Skip to comments.Heritage official resigns amid controversy
Posted on 05/10/2013 2:06:51 PM PDT by reaganaut1
A co-author of a disputed Heritage Foundation report on a new immigration bill has resigned amid controversy over claims he made about immigrants having low IQs. A spokesman for the conservative think tank confirmed Jason Richwine's resignation Friday without offering details.
Richwine was one of two authors of a report released Monday that said immigration legislation pending in the Senate would cost $6.3 trillion over 50 years as immigrants consumed federal benefits without making up for it in taxes. The report quickly came under attack as critics from the left and right said it didn't account for economic benefits from immigration.
Attention turned to Richwine when his 2009 Ph.D. dissertation from Harvard University came to light in which he asserted that: "The average IQ of immigrants in the United States is substantially lower than that of the white native population, and the difference is likely to persist over several generations." He argued that the result is low socioeconomic assimilation and other problems and argued that allowing in immigrants with high IQs would help solve the problems.
Richwine's comments got attention from immigrant activist groups, on left-leaning blogs and elsewhere, and helped muddy Heritage's attempt to refocus the immigration debate on what it says are unsustainable costs from the new legislation.
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I hope that Richwine lands on his feet. We need intellectual honesty about important issues.
“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” —George Orwell
The truth hurts. It usually hurts the truth teller the most.
Nice one and it applies in spades, er, overwhelming today.
AP, who cannot find something nice to write about the Herritage Foundation if it were attached to their backside was quick to find this matter and send it along.
That is sad to hear.....it will only encourage our enemies.
The truth is the truth!
Is the assertion about immigrants having lower IQs factually incorrect, or do people just not want to hear it because it’s politically incorrect?
Wonder who at Heritage pushed him out. I don’t believe this was his decision alone.
Unbelievable how weak our side are!
As if a mere journalist could even get past simple multiplication tables.
The truth runs up against political correctness and Truth loses. Welcome to the USSA.
The comment was unhelpful. It was a huge distraction and only made it easy for the liberals to dismiss the report.
They got him.
Telling the truth might not make you attract a lot of fiends, but you’ll make the right friends.
Political Correctness is like a virus. It infects and infests everything.
Even the Heritage Foundation.
A “conservative” from Harvard writes a piece that offers red meat to those who want to bash conservatism in the press.
Hint: anyone who graduates from Harvard is not truly conservative.
It’s called killing resistence to immigration reform in conservative circles from the inside out.
That’s why you frame both sides of the argument.
This is how the establishment works.
Harvard is one of the few schools where the elite establishment have always sent their children who will one day take over the reins.
Some take on the “liberal” persona, others take on the “conservative” persona.
But if they go into the power circles after graduation, they’re ultimately all working for the big money people.
One more note: no worries about Richwine. Harvard grads can always land on their feet and do quite well.
And it only applies to guns and/or conservatives.
Why the hell would he resign? His resignation, whether his idea or the HF’s, just lends credence to the idea that he did something wrong when he didn’t.
THIS is why we are losing, folks. Conservatives cower in fear and go away when we should tell our opponents to go jump in the lake.
Wonder who at Heritage pushed him out. I dont believe this was his decision alone.Don't know who pushed him out, but you would think the President of the Heritage Foundation could have prevented it.
Unbelievable how weak our side are!
They don’t have “low IQs”, they are merely uneducated and seeking low skill trades. They “only want the jobs nobody in America will do”.
And then we are told about how brilliant their children are and how they should go to our universities (and seek the jobs that other citizens DO want).