Thursday, October 18, 2007

Blacks Are Members of the Less Intelligent Race... per respected scientist and Nobel Prize winner James Watson. Watson made less than subtle comments regarding the intelligence of Black people in a recent interview with The Sunday Times, stating that he was “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa” because “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours - whereas all the testing says not really." He said he hoped that everyone was equal, but countered that “people who have to deal with black employees find this not true”. Watson's arguments were described in a 3-page article on the UK Times Online magazine website. What is most concerning about this story is the fact that these baseless and ignorant statements were made by a respected geneticist who was a recepient of one the greatest academic honors.

For someone that is to be of the more intelligent race, I find this scientist's argument groundless and based on unsubstantiated evidence. What are the "tests" that he references that prove his stance? How does his belief explain the genius of historic and contemporary Black pioneers -- Dr. Benjamin Carson, George Washington Carver, and the builders of the Egyptian pyramids, just to name a few?

But what do I know, I am a member of the less intelligent race, right? To read the complete article, see the related link

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