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19 October 2007

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Derrick from Philly

Well, this just reinforces the fact that one can be brilliant in a particular area in study/interest/avocation and yet be a complete idiot in another. There were brilliant Nazis who could watch a German Shepard rip apart a Jewish baby and afterwards go to lunch.

Derrick from Philly

"avocation" sorry. I usually don't make corrections, but after just "reading" this Ku Klux Klan bitch on Boykin's blog, well, I thought I should. And do you know the Nazi bitch had the nerve to "read" blacks for not using the "king's English" What fucking king? George Dumbya Bush II?

chris-leo

this is very disappointing to me, as he was more or less a personal hero of mine. i've enjoyed his many appearances on Charlie Rose, and i've always found him to be a gentle, grandfatherly man of reason. i had no idea this was underneath. i'm crestfallen.

Luther

He proves a point that I have long held, the "white" minority of the world continues as a whole to say people of color, and blacks in particular, with the exception of "honorary whites aka Asians" are of a lower IQ, and, this is just how most in this country feel from the White House to the house on Elm Street. And, these stereotypes perpetuate every level of society, except they usually are more careful not to discuss it in public, but do it in hiring, firing and every other realm of life.

So, I for one am glad that he was outed for his slip of the tongue, give me un-PC any day.

Jim

Gee, I work with white people every day, and I haven't noticed that they were particularly intelligent.

Franklyn Smith

That "science" has been discounted for decades. Shame on such a brilliant man.

Dave

I agree with all of the above comments,and this guy is definitely a reflection of white racist thinking. However in examining the state of Hip Hop which has devolved in to a gigantic step and fetch it show , with the pervasive thug worship and the blatant romanticization of prison culture among many of our African American youths. The so call explosion of the DL phenomenon fueled by African American writers, and film makers motivated by financial gain which has caused untold damage to the image of the African American male world wide, the exponential rate of increase in HIV infection in our African American communties,the countless unwed African American mothers rearing their children in poverty, the decline in the enrollment, and in the graduation rates of African American men from Colleges and Universities, and generally how African American's allow themselves to be portrayed on television, in print, and in the movies ( "The Monsters' Ball" ,"Who's your Caddy?", and "Soul Plane"). One cannot help but to believe that in someway we are working in a counter productive manner to help to supply fuel to these racist stereotypes about the collective African American intelligence? I mean is WDIGM the film making masterpiece that most African Americans are making it out to be? Why are more young African Americans desiring to be the next P. Diddy (or whatever he calls himself these days lol) or the next Beyonce (who by the way allegedly admitted to wishing she was Latino) instead of a doctor, lawyer, engineer, or school teacher? Makes me go hummmmmmmm.

Andy

Dave, all excellent points, however, one is not exactly spot on, Latina women have more kids out of wedlock than black women at this point.

"The Mexican American teen birthrate is 93 births per every 1,000 girls, compared with 27 births for every 1,000 white girls, 17 births for every 1,000 Asian girls, and 65 births for every 1,000 black girls."

Just wanted to clear that part up, its one of those myths that the right wing loves to perpetuate when they get going on out of wedlock births, and is no longer true, and, while still a major issue, not just one with black girls, its a societal one.

Dex123ter

Watson's statements are quite ignorant. This just comes to show how far we still have to go in race relations when you can still read and hear ignorance like this.

Dave

Hey Andy;

Thanks for the clarity, and as a blktino, and a mental health professional I am aware of the numbers of unwed Latina verse unwed black mothers lol. I mean how else could the Latinos replace African Americans as the largest minority group in this country? Someone is bumping uglies in the Latino community lol. I was not feeding into the negative stereotypes of black unwed mothers having the highest rates of all groups. I was just keeping my point of views restricted to the African American experience in order to maintain the consistency of my argument. Thanks for the sharing I appreciate the feedback.

timothy

Dave, not really sure what any of that has to do with genetic markers and inherent intelligence, but, you may want to look up illegitimate birth rates in Iceland, Demark and Norawy. They are among the highest in the world, if not THE highest.

Very advanced nations. Nordic ethniocity. Very high illegitimate birth rates. Shouild we assume they are "less intelligent"? Probably not.

ca

This is a ridiculous story. Thanks for pointing out that he has done this before.

Dave

Gee Tim:

If you read my post you would have understood my perspective.

timothy

Dave, I did read what you said.

Unfortunately, I'm all too familiar with black on black crime, miosogyny in hip hop, etc. But that has little correlation with genetic intelligence and that (correct me if I'm wrong) argument gives the other side ammunition, which is kind of what Rod was hinting at. That's one reason why I like this site, it goes beyond the usual "black folks, we have to do better" and tries to lead by example.

JD in Philly

Bringing the personal racist and homophobic traits of this man into light once again demonstrates how even a scientist can be a total ass when he uses opinion and not facts to base observations. Africans can't be too inferior since if it was not for Africans, NONE of us would be here! It is too bad. He could have been a champion for mankind, but instead is a small, ignorant looser.

notaracist

Blacks are not generally as intelligent as whites - let's stop pretending this is not true. Do your own research and stop buying into every bleeding heart liberal's wet dream: That we are all "equal". We are not.

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