Yesterday, I found an interesting post on the Blogsphere to which my first respond was.. You got to be shitting me.
From AmericaFarm, A post titled Everyone is entitled to his opinion:
”…James Watson, a Nobel Prize winner for his part in the unraveling of DNA who now runs one of America’s leading scientific research institutions, drew widespread condemnation for comments he made ahead of his arrival in Britain today for a speaking tour at venues including the Science Museum in London.
The 79-year-old geneticist reopened the explosive debate about race and science in a newspaper interview in which he said Western policies towards African countries were wrongly based on an assumption that black people were as clever as their white counterparts when “testing” [EVIDENCE] suggested the contrary. He claimed genes responsible for creating differences in human intelligence could be found within a decade.
At first was quite sure if this Blogger I wasn’t Actually agreeing with this guy or trying to be cute…
Dr Watson told The Sunday Times 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 there was a natural desire that all human beings should be equal but “people who have to deal with black employees find this not true”.
You got to be shitting me.. this guy is a Dr? Time to take away his license and his instruments before he hurts himself.
The Blogger ended his rant and confirmed his sympathy for Dr.Watson:
Human Rights Commissions everywhere immediately leaped into action, hoping to shut up Dr. Watson and his all too human opinions. It is expected he will be made to crawl, because Dr. Watson has thought bad thoughts, and said “Nyaah, nyaah, nyaah” to equality. Old crackpots from the Age of Meritocracy often have a sick need to do this and it is extremely offensive.
All the little animals in Americafarm should know by now, the only permitted answer when asked your opinion about race, gender, lifestyle choice, religious beliefs, etc. is “WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE? IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE, NONE WHATSOEVER!”
Still not quite sure if the blogger was hater of the equality or just an smart ass, I left a comment only trashing the statements of the Dr. I -need- a -vacation -and- a -nap Watson::
Everyone is entitled to their opinion And my opinion is that you have to be a hateful ignorant bigot to claim any association between race and intelligence. Anyone with a high school education should know the race is a Social not a biological concept. My DNA as a Black person, My Brain as a Black person is no different than Dr. Watson… so how exactly how does my race lower my intelligence. When there is Scientifically one race: the human race. Yes, there are cultural differences between people. But when a person from one culture evaluates another person of another culture by their own cultural standards… well, there is bound to be a sense of superiority.. a False one!
What I should have wrote was… Thanks Goddess for the Blatant racism of Dr.Watson. There is nothing more hurtful than subtle bigotry which allows us to forget the real world we are living in. Too many people out there are cozy in their illusion that racism and oppression are a thing of the past. Subtle racism allows us to forget there is much more work to do. We can pat ourselves on the back saying to ourselves, “ the world is changing, Society is changing.“ So, Thank Goddess for in- your_ face racists like Dr. Watson who forces us to look at ourselves. Watson is a product of our society. A society that we all contribute to and created. The fact, that he exists forces us to acknowledge we have more work to do.. not just changing our world but also ourselves.