Originally Posted by Arkie
I wouldn't say that racists are less intelligent, just more ignorant. Racism comes from the lower class. The kids on the bus were always more racist. The black kids were dropped off in the ghetto. The white kids got off at the trailer park. Kids such as txteebs have a stronger sense of tribalism.
That has been my personal experience, though they are not mutually exclusive.
To OTM's point, these studies appear to be discussing white racists. However, I wouldn't expect the results to differ regardless the racial origins.
Interestingly, these studies have been going on for at least 50 years.
The average IQ of racists is up to 4 IQ points less than this (Montagu 1952 & 1988, Allport 1946, Frenkel-Brunswick and Sanford 1945). The reasons this is
true are not entirely clear. Does racism attract the unintelligent or do the unintelligent default into racist mentalities? An exploration of this
phenomenon can be most informative.