You would think that being a Nobel Laureate implies that you are an individual with above average intelligence and ethics. But James Watson has proven that statement as absolutely false. Spewing some of the same racist rhetoric as the likes of Margaret Sanger, Winston Churchill, Alexander Graham Bell and Adolph Hitler, James Watson showed us all that he is nothing more than a Eugenics spouting nut. In the infamous interview by the Times Online he is spouting statements dealing with the inferiority of “darker” races, that employers see that all people are not equal referring to Blacks and the fact that he wants to recruit Blacks but “there’s no one to recruit.”
Now the racist rambling of some lab hermit scientist really does not register too high on my racist meter yet, this is a different case since this hermit also happens to be a Nobel Prize winner for helping to discover the double helix in DNA. This gives what he says more weight; therefore people with the White mindset all over the world listen to this man and use his words to give their own racism credibility. Pull yourself up by your boot straps White people tell the Black community constantly, yet a lot of those same Whites who give credence to this scientist are the same racists who are supposed to be color blind employers willing to hire those same Black people. Well I guess that a lot of Black boot straps have just been cut thanks to Mr. Watson.
People are already coming out in droves to say things such as he must have been misquoted or since he could not believe that he said such things maybe the journalist lied. Well they have the whole interview on tape so no one lied and he was not misquoted nor misunderstood. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist, a scientist in the study of DNA nor a MENSA member to know that this man is a racist. Freedom of speech is what one person yelled, which I don’t understand how that is relevant. No one said he couldn’t say what he did, he had every right to say it, but that doesn’t mean that people have to like it.
People have called for his apology and of course he gave it without one bit of hesitation saying that he was mortified by the imbroglio. But what is it going to accomplish asking for an apology or him giving it? Is it going to take away the smug content of racists who undoubtedly stand firm behind his statements, I think not. I understand that people will say that those smug racists people are just ignorant. But that is no consolation to the many people who are, will be and have been maligned by them. Unfortunately, these so called ignorant racists are actually the hordes of allegedly upstanding White mindset individuals who are in the majority and holding all the cards.
I am not shocked by the statements and certainly not surprised that another White person has come out to slander the Black community as this seems to be an American staple. We will always have our Johnny Come Lately victims of racism such as the Jihad screaming Arabs/Muslims and Hispanics who are seen as nothing more than border jumping illegal aliens, but the Black community has never fallen off the racist’s axis of inferiority list. As far as I know we are the only permanent list entry, everyone else seems to enter the list only to be relinquished later such as the Irish or Italians. This is just more vilification of the Black person that has served as a reminder of our original position here in this country. The little regard that is given to Blacks makes me wonder why anyone would be surprised by anything that Whites say or do when Blacks are the topic.