Kaukas, "Fund aids race-based intelligence studies, busing
foes," The Courier-Journal (Louisville) Sunday 16
foundation set up by a wealthy, reclusive New Yorker, who apparently
thought blacks genetically inferior to whites, has supported four
scientists whose research on intelligence has been criticized
from the same foundation, the Pioneer Fund, also has been used
to pay the expenses of anti-bussing leaders to attend symposiums
on "constructive alternatives to forced bussing."
symposiums were to stress "the genetic aspects of educability,"
according to letters accompanying the grants, which went to Ralph
Scott, a professor at the University of Northern Iowa...
a Pioneer funded symposium in Denver in August 1976, some of those
who attended formed the National Association for Neighborhood
Schools (NANS), a national anti-busing group.
who administered the Pioneer Fund grants is a NANS director and
was credited as the "father of NANS."
Pioneer provided more than $30,000 for the anti-busing symposiums,
according to University of Iowa officials.
Gregor got grants from the Pioneer of 15 hundred and 2 thousand
to study "Racist Thought in America."
said, "As far as getting money for research, I don't see
that there is any difference in getting it from Idi Amin as long
as Idi Amin doesn't have any control over my research or what
In answer to the same question put to Ralph Scott the next week
by the Evening Journal (Wilmington, Delaware) 10/21/77 p. 3:
for the Pioneer Fund" support Scott said, "I don't
see that there's any difference in getting the money from
Idi Amin as long as Idi doesn't have any control over what
I do with it."
Lykken in answer to the same question in 1984:
Lykken on the same question, 1984: "If you can find me
some rich villains that want to contribute to my research
- Khaddaffi, the Mafia, whoever - the worse they are, the
better I'll like it. I'm doing a social good by taking their
money... Any money of theirs that I spend in a legitimate
and honorable way, they can't spend in a dishonorable way."
Patricia Ohman "Do they get what they Pay for?"
(Minneapolis City Pages, 7 March 1984) p. 8.
Kaukas, Dick. "Fund aids race-based intelligence studies, busing foes." Courier-Journal. 16 Oct. 1977.