Gordon Baum (founder), interview, January 1999

Gordon Baum
Racist

Asked if black people are intellectually inferior to white people: “My personal belief is that the overwhelming, almost unanimous belief of the professionals, the academia, if you will, in the field, say that is the case -- that there's a difference between black and white intelligence. My personal inclination is to believe that ‘The Bell Curve’ is not too far off the mark. You will have a hard time finding somebody in the field -- I'm a lawyer, I'm not a scientist or an applied psychologist or psychiatrist -- but you would have a difficult time finding anybody in academia who would dispute that. Try it.”Bob Herbert, “In America, Mr. Lott’s ‘Big Mistake,’” New York Times, January 7, 1999, http://www.nytimes.com/1999/01/07/opinion/in-america-mr-lott-s-big-mistake.html.

Gordon Baum
1999