Dr. William Shockley on Race, IQ, and Eugenics



dr. Shaka you are accused of having a theory that is a racist a white racist theory how do you respond to that well I respond to that by saying that I've considered whether or not I am a racist racist is an epithet that used to damage my self-esteem but it doesn't anymore I feel it's untrue if you look in the dictionary as to what racist means it means emotional feelings irrational feelings associated with fear and hate if I really had those I don't think I would be here this evening I feel that what I'm engaged in is a demand for diagnosis and I'd like to say some more about this chart which I will come to probably later which shows the disproportionate rates of reproduction for the least effective elements of the black community I'd like to say more about that than we should injustice brief introduction but I think there is another word that better describes what I'm involved in and that word is race ology which means a scientific analysis of racial differences and I basically I have a faith that reason is a good thing and I feel as you do about the First Amendment but maybe with a slightly different emphasis I think the really important thing about the First Amendment is it is a way of guaranteeing a high likelihood the truth will emerge as a result of conflict conflicting ideas being expressed and I have a thesis and the basic beliefs the truth is a good thing and will be a benefit to man but now let me say this chart that I held up a moment ago is very important in respect to this question of why I think there may be what proves the basic difference but I'm going to say that if there were not a basic difference and intellectual capacity in the past that probably will be a basic difference between black and white intellectual capacity in the future simply because of the reproduction patterns and these are Census Bureau data and this is the most threatening aspect and what it indicates is but for the black women of the lowest intellectual social class which are rural generally the education is least the average number of children is 5.4 for women with college degrees its 1.9 and so this is definitely unfavorable it is it is reproducing far more at the bottom end and not enough to keep even at the top end that's exactly right so let me just finish this for whites the numbers are also in this direction but nowhere nearly as as severe that is shocking I think that in all fairness you should explain to the audience why it is that you have first of all you have a very large segment of the black population who are on farms who are deprived in cities why don't you explain at the time that you're showing this why who is keeping black people in a situation like they're in I mean it could be you could turn it around the other way where you could have very large numbers of black people who are exposed to educational opportunities like white people who are exposed to housing who are exposed exposed to health facilities why don't you explain that at the same time that you put figures like that where you would explain it to nobody else in court but I want to say first things first and the you raise the basic question there and that is whether the disadvantages are primarily a lack of opportunity or whether they are primarily a basic genetic difference and let me mention one thing which is that in certain areas there is no doubt about blacks superiority blacks are superior in visual acuity and they're superior in a systematic way now I I don't expect that people will understand the details of this but I simply want to show that quantitative work can be done this happens to be a research job of my own and what it shows because these points that you see here lie on a on a line which is not the central line but they lie systematically on a line what it says is that so far as visual acuity is concerned blacks are systematically better than whites it's as if their bell-shaped curve their distribution curve were pushed upwards compared to whites for visual acuity or at least for the avoidance of bad eyesight such that if the same shift occurred for IQ it would mean that the I to distribution would be up by nine points rather than down by about 15 points which is the typical average explained the basic difference between his the course he is taking and explaining white supremacy of course that Hitler took in and during the Nazism race thank you well there are enormous differences in fact the lesson to be learned from nazi history is frequently very misunderstood and it is a lesson which mr. Brown has told us about earlier it's the first amendment it's not that eugenics is intolerable actually the eugenic programs which are the opposite of dis genex eugenic programs are not inconceivable they're not inhumane Denmark has been carrying our programs with strong eugenic implications for maybe thirty years and it's important to note that since World War two Denmark's per capita homicide rate dropped and is now approximately one twentieth that is a number of deaths of probability being killed nearby by a violent homicide is roughly on the order of a hundred times less for our young Danes than it is for young American blacks now the that the lesson let me say what the lesson of Nazi history we have in this country and it will protect us it's just the thing that makes this program possible the First Amendment which allows freedom of speech if one believes that is not the right answer then one has to be one of the most anti German racists that can be if one believes that the German people would have tolerated the concentration camps in the gas chambers if news media liked the programs that mr. Brown is setting on if those people were willing to bring discord and views out of the open I don't believe the concentration camps and the gas chambers could have continued to exist in Germany I would like to ask a question and dr. schappe if you could answer it yes or no I would appreciate it do you believe that black people are inferior in intelligence because of their heredity I have a standard statement it is not yes or no it's memorized I say at the same time every every time I think what I say is this my research leads me and it's a tragic conclusion really my research leads me inescapably to the opinion that the major cause of the American Negroes intellectual and social deficits is a red Ettore and racially genetic in origin and thus not remediable to a major degree by practical improvements in environment all right if you believe that the position relatively of black Americans to white Americans is based on a genetic inferiority and I will accept the responsibility for that word then what do you see as the solution to the problem well I see the first aspect of this is to prevent the problem from becoming worse by this genex this first word we do got connection is Jenny Khloe in the audience I want Eddie sterilization no dis genex you see means what that other chart I showed you says should black the least effective of good blacks be sterilized oh no I have a guitar problem and we and we do not allow this inhumane and I think one can find more humane solutions to this within there how would and then I would propose something in which one of the key clauses phrases is regardless of sex race or welfare status and this is the proposal I call it a thinking exercise it's mentioned in that pamphlet that I showed that you can obtain and it goes this way that you would offer a bonus to everyone to be sterilized now we know we have a population explosion problem we know that in India that bonuses in the form of transistor radios which offered only when this bonus be directed to black people specifically more than white mr. brown what did I say just a moment ago I said regardless of sex race or welfare status now there is a nice shot there when I say there is a group of white people to whom this offer to be made also absolutely now they often that the offer is based the offer is based upon the best estimates best scientific estimates that one can have of any genetically carry disability a more functional skin pigment cells in the animal kingdom the higher you are on the scale of phylogenetic Ascension in other words nature in the course of evolution went to his highest state when it produced a cell that could produce Pig and that we were sliding backwards the mutation to albinism is a step backwards in this in the scale of evolution are you aware that dr. Shockley no I'm not aware of that particular one I am aware of another basic genetic difference and that is at the rate of maturation of a neurological system gets longer and longer the more advanced the animal is and there is that is one of the items on the racial difference that the neurological development of blacks is faster than whites black babies walk on the average a month earlier than white babies and the period of their gestation more creative

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  1. gardener ben said:

    the truth is you get collectivist minded people and individualistic minded, it has nothing to do with race it is about demographics/ climate and many other things, basically necessity to adapt to seasons, store crops, think about heating in winter and the rest, societies including the west will merge back into collectivism naturally and we see it happening through the ability to remain followers their whole lives.

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  2. B0omer96 said:

    Is that lady suppose to be some sort of intellectual? She is only concerned with making lame excuses for blacks' failures. I guess nothing ever changes.

    June 26, 2019
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  3. Jay Larkin said:

    Wow. I've never been to racist yt

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  4. Anna Kamolane said:

    Out here reading all the Hitler wannabes comments in my Harvard dorm room, wondering how many of the people commenting here finished high school?

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  5. Keith Makan said:

    Maybe you should stick to stealing physics idea

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  6. Keith Makan said:

    "I have a faith in reason" PFFFFFF OKAY SHOCKBOI

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  7. God's Child said:

    Whatever – he has gone to meet his maker now – The One Who said that He God "…made man in His image" and He saw it as good.

    This physicist can go argue his "theories and findings" – before God whose Word is Truth –
    I am sure he received a shock – at every level – before the Judgment throne of God.

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  8. Ox Alek said:

    Today he would be castigated, fired from his position, doxxed & have his life threatened,…all to the delight of the media.

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  9. Robin Jacobs said:

    You notice that the black folk, then AND now, refuse to accept that there are many basic differences between the Races!
    Until this FACT is accepted, and accounted for, NOTHING we do to try to advance conditions for black folk will ever work!
    Since 1865 many billions (perhaps Trillions?) of dollars have been spent trying to "elevate" the black race. AND ALL FOR NOTHING!

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  10. linguistically oversight 86 said:

    Wow

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  11. Pedro Vaz said:

    Shockley's predictions are coming true. North America, Europe and Australia are becoming third world hell holes because the number of non-White keeps rising.

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  12. Mike Tackett said:

    How the hell did it go from low IQ to sterilization first voluntary then mandatory

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  13. Wthie Ribabt said:

    It should be noted that what may in fact be Dr. Shockley's most enlightening contribution from this particular segment, is also tragically forgotten by most of us who subscribe to his views regarding the biological basis for racial divergence. That is, that the unrestricted expression of ideas, viewpoints, and notions leads naturally to the discovery of truth simply as a consequence of the application of Darwinian natural selection. For those of us who fall beneath the umbrella of the "alternative right", our battle is not to convince the populace of our correctness, but to ensure that our ideas are given a platform within the sphere of public discourse. Should we secure that right, our victory against the forces which assail us shall be assured.

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  14. Riccardo S said:

    ,,Black are more Creative,, okey where is the African Sixtin Chappel ? Or someone saw the MummaLisa Painting ? African Symphonie something like Bach or Mozart ? No ? So whats creative about blacks ?

    We can yell shit in to mics !

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  15. bassbeasty mitzy said:

    Even in 1974 they didn't want to deal with facts, nothing's changed!

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  16. Joan Marie said:

    Wow I'm heart broken I'm white and I don't have a high IQ and I know lots of white people don't have high IQ…… Some people have high IQ and some don't its not a race thing or a black or white thing…… We are all born with a blue print and its your blue print that determines your path in life Intelligence, creativity, parents. Where you live, who you marry and kids not the color of anyone's skin….. I feel bad for the black community they have to always defend themselves to everyone its disturbing and makes me cry……

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  17. Mr Takage said:

    It makes me sad to see two racists arguing with eachother about whose race is better. All people have the opportunity to be utterly stupid. Some happen to be smart. Chaos forever. Fuck the two sides of the coin. Be the nougat filling.

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  18. Hopelessand Forlorn said:

    William Shockley was a horrible person. Not only did he attempt to steal credit from Brattain and Bardeen for inventing the first transistor with their own brains and hands, he used his management position to forbid them from researching the other developments most likely to lead to further success. He was typical of sociopaths who are unable to feel empathy for other people. As far as his character, it was typical of all racists, who are all motivated by envy of slaveholders. A challenge for those who want defend the institution of slavery: give me one criminal act, any criminal act, any horrible thing that one person can inflict on another, that was not committed freely and continually by owners of slaves in America. Jeffery Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy and Ted Bundy were not one whit worse than any slave owner. The serial killers may have kidnapped, robbed, imprisoned, tortured, raped and mutilated innocent people at every opportunity, but at least they did not torture any one victim for long years, did not father children by their victims and sell the children into slavery, did not enjoy approval and protection by a sick society as they committed their crimes, did not have laws passed requiring decent citizens to assist them in maintaining the bondage of their victims.

    Slavery requires the commission of every crime conceivable by all who engage it. There are no exceptions. Even today, in America, racism is practiced in support, or envy, of the practice of slavery in one form or another. William Shockley was a racist, and as such was among the lowest class of humanity known to history. The same is true of all the racism-approving commentators surrounding this post.

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  19. Tim Page said:

    Why the blur?

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  20. James Luna said:

    Holy shit this is the most civil discussion about a sensitive topic I’ve seen in a while

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  21. Keith Albahae said:

    WHEN DID ARCHIE BUNKER GET A PHD?

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  22. Ivan Rozin said:

    Blaming slavery and the white does not help at all. The probable reason for the genetic differences is cultural selection: smart people among Blacks are not appreciated among their own. They are not sexually selected, but made fun of. Aggressive physical males are adored. The difference started, probably, when the ancestors of the white and Asians went from Levant to the North and into the ice age. Resources were scarce, and all the low IQ majority simply died out. Simple physical agility was not enough, you had to make tough decisions every day for thousands of years, where to find shelter and food (mammoth), and how to outsmart the other tribe. Men and women who could give an good advice to the leaders were probably highly valued. People who made fun of smart people, as the Black routinely with their smart classmates, died out too. Melanin was lost, because there was little Sun. In any case, I think that formation of Black states or countries is the easiest way to solve the racial difference. I would buy some land in Africa or make a Black state in the USA. Of course, then Black will not have food stamps and will have no one to blame. But someone must have guts to try to do it. May be 100,000 could start it. Also, how about opening a sperm bank from the smartest blacks, and pay people to use it? Single women can do it.

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  23. Adam Middleton said:

    We're all equal. I've met smart blacks and dumb blacks. Same with whites I've met smart whites and dumb whites. Life is for every man

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  24. scretching08 said:

    He's a physicist, not a social scientist. After keeping blacks enslaved for centuries and since Whites have created the social matrix in which blacks exist formed and kept alive by the white power structure, he was seriously flawed in his analysis. So yes white people appear superior without any serious competition that is the expected result he's only explaining the outcome which is the expected results. Nurture (the environment which is under the white man's control? Or nature aka genes. Dr. Shockly obviously was unaware of epigenetics. He's wrong! Epigentics says regardless of nature or genes environments determines our sucess a s a species. Sorry Doc!

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  25. indoctus41 said:

    Shockley brags he invented the transistor. In fact he was part of a team that pursued the concept. Given Shockley's propensity towards spurious logic (criminals are always stupid), for all we know he was the coffee and donut boy for the team.

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