Monday, November 17, 2008

Smarter white states trending Democratic?   posted by Razib @ 11/17/2008 05:15:00 PM

That's what the The Audacious Epigone concludes (based in part on a post of mine). This is a hobby-horse of Half Sigma's. He's not the only one who has observed the alliance between Whiter People and minorities; roughly the highest and lowest socioeconomic strata. Historically and internationally this is not too surprising a coalition, though from what I recall during the French revolution the nobility and religious peasantry of the Vendee were allied on reactionary grounds against the radical bourgeoisie in the middle. Perhaps a better analog might be the relationship between the anti-clerical intelligentsia and proletariat against the traditionalist middle class in some European countries. Also, pooling the whole white population without regard to geography, the intelligence difference is not large, if it exists, when it comes to political ideology.