Tucker Carlson guest Charles Murray makes shocking claim that Whites have higher IQ than Blacks
Charles Murray, a controversial social scientist, spoke as a guest on Tucker Carlson's Fox Nation show on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, where he pushed white nationalist talking points about the IQs of Black and White people, about the "cognitive demands" of certain occupations and racial IQ related to those demands.
During an appearance on 'Tucker Carlson Today' on Fox News' spin-off streaming service, conservative social scientist Charles Murray argued "the cognitive demands" of some occupations mean "a whole lot of more White people qualify [to do them] than Black people."
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Carlson allowed Murray to make his claims about white nationalism without challenging them. "Essentially, you have registered nurses, and we have data on fairly large numbers of registered nurses, Black and White, and the difference in mean IQ between the two of those is a dozen IQ points, which is a lot," Murray said during the show.
"It means you have a whole lot of extremely able Black nurses," he added. "You have some incompetent white nurses, but it does mean you have a difference in job performance, and that’s eventually going to be reflected in income as well. It’s going to be reflected in the nature of their careers, and the nature of how they end up and so forth." Murray did not provide more details about the data he claimed to be citing, but he said that it is included in his new book.
Murray went on to claim that "the cognitive demands of those occupations mean that a whole lot of more White people qualify than Black people, and even a higher proportion of Asian people qualify than White people."
Social media is not having any of it as many widely criticized the ideas shared on the show where the duo spoke about ideas in Murray's new book. On social media, people have been calling out this exchange. "So, to paraphrase (particularly the bit at the end): "Yes, there is racism, but it's not a big deal because black people are less intelligent." one user shared. Another wrote, "some of the most annoying people on here are about to get a lot more unbearable".
So, to paraphrase (particularly the bit at the end): "Yes, there is racism, but it's not a big deal because black people are less intelligent."— The Grodeck Variant (@GrodeckW) June 16, 2021
some of the most annoying people on here are about to get a lot more unbearable— Neobabylon (@neobabylon3) June 16, 2021
"Damn I would have found this conversation alarming and repugnant but these men look so down-to-earth in that relatable shed," a user took a jab. "I.. I... I can't list how many different ways that this is just wrong and has been debunked over the decades. How the hell does he still have a show?" another added. One said, "@FoxNews
showing us who they are again. Racist, extremist activism."
damn I would have found this conversation alarming and repugnant but these men look so down-to-earth in that relatable shed— c (@chadjooones) June 16, 2021
I.. I... I can't list how many different ways that this is just wrong and has been debunked over the decades.— Troy "Give me facts" Laclaire (@TroyLaclaire) June 17, 2021
How the hell does he still have a show?
@FoxNews showing us who they are again. Racist, extremist activism.— Pete Danelski (@PeteDanelski) June 16, 2021
The Southern Poverty Law Center describes Murray as "one of the most influential social scientists in America, using racist pseudoscience and misleading statistics to argue that social inequality is caused by the genetic inferiority of the black and Latino communities, women and the poor." "According to Murray, disadvantaged groups are disadvantaged because, on average, they cannot compete with White men, who are intellectually, psychologically and morally superior,” the organization states on its website.