Stories like this are why I have taken to “exposing” anti-immigrant and anti-illegal immigrant groups who choose to make derogatory statements towards others. However, I guess the ramifications are only proportional to your celebrity. James Watson is now feeling the sting of the comments he made about Africans though when I quote a comment from someone stating Mexicans are stupid, fat, ugly, or any thing else derogatory people (of the same mindset as the person quoted, I’m sure) seem to come to their defense.
It is obvious, by this story, that most people will not accept these crass comments about groups of people. Therefore I would not be doing my job on this blog if I did not expose the prejudice and racism exhibited by these groups.
‘Race row’ Nobel winner suspended
LONDON, England (CNN) — Nobel laureate biologist James Watson was suspended Friday from his longtime post at a research laboratory and canceled his planned British book tour after controversial comments that black people are not as intelligent as white people.
James Watson won the 1962 Nobel prize for discovering the structure of DNA.
Watson has apologized for the controversial remarks.
He failed to appear to a book signing at a London bookshop Friday afternoon, and organizers of his planned Sunday evening talk at Newcastle’s Center for Life said they had been informed Watson would not appear because he was already on a flight home to the States.
The board of trustees at New York’s Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, which Watson has led for nearly four decades, said they had suspended his administrative responsibilities pending a review of his comments.