History/Culture

Race and IQ: Mixed Populations

Originally Published on The Alternative Hypothesis One argument for heredetarianism (the view that genes are an important cause of racial IQ differences) is that, around the world, mixed-race populations have IQs, or other standardized test scores, that are intermediate between the two races they are a mixture of. Of course it’s messy, and we’re relying… Continue reading Race and IQ: Mixed Populations

History/Culture

Dispelling The Native American Genocide Myth

This article was originally published on The Alternative Hypothesis and has been edited for syntax, not substance. There exist census records on the number of Native Americans in 1853. Thus, we must first determine how many people resided in North America in 1500, compare that to the census records, and see what that difference really is. Then… Continue reading Dispelling The Native American Genocide Myth

History/Culture

Human Races are Real: Race is a Valid Scientific Category

This article was originally published on The Alternative Hypothesis In this post I am going to argue that human races exist, look at the most common arguments I hear in favor of race denialism, and explain why, ultimately, I think they are mistaken. It is somewhat misleading to talk about whether or not races are… Continue reading Human Races are Real: Race is a Valid Scientific Category

History/Culture, Politics/Economics

Slavery Hampered White America More Than It Helped

This essay was originally published on The Alternative Hypothesis under the title "Whites Did Not Benefit from Slavery." It has been slightly edited by the editor-in-chief. There exists a popular myth that whites (as a whole) benefited from slavery, and that whites are as well off as they are today because of slavery. Obviously the… Continue reading Slavery Hampered White America More Than It Helped

Current Events, History/Culture

Race and Crime: The Causes of Black Crime Rates

This essay was originally published on The Alternative Hypothesis under the same title. First, let’s look at the basic statistics on race and crime in America. Some people like to point out that Whites commit more crimes each year than Blacks. This is true, but only because Whites make up a greater proportion of the… Continue reading Race and Crime: The Causes of Black Crime Rates