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Black Children With The Highest IQ'S 

Updated: Aug 25, 2023

Ramarni Wilfred, a British teenager, has an IQ score higher than Einstein’s, Hawking’s, and even Bill Gates’. Ramarni achieved a 162 on his intelligence quotient test. The 16-year-old east London schoolboy is one of the 50 world smartest teens and was only 10 years old when he wrote a paper on the philosophy of fairness, and his unusually high essay score qualified him to take an IQ test at Birkbeck University. At just four years old, New Orleans native Anala Beevers possessed an IQ over 145. By 10 months old she could identify and point to each letter of the Alphabet. Reportedly by 18 months, Anala was reciting numbers in both Spanish and English and by her fifth birthday she could recite the name of every North American state on the map, as well as every capital. Four-year-old schoolgirl, Alannah George is UK’s second youngest Mensa member with an IQ score of 140. She is obsessed with words and numbers and taught herself how to read before even starting school. George prefers reciting the alphabet and times tables than singing nursery songs.

There is a long history of research on high IQ black children. Some of the earliest studies were conducted by Lewis Terman, who identified over 1,500 gifted children in the early 1900s. Terman's study found that black children were just as likely as white children to be gifted, but they were less likely to be identified as such. This pattern has persisted in more recent research. For example, a study by the National Association for Gifted Children found that black children are only half as likely as white children to be identified for gifted programs. There are a number of possible explanations for this discrepancy. One possibility is that black children are less likely to be referred for testing. Another possibility is that black children are more likely to be misidentified as having learning disabilities. Whatever the reason, it is clear that black children are underrepresented in gifted programs. This is a problem because gifted programs can provide valuable opportunities for academic enrichment and social and emotional development. There are a number of things that can be done to address this problem. One important step is to increase awareness of the issue among educators and policymakers. Another step is to provide more training on how to identify gifted black children. Finally, we need to make sure that gifted programs are welcoming and inclusive of all students. Here are some additional examples of high IQ black children: * Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005): Chisholm was the first black woman elected to Congress and the first black woman to run for president of the United States. She was also a gifted mathematician and scientist. * Mae Jemison (born 1956): Jemison was the first black woman to travel in space. She is also a physician and engineer. * Barack Obama (born 1961): Obama was the first black president of the United States. He is also a gifted writer and orator. * Malala Yousafzai (born 1997): Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education. She was the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. * Stephen Curry (born 1988): Curry is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors. He is considered one of the greatest shooters in NBA history. These are just a few examples of the many high IQ black children who have made significant contributions to society. It is important to remember that intelligence is not limited to any one race or ethnicity. All children, regardless of their background, have the potential to be gifted.