Race and Intelligence: Science's Last Taboo (Controversial Documentary)

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Race and Intelligence: Science's Last Taboo (Documentary)
Journalist Rageh Omaar speaks with various scientists to discuss whether race and intelligence are linked.

In 2007, Nobel Prize winning US scientist James Watson was quoted referring to research suggesting that black people were less intelligent than other races. His comments caused a storm of controversy, Watson was condemned.

Although he apologised for the offence he caused, his public engagements were cancelled and he left his British speaking tour in disgrace.

By daring to ask the difficult questions, Rageh Omaar is able to explode the myths about race and IQ and reveal what he thinks are important lessons for society...Read more...

Controversy
"Race and Intelligence: Science’s Last Taboo" caused controversy when scientists such as Richard Lynn and J. Philippe Rushton claimed in interview that ethnic minorities were less intelligent than white people. The production of the programme had been inspired by similar comments made by biologist James Watson, who was advised not to participate.

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