I am a very young African American boy with an IQ of 152 what should I do? by Tony Garcia
Answer by Tony Garcia:
When and where were you tested, and by whom? Depending upon who administered the test, you may need to do nothing at all.
I was given a couple of IQ tests in elementary school but one, given to me at the age of nine, stands out.
I was summoned from my class by my elementary school’s vice principal. In her office I was introduced to a man whom, I was told, represented the city’s efforts to identify “gifted and talented” children.
In those days, certain so-called “underprivileged” children—a euphemism then for Black children; today they are referred to as “inner-city youth”—were sought out by elite private schools in New York City and New England.
There may have been only a handful of students of color on their campuses back in the day—during one semester, I was the only non-White student at my school—but that was enough for these elite schools to profess how progressive they were to the media and to their liberal supporters.
A few weeks later I took the IQ test. Not long after that came letters and telephone calls, to my school and my family, congratulating me on my score and asking if I was interested in attending their specific schools.
I don’t know if the process of identifying and recruiting bright young children still holds. But if it does, consider whatever opportunites come your way as a gateway to a world full of new challenges, new experiences and new friends.
Good luck to you.