ERIC Number: EJ267869
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Black Intellectuals' Critique of Early Mental Testing: A Little-Known Saga of the 1920s.
Thomas, William B.
American Journal of Education, v90 n3 p258-92 May 1982
Examines Black social scientists' intellectual efforts, starting in the 1920s, to challenge research conclusions about the innate mental inferiority of Blacks, disclaim the validity of intelligence tests used, and demonstrate the influence of environment on test performance. Finds irony in Black intellectuals' use of the mental tests they criticized for evaluation of students at Black colleges. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Biological Influences, Black Attitudes, Black Colleges, Blacks, Environmental Influences, Equal Education, Intelligence Differences, Intelligence Tests, Nature Nurture Controversy, Racial Differences, Racial Discrimination, Racial Relations, Researchers, Scholarship, Social Influences, Whites
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A