Wide Ruled – Ep. 003 : Racism and the IQ Test
29 Mar 2017

Wide Ruled – Ep. 003 : Racism and the IQ Test

Lashauna Guy tells the story of her experience with the education system and the nefarious origins of the IQ test.

29 Mar 2017
Illustration of how placement of school pupils into classes changed after widespread use of IQ tests, from cover of April 1922 American School Board Journal.

April 1922 cover of American School Board Journal.

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The IQ test wasn’t born out of benign motivation. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that much has been done to prevent it from doing further harm. Lashauna Guy gives an account of how the IQ test was meant to be an instrument of inhibition in her life and how she has overcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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