Skin Color and Intelligence in African Americans

  title={Skin Color and Intelligence in African Americans},
  author={Richard John Lynn},
  journal={Population and Environment},
  • R. Lynn
  • Published 1 March 2002
  • Psychology
  • Population and Environment
The relation between skin color and intelligence was examined in a representative sample of 430 adult African Americans. A statistically significant positive correlation of 0.17 was obtained between light skin color and intelligence. It is proposed that the result supports the hypothesis that the level of intelligence in African Americans is significantly determined by the proportion of Caucasian genes. 

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