White Scientist Who Said Blacks Are Less Intelligent Has Black Genes 3


You can’t make stuff like this up. Nobel prize winning white scientist James Watson who claimed that black Africans were less intelligent than whites, according to the Independent,

has a DNA profile with up to 16 times more genes of black origin than the average white European.

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An analysis of the genome of James Watson showed that 16 per cent of his genes were likely to have come from a black ancestor of African descent. By contrast, most people of European descent would have no more than 1 per cent.

16 Times more black genes. Hmmm.

This level is what you would expect in someone who had a great-grandparent who was African,” said Kari Stefansson of deCODE Genetics, whose company carried out the analysis. “It was very surprising to get this result for Jim.

I’ll bet Jim was even more suprised. To make it even more interesting, James Watson (along with Francis Crick, and Maurice Wilkins) won the nobel prize for discovering the double helix structure of DNA.

Watson apologized for his remarks about blacks in October.


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3 thoughts on “White Scientist Who Said Blacks Are Less Intelligent Has Black Genes

  • Adria Richards

    This excerpt from the article regarding another statement James Watson made shows deeply ingrained sweeping beliefs about a person based on their color. This is no different than how women are percieved and treated.

    Excerpt – CNN.com/europe
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    “Watson also asserted there was no reason to believe different races separated by geography should have evolved identically, and he said that while he hoped everyone was equal, “people who have to deal with black employees find this is not true.”
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    I always like to point out the cool things about being a Brown person, especially the many genetic benefits regarding health. The most recent was that during the time of epidemic polio infections in the early 20th century, white children were up to 300 times more likely to become infected.

    My grandfather was a sharecropper and my great grandfather was a slave. My great grand mother was Native American and my mother who is Jewish, had grandparents who left everything behind when they immigrated in the late 19th century. I’m proud to be a part of each of these because they bring me hope, resilience, creativity and spiritual strength in my daily life. All have been persecuted for their beliefs in a country “built” on “freedom of religion”. Each has contributed to my intelligence.

    I think White men who make statements like this lack empathy and depth in their feelings. Suffering to them may be skipping a meal, seeing their team lose a football game or envy of their neighbor in the race to own more power tools. I don’t really know because I’m not a White man.

    Whether it’s Don Ismus calling Black women “”Nappy Headed Hoes” or former education secretary and drug czar (under Regan and Bush Senior), William Bennet, saying “If you wanted to reduce crime, you could, if that were your sole purpose; you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down.” racism in America is still going strong.

    Until people who are White sit down and have real talks with people who are not White, they will continue to project these thoughts and create policies to enforce them basically destroying the chances of many young folks of color to discover “the american dream”. Very much like trying to get into a row boat but someone keeps pushing your head underwater. You’re not swimming and you’re not drowning but you are getting tired…

    My IQ was tested in November 2006 on the WAIS IQ test and I came in at 130. People judge other people by the following: Good or Bad, Smart or Dumb, Beautiful or Ugly. Color and gender is simply used to group more people together into one of those.