Is It Enough For 'White Nationalist" Advocate Jason Richwine to Resign The Heritage Foundation?


No. It is not enough - the damage has been done. The Heritage Foundation and Jim Demint must not only apologize for hiring a "white nationalist" to conduct what they presented as a reputable study - but they must admit that their work was a sham, a lie and nonsense that is only muddying the immigration debate. 


Jason Richwine, a coauthor of the Heritage Foundation’s report on the cost of the current immigration bill, has resigned after it emerged that his graduate dissertation on immigration was premised on the idea that Latinos were less intelligent than whites.

The controversy, which began after The Washington Post’s Dylan Matthews unearthed the dissertation on Latino intelligence, forced the conservative think tank intoemergency damage control for the remainder of the week, when it emerged that Richwine had ties to extreme anti-immigration groups. On Friday afternoon, Heritage announced that Richwine has resigned. Heritage’s statement:


Jason Richwine let us know he’s decided to resign from his position. He’s no longer employed by Heritage. It is our long-standing policy not to discuss internal personnel matters.

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  • commented 2013-05-10 15:00:42 -0700
    Correction: Charles Murray was not on his committee — he read and commented on the drafts.
  • commented 2013-05-10 14:42:09 -0700
    The following Harvard professors signed off on this pseudoscience:
    Charles Murray, George Borjas, Richard Zeckhauser and Christopher Jencks.

    My opinion of Harvard and the Kennedy School has dropped considerably.
  • commented 2013-05-10 14:32:05 -0700
    Where did this yahoo go to college? Bob Jones University?