of Eight Southern States and is responsible for day to day administration. The Chairman is usually a former Governor, United State Senator, Congressman or CEO of a major Corporation.

The Chairman is the head of a Commission that are divided into 12 Commissioner departments held by United State Senators.

The Assembly is a representative body held by congressmen of the 8 State Southern region. The Assembly has several basic functions. 1)set policies for the Economic Community of Eight Southern States 2)decide on what action to take after consideration of reports and recommendations from the Commission. 3)monitor the implementation of policies and decisions of the Economic Community as well ensure compliance by all member States. 4)create a budget for the Economic Community

The Economic Community of Eight Southern State will be requesting membership to the African Union (AU), therefore we can build trade, political, economic, educational, cultural, social and tourism relations with African countries on a government level.

The Economic Community of Eight Southern States will serve as a counter balance to defend the integrity of member States from opposition or influence from larger adjacent States such as Texas, Florida and Virginia.

 

How Can Black Americans Gain Political, Economic and Government Powers?

How can Black Americans gain Political, Economic and Government Powers in the United States of America? My quest for this answer has become almost an obsession, as I fumbled from country to country seeking direction for the last 20 years. Each Country that I have visited or read about have pros and cons, I would hope that I can use my experience in what I have observed and vision to build an sustainable Black American Regional community.

First of all, Black Americans are knocking hard on the door of Political Power in the United States of America so much so that the hinges are just about to fall off and the opposing powers are doing all they can to connive, deceive and take peoples rights away. They spend billions of dollars on Think Tanks and planning into the night to be sure that they stay in power.

The opposing powers are advocating for less government, don’t let them fool you. When you have all of the Political and Government powers, less government is needed, hence you don’t have to share power with anyone else.

How can African Americans gain Political, Economic, and Government power in the United States of America? With a population of 46 million Black Americans we don’t have the numbers to take over the federal government of the United States, however the State is the next most powerful government Institution in the United States of America, we do have the numbers to take over at least 8 States.

After years of careful study and considerations, I picked 8 States in the South because of obvious reasons, in which I don’t have time to describe here. Those 8 States are North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee.

I left out my beloved Virginia, where I was born and raised and Florida, because we Black Americans don’t have the population to sustain super majorities (80/20) model in those states. The fact that I left out Virginia is a good example of thorough thoughts I put into this vision.

You asked, how do we acquire control of these 8 Southern States?

As you know in politics, the candidate with the most votes win the election. Therefore, I proposed we make a modern day mass migration back to the 8 Southern States There are under 30,000,000 White folks living in the 8 State Southern region. There are 11,500,000 African American in the same region. The White race in the region are much older and their numbers are declining rapidly.

To make a simple majority, we have to move additional 20,000,000 African Americans into the region. to have a Super Majority we have to move 25,000,000 additional African Americans into the region.

The great mass migration will come in three or four stages. The most important stage is the First stage. Using the 2012 us census and 2004, 2008, 2012 election results, I calculated we need 6 million additional Black American eligible voters/migrant in the first stage, spread out into every County, especially the rural counties in the 8 State Southern Region. We don’t need children or adults who can’t vote in the first stage, unless you are volunteering your time or just want to be part of history.

To take control of the Economics and Politics of the 8 Southern States, every County large or small, every small Town, every community, every neighborhood, doesn’t matter how rich, middle class or poor must feel the presence of the African American mass migration. There should be absolutely, no White Oasis, there should be no preservation of all White towns, communities or neighborhoods, no predominately public or private white schools, no where in the 8 State Southern Region. If all the African Americans are migrating to one part of the State or one half of the State then the whites will just move to the part of the State where there are no or less Black Americans. Our Goal is to encouraged the Whites to move out of the 8 state Southern region.

This will have a profound effect, first of all things will get worst before things get better. This would cause a major migration of 75% of the White population out of the region, (White Flight). It has been demonstrated thousands of times through-out American history, that once the Black population reach a certain percentage of the local population, the white population will begin to move out in masses, this time out of the 8 State Southern Region. Firstly fear of increase crime, but mostly fear of lower property value.

I go into further details of the African American Homeland in Revolution I and Revolution II. www.africanamericanhomeland.com Black Mecca, Black Power, Black South, Black Political Party, Black American Agenda, Black American Enterprise, Black Economics, The African American South

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