Yes, there is an actual genetic propensity for Black people to have lower IQs. This is common knowledge. Asians have the highest IQs\, followed by Whites... Hundreds of studies support these findings. That in no way implies that all black people are stupid or that they all have lower IQs. We are talking...
Best answer: Yes, there is an actual genetic propensity for Black people to have lower IQs. This is common knowledge. Asians have the highest IQs\, followed by Whites... Hundreds of studies support these findings. That in no way implies that all black people are stupid or that they all have lower IQs. We are talking about statistical averages.
This may be a contributing factor to their violent natures. Colin Flaridy: Don't Make the Black Kids Angry, is a very good book on Black Violence throughout the USA.
One of the biggest problems in the Black Community is that if someone does well, they are viewed as an "Uncle Tom" an "Oreo: Black on the outside and white on the inside," by their own subculture. It is not only difficult for black people to be successful in a white world but it is twice as difficult when other black people ridicule them for their success.
Now as far as OJ, Bill Cosby, Michael Jackson et al... There is no denying that they are all role models gone bad. We can add Tyson, Michael Jordan, Red Fox, and quite a few others. They are certainly out there if you look for them. But lets get real, Have you looked at Hillary Clinton's past, Clinton is getting BJs in the White house and lying about it. Paris Hilton? Charlie Chapman and his molestation of young girls. Jerry Lee Louis another Pedophile. Catholic Priest Pedophiles and the fact that over 50% of all Catholic priests are gay (do a google search), There are hundreds of similar examples on the white side of the world.
I think when it comes to extremely successful people who earn a lot of money suddenly, you have to look beyond the color of the skin. Muhammad Ali was a wonderful person. I met him several times. His TV persona was nothing like the man. He was kind, generous, and really loved and enjoyed life. I will not give anyone Martin Luther King Jr. The man was an idiot who cheated at the university and had all sorts of other problems. He came along with the right message at the right time and got flung into fame, but was not a nice man at all.
Whether or not you like Obama, he is intelligent, articulate, and a fantastic role model. Neil deGrasse Tyson appears to be a fantastic human being. No one can deny the success of Oprah Winfrey. Other mentionables include ...
Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong
Charley Pride (It took courage to be a country singer in the 70's if you weren't white)
Gen. Colin Powell
George Washington Carver
In the end, I don't think we can call this one, a black thing. There are other areas that are problems in the black community. But the black people do not have a monopoly on bad behavior or extreme antics when it comes to being successful and having money.