James Watson’s racism is a product of his time — but that doesn’t excuse it (Opinion) – CNN


(Joseph Graves is Professor of Biological Studies at the Joint School for Nanoscience and Nanoengingeering, administered by both North Carolina A&T State University (HBCU) and UNC Greensbroro)

(CNN)90-year-old Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson is not alone in his racist thinking. In a recent PBS film, Watson alleges that, because of genes, white and black people have different intellectual capacities. You can guess who he thinks is dumber.

[Watson’s] PBS claims weren’t his first bigoted statements. He has routinely reiterated the views of 19th and early 20th century “race science,” which is premised on the idea that different races of humans exist and that their inborn (genetic) qualities determine their intelligence and ability to create and sustain great civilizations…

Read more — https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/15/opinions/james-watson-not-alone-in-racist-thinking-graves/index.html

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