Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 21, 1973 · Page 10
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 10

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, June 21, 1973
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)Q^Gglesburg Register-Mail, Galjesburg, III. Thursday,, June 2), 1973 Psychologist Suffers for Theory on Black Intelligence By MTJRRAV OLDERMAN ORINDA, Calif. (NEA) the ranch house on Canyon View Drive is tucked away in a pastoral setting where cows once grazed in the east hills of Orinda, beyond the temple of learning and teaching that is Berkeley. First of Two Articles Seven days a week, Arthur Jensen retreats into a study, away from the canyon view, and ponders and writes about the relationship of genetics and intelligence quotient, an issue which has made him one of the most controversial figures in American aca* deme. Four years ago, he published his 123-page paper in the Harvard Educational Review which raised the question of Negro inferiority on an intel* lectual level, under the rather innocuous title, "How Much Can We Boost IQ and Scholastic Achievement?" "MY VIEW," he says now, "is that difference between RESTAURANTE de MEXICO NOT OPEN rfcKe THAN Mewavrt €H TOY. IN Mouur 1* our ! blacks and whites are real and not caused by cultural bias in the 1Q tests and educational inequalities. They involve something more pro- founds Meaning genetic difference. Which is why all hell has broken loose in his personal life these last four years. Jensen is now finishing his second sabbatical from the University of California, where he has been a faculty member for 15 years. "I've got to go back to the university in the fall," he says, aware of his "bad guy" image on campus, where he has had to walk between class buildings in the company of plainclothesmen from the police department. There is almost a paranoic plaint to his claim that most of his harassment is SDS-in- spired. (Students for a Democratic Society flourished dur- : ing campus unrest a few years ago but has been quiescent recently.) "I GAVE A TALK at a convention in Chicago," he recalls, "at the Palmer House. There were 50 or 60 SDS types who'd gotten into the audience and got rowdy. It was impossible for me to deliver my address. It was the Weather: Hot In California, Cool in East By United Press International Sharply contrasting patterns characterized the weather picture across the nation early today, with a heat wave in Southern California serving as the most dominant feature. The remains of a major storm and its associated cold front continued ito generate scattered itlhunderstonms in parts of the Bast from the Great Plains and the Gulf Coast [region to the Appalachians and the South Atlantic Coast. One thunderstorm downed trees and power lines in Carthage, Tenn., Wednesday. Record low temperatures occurred from Wyoming to Texas Wednesday, but California (reported record high readings. A dominant high pressure system, extending along the Rockies, was responsible for the temperature imbalance but also maintained clear skies over the region. Record-breaking high temperatures in Southern California were attributed to a low pressure system extending from the lower Colorado River. In downtown Los Angeles, the mercury hit 106 Wednesday, the (highest temperature ever recorded there on a June 20th, to climax a three-day heat wave that had been baking the area. Rather stagnant air remained over the Northeast. Dense fog appeared along the coastal areas from New Jersey to Maine early today after remaining offshore Wednesday. Arthur Jensen . . . label creates a furor nearest thing to Hitler's Brown shirts. There were 10 plainclothesmen in the front row and they took me out the back door and down a freight elevator and into a sqUad car, then to lunch in a Greek restaurant. "But I've felt surprisingly little fear. At UCLA last May, at the Brain Research Institute, 600 people showed up for an audience supposed to fee 200, and I had to escape in a police squad car. I was in a side room when a policeman saw one young man and asked, 'What's he doing here?' He was an SDS leader. He ran out of the room. I got out through a fire escape and went to the police station and they hid me out that night at a professor's house. "IF THERE'S ANY problem on my own campus, I just call for two guards to escort me. There have been police stationed outside my classroom. "My wife is more apprehensive about this than I am, though. It's the nuts you have to worry about. You read about the mail bombs to Israeli diplomats. Whenever I get a peculiar package, I open it with caution. "When I was to address a group in a Berkeley synagogue, there were bomb threats. I parked my car fight out front. When I came out, all four tires were slashed. Brand new Michelins. And they broke the radio aerial. But my insurance took care of that." THE STORM CENTER of these incidents is a round- faced, slightly out-of-shape professor of educational psychology with a ruddy face and straight back dark hair that's getting gray at the temples. He is 49 years old. He doesn't smoke, never has, and likes an occasional bock beer. His only physical exercise is working out on a treadmill. "I hate it," he says, "but it gives me the most exercise in the shortest period of time. I also jog down the hill to the mail box." Even now, during his sabbatical, he picks up a completely laden carton of letters every day at his campus office. The thesis which he proposed, that blacks are intellectually inferior to whites, stirs continuing passion — mainly because it doesn't come from a hare-brained bigot (although he has been so accused) and because of its Implications that current federal programs to raise the educational level of black children are misdirected. 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