• Nobel Scientist James Watson Has Been Stripped of His Honorary Titles Over Racist Remarks About Genetics

    6 days ago - By Fortune

    Nobel Prize-winning American scientist James Watson-who, with his partner Francis Crick, identified the double-helix structure of DNA-has been stripped of his honorary titles over racist comments in a PBS documentary that aired earlier this month.
    Watson previously made anti-black comments to Britain's Sunday Times newspaper in 2007, and claimed that genetics cause a difference in intelligence between black people and white people, a common talking point among white supremacist figures and groups.
    The scientist was relieved of his administrative duties at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory over...
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