Will Stancil’s 15 Minutes On Twitter:  Yes, Smart People Can Suffer Shock When Introduced To Racial Differences In IQ
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Earlier: Science Denier Will Stancil Vs. Steve Sailer

By now it might take you several weeks to read through every tweet and reply in the Will Stancil v. Steve Sailer debate, which by now includes every big race-realist account, an upsurge in orders of Steve’s book, and at least one satirical account named for Will.

A quick Google dip reveals some interesting bits about Stancil.

One, I doubt he’s a dummy.  Wake Forest grad, lawyer dad, master’s degree mom, and a brother who’s a tech bro and former Carnegie Endowment for International Peace fellow.

Being smart doesn’t automatically clue you in to racial difference.  It’s certainly not taught in schools, and black people often sound smart.  Even if you grew up around black people, social conditioning overwhelms any doubts you might have.

So it comes as a shock.

Will, it appears, has lived life (at least professionally) in judicial chambers, classrooms, and the thick-carpeted confines of places where you get titles like “fellow.”  These environments are peopled by smart, principled, and often white people, who in my experience are the ones most likely to be offended by “race science”. 

Especially In Minnesota.  There’s something about those ultra-Nordic types that yields extra anti-racist energy.

Two, consider his bias.  As a paid employee of the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity, he’s vested in the notion that environmental factors are the sole explanation for outcome differences by race.

I mean, really vested.  If Steve is right, his entire professional effort since graduation from law school has been for naught.  So the stakes are high for Will.

The big question is how this crucial information trickles up to the power players who make policy.  Ignorance of it has made life only artificially better for black people, and it has been an unmitigated disaster for whites.


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