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are South east Asians really that intelligent? how intelligent compared to Africans? why?

I was watching a documentary on people from places like Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Maylasia, and the people seemed really (how to put it best in English, very "basic', 'simple" types. not very intelligent. but I have heard that they are. or maybe that was the people in china or Chinese living in these regions?

how compared to Africans/

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  • 9 months ago
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    If you talk to any African or SE Asian you'll realize they aren't stupid. It doesn't matter if you read somewhere that their IQs were lower than those of whites or certain East Asians. The fact is that they have the same cognitive abilities as any other human, and their life experiences are basically identical to those of people from anywhere else. You may argue that they're poor and don't understand technology, yet people in Europe lived in similar conditions only 2,000 years ago. An African or SE Asian raised in any "developed" country will behave exactly the same as a local.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    If you look at lists of US scholarship and academic winners, the names you are seeing are not old family American names.

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  • Robin
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    9 months ago

    all those people are oriental and not asian

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    no south east asia is poor like africa.

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