What a tangled web he weaves

@article{Graves2002WhatAT,
  title={What a tangled web he weaves},
  author={Jr. Joseph L. Graves},
  journal={Anthropological Theory},
  year={2002},
  volume={2},
  pages={131 - 154}
}
The last decade of the 20th century experienced a resurgence of genetically based theories of racial hierarchy regarding intelligence and morality. Most notably was Herrnstein and Murray's The Bell Curve (1994), that claimed genetic causality for long-standing racial differences in IQ. In addition, it raised the time worn argument that the over-reproduction of genetically deficient individuals within our population would lead to a serious decline in average American intelligence. These authors… Expand

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