Tucker Carlson Guest Claims Black People Have Lower IQs Than White
Charles Murray pushed white nationalist talking points about the “cognitive demands” of certain professions, which Carlson didn’t challenge.
06/17/2021 03:13 AM ET
Updated Jun 17, 2021
A guest on Tucker Carlson
’s Fox Nation show on Wednesday pushed white nationalist talking points about the IQs of Black and white people.
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.”
“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.
“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 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.”
Murray: “Entry into certain kinds of occupations is limited, because 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.” pic.twitter.com/z2E7bW3dSp
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.
BEFORE YOU GO
Suggest a correction by emailing us.
GOT A TIP?
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters? Here’s how.
Simone Biles Reveals What She 'Never Truly Believed' About Herself Until Now
'Fundamental Right': Defiant Texas Doctor Goes Public About Abortion He Provided
Angela Bassett's Wax Figure Is So Realistic People Can't Tell Which Is Which
Rangers, FBI Search For Gabby Petito Out West While Florida Police Hunt For Fiancé
Gabrielle Union Regrets How She Approached Her 'Bring It On' Character
Rally In Support Of Capitol Attackers Draws A Small Crowd
Florida GOP Bookkeeper Who Railed Against 'Faucism' Dies Of COVID-19
Firefighter Brings Home Cat Rescued From Devastating Animal Shelter Blaze
DO NOT SELL MY PERSONAL INFORMATION
Part of HuffPost Politics. ©2021 BuzzFeed, Inc. All rights reserved.