Batten down the hatches, good people, because you’re going to hear a lot of outrageous distortions about THIS:
There’s no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy.
The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario. Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found. Those ideologies, in turn, stress hierarchy and resistance to change, attitudes that can contribute to prejudice, Hodson wrote in an email to LiveScience.
Notice, please, that the guy did not say all social conservatives are stupid racists. But one of our favorite right-wing nitwits, Jim Hoft (above) of Gateway Pundit, thinks he did, as we see in the headline on THIS POST.
This is the same Jim Hoft whose stupidity was featured HERE about a year ago.
Is Jim Hoft also a racist? I’ll plead agnosticism on that question, but THIS GUY says Hoft’s Web site frequently promotes racism.