TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Heritage analyst resigns over immigrant low-IQ claims

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Friday, May 10, 2013, 8:33 p.m.
 

WASHINGTON — A co-author of a Heritage Foundation report on the immigration bill resigned on Friday amid controversy over claims he made years ago about immigrants having low IQs.

A spokesman for the conservative think tank did not offer details on the departure of Jason Richwine, a senior policy analyst.

After Heritage issued the report this week, news articles and left-leaning bloggers pointed out that Richwine argued in his 2009 Harvard dissertation that there was a long-standing difference between the IQ of white Americans and immigrants.

Richwine said, “The average IQ of immigrants ... is substantially lower than that of the white native population, and the difference is likely to persist over several generations.”

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Philadelphia Mafia figure returned to prison for meeting friend
  2. Warhol bodyguard sued over hidden artwork
  3. Seattle area school homecoming ‘prince’ guns down classmates
  4. North Korea may have key to nuclear missile, general says
  5. New York, New Jersey order 21-day quarantine of all in contact with Ebola virus
  6. Lawyer turns down AG post
  7. 1686 shipwreck ‘like dinosaur’ being rebuilt for museum
  8. Washington city takes stock of damage from rare tornado
  9. U.S. rules out apology to Pyongyang in exchange for 2 imprisoned Americans
  10. Test confirms remains are missing Virginia student’s
  11. 2 California deputies slain, suspect captured
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.