More "movement" lies.
The following is reproduced from Richard Lynn's Pseudoscience:
Another oft-quoted statistic online is that in the late 1980s/early 1990s, the Italian-American high-school drop-out rate was the third highest in NYC, behind Blacks and Hispanics. This, allegedly, is linked to the low IQ of these southern-Italian descended people. If we look at the data (here), it is true that in, for example, 1988, the NYC high-school drop out rate for Italian-Americans was indeed the third highest behind Blacks and Hispanics. However, the Italian-American rate of 20.6% was only marginally higher than that of non-Italian Whites at 18.5%. Further, this “White” group presumably included high-achieving Jews, a group not noted for “school drop outs.” Most likely, the Italian-American drop-out rate in 1988 NYC was no higher than that of other gentile Whites. More importantly, moving forward to 2000, the NYC high school drop-out rate for Italian-Americans was now 8.63%, lower than that of the non-Italian Whites (12.13%) and also lower than that of Asians at 11.10%. Consider again that the non-Italian white group almost certainly includes Jews; this would suggest that the Italian-American drop-out rate in 2000 was considerably lower than that of other White gentiles. Did Italian-American IQ suddenly rise from 1988 to 2000? Or, are these proxy measurements of educational attainment not the best evaluation of “g?”
Comment: The "oft-quoted statistic" was being so quoted by Type I "movement" Nordicists. Once again, we see that Der Movement is, virtually by definition, fundamentally dishonest, and, as well, obsessed with Italians, in a purely negative sense (there is a reason I call them feishists and why Sallis' Law exists).