BLACKS BIOLOGICALLY LESS SMART PER WATSON’S CLAIM


Erle Frayne  Argonza

Good morning!

I just stumbled across a contentious and controversial news this morning that echoes back racialist theories that were declared obsolete even before World War II erupted. It has to do with the claim of Watson, one of USA’s biological stalwarts and Nobel Prize winner, contending that Blacks are inherently less smart than Whites.

The article was written by Henry Louis Gate Jr. and published at TheRoot.com. The article was sourced via the MSN news, and a portion reads as follows:

On Oct. 14, 2007, one of Watson’s former assistants, Charlotte Hunt-Grubbe, wrote an article  about him in London’s Sunday Times   that quoted him making racist comments about black people by suggesting there are inherent, unalterable biological differences in intelligence between black people and everyone else. The response was swift and impressively devastating. The father of DNA had spoken the unspeakable. Echoing racist remarks that have been used to justify the enslavement and colonization of black people since the Enlightenment (think Hume, Kant, Jefferson, Hegel), Watson’s comments implied that he believed that nature had created a primal distinction in intelligence and innate mental capacity between blacks and whites, which no amount of social intervention could ever change… [End of Quote]

Watson’s statement surely comes at a most perilous time, when fascism is on the upsurge. I need not even belabor the point that fascism and White supremacist groupthought go hand in hand. I just couldn’t believe that Watson has made an utterly irresponsible, despicable, racialist remark, but better that he spoke of his mind and feelings honestly than pretend to be otherwise.

As a social scientist, I’m aware of IQ and aptitude tests done by various behavioral experts in the USA comparing the intelligence of Whites, Blacks, Latinos and Asians in the USA. In the early 1990s, a group of behavioral scientists, led by sociologists, conducted a study across a very broad section of the population, using thousands of informants.

The results were stunningly revealing. And the inferential data could easily deconstruct and devastate any notion of White supremacy use genetics as the rationalization core. The results showed that indeed the Blacks, as well as the Latinos along with them, occupied the lowest rung of the IQ scale, and were 8 IQ points lower than the Whites; and, the Whites were lower by 8-10 IQ points compared to Asians.

To think that my own people (Filipinos) were derided as ‘monkeys with no tails’ and made into target shooting things by the conquering Anglo-Teutonic-Celtic Whites of the United States of America! And just some decades before America’s conquest of Manila, the Spanish friars derided our Indio natives (I’m 75% Indio blood) as ‘human-looking idiotic Things without souls’ whose only purpose was to give alms to the Church during masses!

The Blacks of America suffered enormous indignities and inhumane treatment from the Whites, this was put on the records well. But the Blacks should also expand their minds and recognize the fact that other peoples, including Asians, suffered in the hands of the White Man. And the wounds inflicted by cruelties of the Spaniards and Americans on our people when they occupied the islands (for 400 years!) remain with us till these days. The memory of all those abominable cruelties are still fresh among us patriots.

Blacks of America, don’t pay attention to the whimsical prejudices of a ‘has been’ scientist like Watson. But do pay attention to the madness that now pervades your private sphere, as this is the very source for White groupthought that translates to sociopathic feelings of terminating Blacks and Colored peoples en masse.

[Writ 03 June 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila]    

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