Essay about Human Intelligence is not Based on Genes
Based on the article Our Human Diversity: The Case of Intelligence, the three features of children’s environments that affect their intelligence are poor prenatal care, malnutrition, and exposure to toxins. Prenatal care means a child could be physically and mentally harm in the womb if the mother does watch what she inhales or consumes. This includes contracting infections, doing drugs, expose to secondhand smoke, or regular alcohol consumptions. Due to remnants of segregation and racial discrimination, children of different ethnicity are often inflicted with malnutrition. This can mean in terms of food, education, encouragement by society, and intellectual opportunities. This can result in a score difference as high as 20 points. When a child is exposed to toxins, predominately the poor and minorities, it can damage the brain and nervous system. Even low levels toxins that are believed to be “safe” can affect a child’s aptitude to learn.
The study I found most compelling was in both articles, the story about the two soldiers during World War II; a black and white American soldier