This report would be hilarious, if it wasn't so totally pathetic:
(Reuters) - A murder in the neighborhood can significantly knock down a child's score on an IQ test, even if the child did not directly witness the killing or know the victim, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.I hope the so called professor is mocked and ridiculed across the Internet, he certainly deserves to be for producing such a transparently politically correct piece of rubbish.
The findings have implications both for crime control efforts and for the heavy reliance on standardized tests, said New York University sociology professor Patrick Sharkey, who conducted the study.
They can also explain about half the achievement gap between blacks and whites on such tests, he reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
"It means being more aware of the potential for violence to have a reach that extends beyond just those victimized and those who witness a violent event, to reach across a community and affect all children in a community," Sharkey said in a telephone interview............................click here to continue reading this total unadulterated twaddle
Sadly there will be people who will pretend to believe stuff like this.