I generally lean to the left side of things in my views but when my friends and acquaintances of similar bent express the idea that all races are equal I say nothing. I've had to learn not to. Now then, I've known many black people (notice I don't capitalize the 'b'. 'white' is usually spelled without a capital letter, so let's be consistent.). I've known several smarter than I. There are competent and intelligent blacks in every field you can think of. But according to the best research I've seen, if these people are not exceptions or outliers they are, at the least, untypical.The average IQ if people of African descent is 80. That's a cold fact proven by unprejudiced research. I remember that an IQ test I took as as a teenager asked the question "Who wrote Faust?" Well, I knew the answer but how is that knowledge a sign of intelligence? You've either learned that fact or you haven't and lack of education is not lack of intelligence. The tests for the conclusion I'm referencing are not like that.There are IQ tests that measure raw native ability apart from the influence of education level or cultural acquisition and these types of tests, over multiple instances and years, consistently show African-Americans are, on average, less intelligent than most of the rest of the people (races?) on the planet. What are the implications of this very unpopular conclusion? For one, it implies that in an economy which no longer has enough factory work which could employ the less intelligent, there must be a somewhat permanent large body of unemployed and dependent people. Many present day jobs can simply not be done by the unintelligent. I can think of nothing to remedy this except to bring manufacturing back to the country but is this likely? All in all, my conclusions make me sad. I wish things were different and that all races really were equal in potential but that is not the case. Am I a racist? Let me know what you think.