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The Infamous, 40-Year Tuskegee Study - HISTORY
I must admit that at times I found his obsession with the problems associated with actually measuring Intelligence to distinguish between smart and dumb a bit excessive. Especially as he makes no effort to suggest improvements. After all anyone who had ever used the outcome of an IQ test as part of an assessment of an individual. Has learned from experience that an IQ test can only give an inkling of the precise mental capacity of an individual. As a school child I was IQ tested in both Afrikaans and English as I was considered bilingual. In retrospect I can only think it was part of a PhD study to standardize IQ tests in Afrikaans. That original Afrikaans IQ questionaire version was a total disaster due to poor phrasing. My Afrikaans IQ was apparently about 50 points lower than my English IQ! Given this background I wonder at the effectiveness of American IQ tests designed to measure IQ among WASP’s, when used among non-WASPS.
Tuskegee Study - Timeline - CDC - NCHHSTP
On the question of finding genes for IQ, I deal with two examples in the book: first, Bruce Lahn’s thoroughly discredited claims to have found two genes implicated in intelligence and less prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa. What has been shown without any doubt is that neither of these alleles have anything to do with intelligence or brain size; second, I deal with the KL-VS gene, which some publications claimed was an IQ gene. I show that there is no evidence for this. All that has been established is that enhances the short-term memory of old people. It has not been tested among people younger than 50 and the volunteers have never been presented with IQ tests. This allele does appear to have some variation in terms of population group. For example, from the very limited data available, more African Americans than white Americans seem to have KL-VS.
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Although Carver had to work and live on his own while still a boy, he managed to finish high school and became the first African American student to enroll at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.
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The study took place in Macon County, Alabama, the county seat of Tuskegee referred to as the “Black Belt” because of its rich soil and vast number of black sharecroppers who were the economic backbone of the region. The research itself took place on the campus of Tuskegee Institute.