No, it’s not all biological, nor all environmental, but interplay between the two.

Beyond Highbrow - Robert Lindsay

‘Yes, Blacks on average have an inability to delay gratification’

Is there evidence for that? How do you test for it?

There has been something called the candy bar test that they do with young kids around age 6 or so. They have been doing it with White and Black kids since the 1960’s. The test says you can have one candy bar now or you can wait a week and get three candy bars, something along those lines. Well the White kids are much more likely to wait a week for the three bars and the Black kids are much more likely to say give me the candy bar now, screw waiting a week.

My understanding is that the test has been repeated numerous times with White and Black kids since the 1960’s, and the result every time is exactly the same. The test has also been done in…

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