Herrnstein and Charles MurrayNew York: Free Press, 1994.

In 1973, after my graduation, I entered Bell as a management trainee, determined to succeed. But believe me, there were many times when that success seemed elusive. Starting with my first week. A few days after I arrived, a senior executive addressed the new trainees. He announced that anyone who didn’t measure up would soon be looking for another job. That must have been an effective speech because the next morning I showed up early. During the ensuing months, I worked my butt off.

The normal distribution looks like a bell shaped curve.

Hence it is also known as normal curve of distribution.

After reading the article The Bell Curve, by Richard J.

These ex-monopolies have realized that the very concept of a captive territory for a given carrier is vanishing. In its place, we’re seeing local hubs in major cities, linked by international backbones. We’re witnessing the emergence of a world communications market dominated by a small number of players who can bundle a complete range of services. BCE wants to be among this select group. And, serving these players will be myriad small high-tech companies with expertise in developing cutting-edge solutions for any given sector. Bell Emergis is an excellent example of this kind of high-tech company, and Connected Capital Region an example of what’s possible.

Henderson, and Charles Murray, I was enraged.

Central to our progress is a major commitment to innovation. Over the past decade, we have spent $9 billion on research and development and we intend to keep spending more than a billion dollars a year over the next decade. At the same time, in our telecommunications service companies, we are investing heavily in these new technologies, new equipment and the delivery of new services. In 1992 in Bell Canada alone, we invested $2.7 billion. Finally, we are determined to sell and to source new products and services on a worldwide basis, adapted as need be to local circumstances and requirements.

Source: Charles Murray's speech at an  hosted by the Libertarian Party of Los Angeles County, 1997.

The myth of the bell curve has occupied a ..

AB - The central thesis of this essay is that The Bell Curve must be situated in the context of right-wing ideology, a changing political economy, and intellectual racism. I contend that the interplay between those who focus their research on the so-called genetic inferiority of some groups and the resultant policy recommendations coming from such arguments must be viewed in the context of racial stratification, gender inequality, class exploitation, and public discourse on who is intellectually able and who is not. Moreover, I contend that changes in cultural meanings and practices about intelligence are heavily constructed through racist science. That is, The Bell Curve is not simply another social science research tract but reflects the politics and ideological imperatives of intellectual racism. Given this, I attempt to move the discussion from a mild intellectual exchange about the “issues” of The Bell Curve to situating this work in social, political, and economic context. The Bell Curve is the latest expression of deeply rooted notions of superiority and inferiority in Western discourses on intelligence. Thus I employ a critical sociology of knowledge framework with an eye on generating a progressive counterresponse to the public reemergence of the intellectual racism expressed in The Bell Curve.

What does endorsing The Bell Curve entail?

Co-authors Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray reinstate the undisputed difference in mean IQ scores between the white European population of the United States and the African-American population.

Marilyn Elias, "Experts find fault with 'Bell Curve'" USA Today.





The story of how a scientifically unsound book like The Bell Curve bypassed the usual checks and balances of the scientific community reveals a great deal about how wealthy conservative businessmen are trying to create their own alternate .

Charles Murray Examines the White Working Class in …

N2 - The central thesis of this essay is that The Bell Curve must be situated in the context of right-wing ideology, a changing political economy, and intellectual racism. I contend that the interplay between those who focus their research on the so-called genetic inferiority of some groups and the resultant policy recommendations coming from such arguments must be viewed in the context of racial stratification, gender inequality, class exploitation, and public discourse on who is intellectually able and who is not. Moreover, I contend that changes in cultural meanings and practices about intelligence are heavily constructed through racist science. That is, The Bell Curve is not simply another social science research tract but reflects the politics and ideological imperatives of intellectual racism. Given this, I attempt to move the discussion from a mild intellectual exchange about the “issues” of The Bell Curve to situating this work in social, political, and economic context. The Bell Curve is the latest expression of deeply rooted notions of superiority and inferiority in Western discourses on intelligence. Thus I employ a critical sociology of knowledge framework with an eye on generating a progressive counterresponse to the public reemergence of the intellectual racism expressed in The Bell Curve.