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Jason Richwine

Guess What? Racism Isn't Good Science

Jesse Larner | Posted 10.21.2013 | Media
Jesse Larner

I think it's fair to say that Richwine is making a fraudulent argument that, contrary to his claims of good science, is the product of his own personal and ideological needs rather than of any good data. The interesting question is why he needs to do this.

Heritage's Immigration Nightmare

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 07.28.2013 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

The Heritage Foundation's recently unveiled and long-awaited report on the Senate immigration proposal certainly brought the ultra-conservative think tank lots of attention. But it's not the kind that's likely to prove influential.

In Sheep's Clothing: When Prejudice Hijacks Research to Justify Racist Policy

Dante Pérez | Posted 07.24.2013 | College
Dante Pérez

Academic discourse is vital to our success in navigating public policy. But credible academic discourse requires research that informs the outcomes of policy, not policy preferences that shape the outcome of research.

The Inside Story Of The Harvard Dissertation That Became Too Racist For Heritage

ThinkProgress | Posted 05.22.2013 | College

The idea that some racial groups are, on average, smarter than others is without a doubt among the most discussed (and debunked) “taboos” in Ameri...

1,200 Students Demand Investigation Into Jason Richwine's Thesis

Think Progress | Posted 05.19.2013 | Latino Voices

Over 1,000 Harvard students delivered a petition to Harvard University’s JFK School on Saturday, demanding an investigation into how and why the sch...

An Old Idea Stirs Up New Controversy

Annie Polland | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Annie Polland

We do not subject our visitors to IQ tests; the curiosity in their faces, the intelligence of their questions, and the empathy they feel for immigrants of America's past and for each other testify to the future of this country and the role that immigrants have played, and continue to play, in shaping this great city and country.

Noxious Notions From the Heritage Foundation

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Conservatives are being forced to take sides: They can either stand with promoters of inflammatory tracts -- like the Heritage Foundation and their hack Jason Richwine -- or they can stand with Americans in both parties who are working to fix our broken immigration system.

Latino IQ Quiz: Does the GOP Hate Hispanics? a) Yes b) No c) Maybe d) Can You Repeat?

Viviana Hurtado | Posted 07.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Viviana Hurtado

Silence is complicity and leaves Hispanics to believe that this is how Republicans view us -- as a bunch of stupid "takers" that form part of the 47 percent who voted for President Obama.

Jason Richwine's Resignation Is Welcome News, But We Expect More

Janet Murguía | Posted 07.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

The Heritage Foundation has yet to address larger and much more important questions. How could someone who traffics in specious theories on intelligence, race, and ethnicity be Heritage's policy expert on not only immigration but education?

Jim Demint Faces Big Debacle

The Daily Beast | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

The Heritage Foundation was supposed to be where Jim DeMint expanded his influence. Drawing on the lessons of his term-and-change in the United States...

Controversial Scholar Resigns From Heritage Foundation

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

Jason Richwine, the co-author of a Heritage Foundation report on immigration who came under fire this week for arguing in his Harvard dissertation tha...

WATCH: Heritage Scholar Explains Wacky Race Theories

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.10.2013 | Latino Voices

Jason Richwine has plenty to say on the subject of race. The co-author of a controversial study by the Heritage Foundation estimating that immigrat...

This Passes for a Harvard Dissertation?

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 07.10.2013 | Latino Voices
J. Mijin Cha

For an institution like Harvard to say that there is merit to an idea that has already been discredited, like the idea that IQ is based on race ethnic origin, doesn't advance academic work. It legitimizes racism and discriminatory practices.

Hispanics, Latinos Need Not Apply...

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

The Heritage Foundation is "a public policy think tank that promotes the principles that made America great: free enterprise, limited government, indi...

Rector's Sermon

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

The Heritage Foundation report alarms that it will cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion net dollars if we permit legalization of presently undocumented immigrants. It is a lot of money -- almost 42 percent of the U.S. GDP in 2012 -- so it sounds scary.

Analyst Criticized For 'Immigrants Have Lower IQs' Claims

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 05.08.2013 | Latino Voices

The Latino community was quick to criticize Jason Richwine, co-author of a controversial report on the costs of immigration reform, when he was linked...

Jon Ward

Read The Shocking Paper On Hispanic IQ That Has A Conservative Think Tank On The Defensive | Jon Ward | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON - A conservative researcher's 2009 dissertation, which argued that Hispanic immigrants to the U.S. have substantially lower IQs than whites...

Killing Pensions to Benefit the 1 Percent

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business
Lee A. Saunders

Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal, the Pravda of the 1 percent, is at it again, continuing its push to gut the retirement security of millions of middle class workers across the country.