“No one knows whether Hispanics will ever reach I.Q. parity with whites, but the prediction that new Hispanic immigrants will have low-I.Q. children and grandchildren is difficult to argue against. From the perspective of Americans alive today, the low average I.Q. of Hispanics is effectively permanent. ”—Jason Richwine, who joined the Heritage Foundation in 2012 as a senior policy analyst after receiving his doctorate in public policy from Harvard University in 2009, focused his dissertation, “I.Q. and Immigration Policy,” on his view that the lower intelligence of immigrants should be considered when drafting immigration policy.
“Many of the women sterilized in California were of Mexican origin, came from families disrupted by trans-border migratory patterns and had limited access to education. Mexican parents of sterilized minors were the most vocal opponents of eugenic sterilization—they took to the courts, the Mexican consulate and the Catholic Church to voice their opposition.”—
This isn’t surprising, and it joins evidence of disproportionate sterilization of black and American Indian women for many, many decades. Still, it’s good that researchers have gone through the records and have definitive evidence. Also great that they’re going to “create a large-scale digital archive to make this history widely available.”