"White schoolchildren in Britain's poorest communities lag behind peers who are black or of Pakistani or Bangladeshi origin."
This is according to a Financial Times analysis of more than 3m sets of exam results.
"Poor white children even achieve worse average results than deprived pupils for whom English is a second language."
It is generally these 'poor whites' who write the 'ignorant' comments on blogs.
Lynching of an innocent black kid in the USA. Outside a courthouse in Omaha, Will Brown, after being killed, mutilated and burned. Brown was innocent of the crime of which he had been accused. Cached
Dumb whites tend to see things in simple black and white terms.
British National Party voters, some of whom are fans of Hitler, had the lowest average intelligence - scoring just 98.4.
BNP voters have lowest IQ
People who give in to racism, and prejudice against people like gays, may simply be poorly educated.
Read the article.
"The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults."
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According to Hodson: "Socially conservative ideologies tend to offer structure and order," something which appeals to people with low intelligence. "Unfortunately, many of these features can also contribute to prejudice."
In a study in the United States, Hodson and Busseri compared 254 people with the same amount of education but different levels of ability in abstract reasoning.
Brian Nosek, a social and cognitive psychologist at the University of Virginia, says: "I think that lower cognitive capacity can lead to multiple simple ways to represent the world, and one of those can be embodied in a right-wing ideology..."