chapter  10
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Race and IQ 1969±2010: still an undead controversy?

I am leaving this chapter pretty much as it originally stood, and some sentences should perhaps now be read in the past tense. This is mainly because I feel its tone, now striking me as akin to John Cleese's in the famous `Dead Parrot' sketch, may have some historical interest in its own right, as well as continuing to express my general view of the issue. Given current theoretical and research interest trends within Psychology, along with its internationalisation and ever-broadening demographic character, I cannot easily envisage circumstances facilitating the topic's revival on a broad scale arising in the near future, and certainly not in the same racialist terms. So, I am, notwithstanding the dogged persistence of the leading advocates of race differences in IQ in the United States, rather more relaxed about the issue.