By Zainab Kperogi, Daily Trust (Abuja, Nigeria), October 29, 2007
When I read James Dewey Watson’s thesis, I knew that he had not only stirred
the hornet’s nest, but has actually ripped through it. Instantly, I knew that reactions will come in torrents and sure they came in thick and fast. Among the tonnes of articles that have been written, two articles written by Simon Kolawole in the This day of Sunday, October 21 and Idang Alibi’s column of Thursday, October 25 in Daily Trust, made interesting reading. For those who have not read it, Watson put his foot in the mouth when he said that black people are less intelligent than their white counterparts.
Mark you, Watson is not your run-of-the-mill knee jerk ideologues who make baseless statements either for the fun…
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