Mismeasurement of the Somali

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  1. Thegoodshepherd

    Thegoodshepherd Galkacyo iyo Calula dhexdood Staff Member Moderator

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    Not a medical school. They just call it a medical academy for stupid reasons. It is a totally normal high school.
     
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    I went to higher ground back in the old days , good thing I got out of there
     
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    Thegoodshepherd Galkacyo iyo Calula dhexdood Staff Member Moderator

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    Both Higher Ground and Ubah outperform a lot of schools, even those in the suburbs. They are average schools, but they are both almost 100% Somali and that is something.

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    @Thegoodshepherd good work, but I'm more surprised that you and others even took the 68 IQ thing seriously to begin with. The Average Somali IQ I would estimate to be around 90.
     
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    Without fobs and salafis, probably 100.
     
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    Thegoodshepherd Galkacyo iyo Calula dhexdood Staff Member Moderator

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    I don't know why I took it seriously tbh. Actual IQs in Somalia are probably very low because of malnutrition, mid 70s if I had to guess. But, the average IQs of Somalis born in the west are in the mid 80s to low 90s.
     
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  8. Yonis

    Yonis Puntland Youth Organiser FDK Visionary VIP

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    This pretty much proves the 68 figure is complete horseshit :sass1:
     
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    Yonis Puntland Youth Organiser FDK Visionary VIP

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    Also this should be a sticky thread, we can't just have this thread floating around
     
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  10. Yonis

    Yonis Puntland Youth Organiser FDK Visionary VIP

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    wtf happened in 2016, there was a significant dip in maths proficiency

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    DuctTape I have an IQ of 300

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    It's honestly immediately apparent that 68 is a bullshit IQ.
    Without even going into how it is objectively false (blame the guy who "collected" the IQ results for Somalia), 68 is below 70, which would make the average Somali legally have the status of someone with substantial cognitive impairment. Basically, you're past borderline - you're mentally retarded.
    And we all know that's complete bullshit. This meme IQ of 68 that's thrown around as if it's a fact just makes the person who believes it look like they have an IQ of 68, lol.
     
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    Recent immigrants/refugees tend to work harder academically at school
     
  13. MadNomad

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    What makes these figures interesting is that these Somalis are not highly selected for. It's a pretty random sample size, which makes it all the more impressive. The 68 IQ meme needs to die, it's clearly bunk.
     
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    Yonis Puntland Youth Organiser FDK Visionary VIP

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    Again this thread should be sticky @Bohol @Kaleel @AbdiJew lets not forget this thread make it sticky in development section or something. One of the most eye opening threads for sure
     
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    We perform higher than American and Latino Americans, yet our IQ is apparently 68

    just lolz
     
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    MadNomad As i live and breathe

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    There's also some schools in London where Somalis preform above the national average. Now keep in mind that these other African groups are merit based migrants (aka brain drain) while Somalis are not.

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  17. Yonis

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    Also notice the increase in performance throughout the late 2000s It was pretty bad back in 2007
     
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  18. MadNomad

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    Good point. Whatever caused that increase, i'm hoping the trend continues. The main point either way is that these kinds of stats should be impossible coming from a group with 68 IQ. I'm thinking it's closer to 90, maybe late 80s.

    They should IQ test somalis in the west so that we can get rid of that bogus figure. It's all over the internet at this point, tainting our name. :farmajoyaab:
     
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    There are 100% Somali schools in Minnesota? :damn:
     
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  20. fuad

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    I never believed the average IQ of Somalis was 68

    I also believe with the right education, upbringing and environment, they can be one of the most capable people in the world. They have a good genetic intellectual potential, but its never realised because of various circumstantial factors. Also, some cultural issues, which can be overcome with the right education.

    But having read through, the comments on Somali social media, Somali content on the internet, political views Somali people hold and how its expressed and the basis for holding them, am not very optimistic about the future.
     
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