The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life Topics for Discussion

Richard Herrnstein
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Many people have criticized the Bell Curve as racist. Do you think it is a racist work? Why or why not?

Research some of the empirical claims about the genetic basis of IQ. What do you think of the authors' claims in light of the research?

In your opinion, is affirmative action good or bad for society? Is it fair or unfair? Why or why not?

Do you think that most social problems can be explained in large part through low IQ? If not, what are better explanations?

The authors make predictions about the future. It has been nearly two decades since most of their data was collected. What do you think of their claims?

Is the stratification of American society according to IQ a bad thing?

Should United States' social policy be aimed at raising low IQ?

How should social policy change in...

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