Heritage Foundation jettisons white supremacist autthor of its immigration study


Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

Oh, like no one saw this coming. Heritage Foundation fellow Jason Richwine, who subcribes to the controversial "science" of hereditarianism and eugenics, long championed by white supremacists and segregationists, is out of a job today. Maybe the Aryan Nation or the KKK have a job opening.

Think Progress reports, Author Of Heritage Immigration Study Resigns Amid Racism Scandal:

Jason Richwine, a coauthor of the Heritage Foundation’s report on the
cost of the current immigration bill, has resigned after it emerged that
his graduate dissertation on immigration was premised on the idea that Latinos were less intelligent than whites.

The controversy, which began after The Washington Post’s Dylan Matthews unearthed the dissertation on Latino intelligence, forced the conservative think tank into emergency damage control for the remainder of the week, when it emerged that Richwine had ties to extreme anti-immigration groups. On Friday afternoon, Heritage announced that Richwine has resigned. Heritage’s statement:

Jason Richwine let us know he’s decided to resign from his position. He’s no longer employed by Heritage. It is our long-standing policy not to discuss internal personnel matters.

Richwine’s dissertation argued that immigration policy should
discriminate against low-IQ immigrants in immigration policy, but that
such discrimination should be masked in the language of “high skill” and
“low skill” immigration. The Heritage report, which had been widely
panned on both the left and right, argued that US immigration policy should encourage high-skill immigration into the United States.

Of course, the racist leader of the conservative media entertainment complex cult, Rush Limbaugh, was defending Jason Richwine today. Limbaugh: Heritage Immigration Study Co-Author's Work On Hispanics And IQ "Is Under Attack Because It Is Honest". Not the best choice of a character witness.