LEES HET HIER.
"The racism of intelligence is the means through which the members of the dominant class aim to produce a 'theodicy of their own privilege', as Weber puts it, in other words a justification of the social order that they dominate. It is what causes the dominant class to feel justified in being dominant: they feel themselves to be essentially superior. Every racism is an essentialism, and the racism of intelligence is the form of sociodicy characteristic of a dominant class whose power is partly based on possession of 'titles' which, like educational qualifications, are presumed to be guarantees of intelligence, and which, in many societies, even for access to positions of economic power, have taken the place of earlier titles such as titles of property and of nobility."
"Why now this new upsurge of IQ racism? Perhaps a good number of teachers and intellectuals who have been hit head-on by the crisis of the educational system are more inclined to express or tolerate the
expression in the crudest forms of what was previously a discreet high-table élitism. But we also need to ask why the impulse that leads to IQ racism has also increased. I think it's largely due to the fact that
fairly recently the educational system found itself confronted with almost unprecedented problems due to the arrival of people who lacked the socially constituted dispositions that it tacitly demands."