Originally Posted by Chinaski
some are just naturally born smart
Aye . There is definitely an inherent, biological aspect (nature) to intelligence, and learning capacity.
Of course your upbringing, or "nurturing," if you will, plays a role as well.
If we were a true "color blind" country, and free of racism, then we wouldn't care what color people are who score the best; nor penalize those for being a certain race by not giving them what they earned.