Education: BLACK QUESTIONS FOR WHITEY

MOST testmakers conceded that their own cultural backgrounds impose a distinct bias on their questions. Arguing that all U.S. employment and IQ tests reflect the culture of white, middle-class America, Negro Sociologist Adrian Dove, 33, a program analyst for the U.S. Budget Bureau, devised his own quiz. Wryly known as the "Soul Folk Chitlings Test," it is cast with a black, rather than a white, bias. Some of his 30 black imponderables prove extremely difficult for Whitey: 1) Whom did "Stagger Lee" kill (in the famous blues legend)? a) His mother, b) Frankie,...

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