The composite SAT score gap between Asians and whites exploded from being virtually non-existent to being almost the same size as that between whites and blacks.

It's the gap that no one talks that much about (it's less incendiary) but may end up being every bit as impactful.
It's easily explainable: Positive selection in Asian immigration means that Asian immigrants today (many of whom emigrate to the US to work in tech) tend to come from their nations' cognitive elites (this is particularly true of Indians & ethnic Chinese).
This was not the case until about twenty or thirty years ago, and only really began accelerating over the last decade.
It's been brought to my attention that the creator of the graph later made an adjustment to it, which narrowed the Asian-white gap slightly from what you see in the graph above.

(h/t @arjendre)
The graph has little meaning for the race & IQ debate because Asian immigration brings in immigrants that don't even begin to reflect the distribution of IQ in their home countries. (Especially the case for Indians.) It's a grossly unrepresentative sample.
In addition, the College Board category "Asians" has almost zero relevance to IQ research on population groups. Pakistanis and Koreans, for example, are not a coherent taxonomic category for such research.
Pronoun person sees a graph of mean SAT scores based on College Board data, and reflexively burps out ,"Race science," but in his excitement somehow forgets to mention calipers or eugenics or Nazis.

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