'Hispanic Immigrants Have Low IQs:' Author Of Heritage Foundation's Immigration Study

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Well there you have it. We have been saying it time and again - through our video and campaign - that these sham eugenic, nativist individuals push lies as facts and racist ideology as "studies" and "reports" with the intent to impact policy. This is your new brand of conservatism - a wing filed with racism and white supremacy they can't get rid of. This is hate, pure and simple and it is time we put an end to it. Deport Hate!

### via Buzzfeed

WASHINGTON — The Heritage Foundation was already on the defensive about its new study, which found immigration reform will cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion. Now the foundation is running from the racially-charged past work of one of the study's authors.

On Monday, the Washington Post reported Heritage scholar Jason Richwine — one of the men behind the $6.3 trillion number some conservatives are using to argue that an immigration overhaul would be too expensive — wrote in his 2009 dissertation that immigration should be predicated on an applicant's IQ score and that "the average IQ of immigrants in the United States is substantially lower than that of the white native population, and the difference is likely to persist over several generations."

Later in the dissertation, Richwine wrote that those differences in IQ are partially due to race. "The totality of the evidence suggests a genetic component to group differences in IQ," he wrote.

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  • commented 2013-05-09 10:03:26 -0700
    OUTRAGE OUTRAGE OUTRAGE
  • commented 2013-05-08 18:59:38 -0700
    If the GOP wants my vote? I would say their IQ’s are lower than a flea’s. You don’t insult the girl you are courting!