‘Welcome To The Dark-Skinned Ones’

One Sabbath, I joined a Sephardic kiddush (snacks).

One Sephardi looked at me, smiled, and said, “Welcome to the dark-skinned ones.”

The average Ashkenazi IQ is around 112 while the average Sephardi IQ is about 95, lower than the white average of 100.

Almost all of the famous and high-achieving Jews of the past 200 years have been Ashkenazi. All of Israel’s prime ministers have been Ashkenazi. Jewish Nobel prize winners are almost always Ashkenazi.

Ashkenazi Jews hail from Germany and they tend to be pale, often more pale than the average European. Sephardi Jews hail from Spain and often lived in the Middle East for generations. They tend to a darker skin color than whites and they often look more like Arabs (and behave more like Arabs) than like Ashkenazi Jews. Sephardic Jews have a higher crime rate than Ashkenazi Jews and they have higher rates of addiction and other forms of dysfunction. The difference between Sephardim and Ashkenazim is not as large as the difference between black and white, but it is about 50% as large.

Skin color usually portends average predispositions and abilities. Nature has color-coded people so that we can more easily make wise decisions about who to trust. We will generally feel more comfortable around those who are like us genetically.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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