You are not currently logged in.
Access JSTOR through your library or other institution:
If You Use a Screen ReaderThis content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
For Whom Does the Bell Toll?: Meritocracy, the Cognitive Elite, and the Continuing Significance of Race in Postindustrial America
Frank Harold Wilson
The Journal of Negro Education
Vol. 64, No. 3, Myths and Realities: African Americans and the Measurement of Human Abilities (Summer, 1995), pp. 253-266
Published by: Journal of Negro Education
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2967207
Page Count: 14
You can always find the topics here!Topics: Intelligence, Intelligence quotient, Social sciences, Conservatism, Higher education, Literature, Pornography, Public policy, American literature, War
Were these topics helpful?See something inaccurate? Let us know!
Select the topics that are inaccurate.
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Preview not available
This article contextualizes and decontextualizes the intellectual construction of Herrnstein and Murray's The Bell Curve and presents a critical appraisal of the book's controversial analyses of social-class and racial/ethnic differences in intelligence. It refutes as cultural superstition and social science pornography The Bell Curve's theories on the role of intelligence in the social stratification of postindustrial America. It further refutes Herrnstein and Murray's ideas about the effects of IQ on social outcomes such as poverty, schooling, occupation, and underemployment, and counters the pessimistic public policy proposals their research engenders.
The Journal of Negro Education © 1995 Journal of Negro Education