The Pew Research Center just released their findings from a study regarding the attitudes of U.S. high school seniors toward science. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by the optimistic attitudes of U.S. high school seniors towards the field, as this very much contrasts with my own high school peers from a decade ago.
Interestingly, the attitudes of the various racial groups were also studied and compared. Their findings won’t be a surprise to any race-realist. Asians are the most enthusiastic about science, followed by whites, with black students being least likely to express a passion for the field.
Behaviorists and cultural Marxists naturally ascribe all findings like these to to socio-economic factors. Pew also interprets the data along these lines:
In recent years, there has been attention paid to racial and gender disparities in jobs tied to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Several industries, such as technology and medicine, are openly looking for ways to diversify their ranks.
It’s worth noting that students’ fondness of science can be affected by many factors that are often interconnected with race and ethnicity. Those who voice a greater interest in the subject and a desire to work in the field tend to have higher science scores. Parental involvement, as well as a parents’ level of educational attainment, may be linked to how well children do on science assessments. And the availability of advanced science courses and socioeconomic factors also may play a role in cultivating a student’s interest and understanding of science.
Marxists absolutize socio-economic factors, and this forms the religious lens by which the Pew researchers attempt to make coherent sense of their data. While I have a high appreciation for the research “fact tanks” like Pew provides, their analysis is dead wrong in this regard.
The centralization and integration of the American education system has long been accomplished, so using socio-economics as a standard for interpreting this data is downright absurd and even malicious. The obvious fact of the matter is that the different interest in science among racial groups perfectly corresponds to differences in IQ among the same groups. Asians in the U.S., on average, have the highest IQ, at 103, followed by whites at 100, with blacks at 86. It would seem obvious that genetics, as opposed to socio-economics, is the decisive factor in terms of cultivating an interest in science. Yet this is not even considered in Pew’s publication. As long as this politically incorrect reality is purposefully ignored by mainstream researchers, we will continually be eluded by the potential human progress that could have been achieved by encouraging and cultivating the strengths of each of the different races of our species.