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University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

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May 2017

Colloquium: Learning about Genetics and Racial Inequality

May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States
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In 1969 Arthur Jensen argued in the Harvard Educational Review that it would be difficult to eliminate the racial achievement gap in U.S. education because white and black students possessed different genetic potentials for intelligence. Jensen’s genetic thesis has been recycled time and time again throughout the academic literature and the media to justify the naturalness and continued existence of racial inequality in the U.S. education system. Nationally representative studies also suggest that at least 20 percent of non-Black American…

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