Race and Intelligence: Science's Last Taboo

David Hickman (Producer)

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This feature-length documentary followed Somali-born journalist Rageh Omaar through forbidden territory – but one still inhabited largely by small groups of university academics whose allegiances to ideas about racial hierarchies of intelligence remain strong. Omaar encounters the related problem of a liberal refusal to engage in the debate, and discusses one of the social consequences of this stand-off – that the educational underachievement of large numbers of black students in the US (and to an extent in the UK) is swept under the carpet. I directed produced, co-wrote and photographed the film.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationChannel Four
PublisherChannel Four
Media of outputTelevision Programme
Size1 hr 15 mins
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2009


  • Race
  • Intelligence
  • IQ

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