Black Americans Reduce the Racial IQ Gap

  title={Black Americans Reduce the Racial IQ Gap},
  author={William T. Dickens and James Robert Flynn},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={913 - 920}
It is often asserted that Black Americans have made no IQ gains on White Americans. Until recently, there have been no adequate data to measure trends in Black IQ. We analyzed data from nine standardization samples for four major tests of cognitive ability. These data suggest that Blacks gained 4 to 7 IQ points on non-Hispanic Whites between 1972 and 2002. Gains have been fairly uniform across the entire range of Black cognitive ability. 

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