"I guess I have a lot of problems, so many that I don't have time to go into them all in detail. Suffice it to say I'm anal, obsessive, vain, quick to temper, overly introspective, lazy, judgmental, insecure, and self-righteous. Probably the most annoying thing about me is that I'm hugely opinionated. But I kind of make up for that by always being right."

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

IQ, Race and Religion

A college football coach got into trouble recently for saying that black running backs are faster than white running backs. He was later fired for saying that in his opinion, the sun sets in the west. A spokesperson for the east called the statement "a clear case of directionism."

The case brought to mind the infamous Howard Cosell incident in which he referred to a black player on the field as a "monkey." Cosell insisted that no racism was implied by his comments, and pointed out that he has many close friends who are black, such as his chauffeur, Cheetah, and his personal trainer, Bobo.

With all of the strides that have been made in racial relations over the years, we still find it difficult to admit that there are differences between black people and white people. The problem, I think, is the old slippery slope. No, Howard, I'm not referring to a Vietnamese man covered in Vaseline, but rather to the belief that if you admit to one difference you open the door to others, including intelligence.

I don't think it's any coincidence that the IQs of people who claim that blacks are mentally inferior to whites are among the lowest on the planet -- with the possible exception, of course, of reptiles and Tom Cruise.

It's also ironic that these racists all claim to be Christians. Christians who apparently believe that God would never let people who have bigger penises than theirs be just as smart as they are.