Race and Intelligence: Science’s Last Taboo

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In 2007, Nobel Prize winning US scientist James Watson was quoted referring to research suggesting that black people were less intelligent than other races.

Although he apologised for the offence he caused, his public engagements were cancelled and he left his British speaking tour in disgrace.
Meanwhile, right wing websites hailed him as the new Galileo – a martyr to political correctness that was concealing the fact that there is indeed evidence that shows different races score differently in IQ tests. But are the tests biased? Is race really a scientific category ?

In this documentary, part of the season Race: Science’s Last Taboo, Rageh Omaar sets out to find out the truth, meeting scientists who believe the research supports the view that races can be differentiated as well as those who vehemently oppose this view.

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  • j

    As to a comment in the 4th part, when you search American Family, the very first photo is of a black family…

  • Mike

    there may be an intelligence difference between races, if there is it is not something to be ashamed of but it would need to be dealt so that people could get along and fully understand each other

  • Chris

    Everyone is part Cherokee! … even my dog is part Cherokee. I like that T-shirt though! …with the four primitive stoneage guys holding weapons that their people could never have created because they never figured out anything about metals or chemistry …or even the concept of the wheel. Those poor “Native Americans” – they were so equal, yet somehow they were still defeated & shoved aside like the Neanderthals before them. If the Amerindian way of life was so much better, why don’t they go back to it, when they now have those huge reservations all to themselves & exempt from federal law, up in beautiful areas like Montana & elsewhere? They don’t need to be driving cars, or using computers & shit!

  • Heartopenassky

    Probably it’s due to the common search for African American family in images. Therefore it comes up more often when searched without word Africa .

  • brendan

    Where’s the video????

  • mymentor

    We are all equal but definitely not the same!

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