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U. Cincinnati Researcher Claims Intelligence is a ‘White Man’s Mythology’

U. Cincinnati Researcher Claims Intelligence is a ‘White Man’s Mythology’

“You’re doing the same thing when you describe your Black and Latino students as ‘very bright’”

Imagine saying something like this about any other group. It wouldn’t be tolerated.

Campus Reform reports:

University researcher: ‘Intelligence is a White man’s mythology’

A University of Cincinnati graduate assistant wrote that “intelligence is a White man’s mythology.”

“Stop calling your female colleagues ‘smart,’ or ‘clever,’ or ‘brilliant,’” wrote Mel Andrews, who studies cognition and evolution. “It’s sexist and infantilising… it shouldn’t be surprising to you in 2021 that women are capable of thought.”

“You’re doing the same thing when you describe your Black and Latino students as ‘very bright,’” added Andrews.

“Intelligence is a White man’s mythology. A phantasmal concept. A non-referring term. Syncategorematic,” Andrews wrote.

Indicating that the post was entirely serious, it was followed by an excerpt from a chapter Andrews wrote for a book entitled Handbook of Parenting.

Andrews cited works claiming that “more than a century of wanton reductionism and definitional vagueness in the study of intelligence and human potential has perpetuated a stratified social order and obscured the true dynamic complexity and diversity of human cognitive development.”

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The Friendly Grizzly | April 5, 2021 at 12:27 pm

“Stop calling your female colleagues ‘smart,’ or ‘clever,’ or ‘brilliant,’” wrote Mel Andrews, who studies cognition and evolution.

Then, what about flighty, silly, and often vindictive and mean?

people who put pronouns in their Twatter bio are to be either ignored or mocked mercilessly., nothing else.

The insults almost write themselves. Poor Mel seems to be incapable of understanding the difference between a compliment and an insult, or between thinking and speaking.

    henrybowman in reply to irv. | April 5, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    This is hilarious.

    1. Mel makes an argument from authority.
    2. The authority is Mel itself.
    3. The citation is to a paper it helped co-author, clearly marked “DO NOT CITE OR CIRCULATE.”

    Wow, I guess that shuts me up!

The Friendly Grizzly | April 5, 2021 at 4:18 pm

If intelligence is a White man’s mythology, whose mythology is stupidity?

henrybowman | April 5, 2021 at 5:34 pm

“Stop calling your female colleagues ‘smart,’ or ‘clever,’ or ‘brilliant,’” wrote Mel Andrews, who studies cognition and evolution.”

The proper terms are ho and bitch. Make sure they know their place.

Leftist “intellectuals” often use made-up terms instead of expressing themselves in clear English.

“A phantasmal concept. … Syncategorematic,”

People who hide behind obtuse or made-up vocabulary are obviously trying to impress us with their words and/or to hide the meaning (if there is any) of their words.

“Stop calling your female colleagues ‘smart,’ or ‘clever,’ or ‘brilliant,’”

Because it is more respectful of women not to complement them.

    artichoke in reply to randian. | April 7, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    It is true that compliments tend to flow one way, and men have no obligation to be the source of so many in a professional setting. It doesn’t even keep them out of trouble from the gender police.

“I mean, you’ve got the first sort of mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a story-book, man,” _____ said.

guess who…

Well since “Reason” (Reason, according to Aristotle, was about humans’ ability to reign in their passions, i.e., our ability to resist the urge of our instincts. This was what separated us from the animals: humans had reason, beasts did not.) is the base concept that underlies Intelligence then I can certainly see why a kiddo deeply devoted to the concepts behind CRT (reading his tweets that seems obvious) would decide Intelligence was a ‘white mythology’. Being able to reign in our passions is not a concept that devotees of of the theology of CRT seem to buy into.

It’s easy to avoid the objections to intelligence tests. Use Raven’s Matrices or Raven’s Advanced Matrices. (this is to that, as this is to …, with graphics being the things compared). I’ve never heard an argument that this test has any cultural bias or cultural content.

The “minoritized” URM’s tend to do worse on this than the tests that do reward cultural knowledge. Nothing covers or softens the measurement of the ability to do analogies.

“A University of Cincinnati graduate assistant wrote that ‘intelligence is a White man’s mythology.'”

So said the jealous one.
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