Asian-Americans score well on standardized tests. This is both a stereotype and the truth. So schools that admit primarily on standardized tests and grades tend to have a lot of Asians. In California where a voter initiative outlawed racial preferences in admission, nearly half the undergraduates at the top public universities, UC-Berkeley and UCLA, are now Asians. Stuyvesant High School, an elite public high school in New York City which is a feeder school for top colleges and universities, admits exclusively on test performance.
The Asian Advantage
Statistics Show IQ Disparities Between Races. Here's What That Really Means
Jews in America and Britain have an overall IQ mean somewhere between a half and a full standard deviation above the mean, with the source of the difference concentrated in the verbal component. Why should one particular tribe at the time of Moses, living in the same environment as other nomadic and agricultural peoples of the Middle East, have already evolved elevated intelligence when the others did not? At this point, I take sanctuary in my remaining hypothesis, uniquely parsimonious and happily irrefutable. The Jews are God's chosen people. Murray,
Race and intelligence
Why is African IQ so low compared to Asians and whites? First a disclaimer: There is no such thing as biological race; it is a social invention. For practical purposes I write as if race is real to facilitate communication, but it is not.
Census data show that Americans of Asian heritage earn more than other groups, including whites. Asian-Americans also have higher educational attainment than any other group. Just look at Asian-Americans.