[Air-L] racist comments by James Watson?

Heidelberg, Chris Chris.Heidelberg at ssa.gov
Fri Oct 19 14:02:44 PDT 2007


You are touching the tip of the iceberg. I was reading Andrew Sullivan
blog today and a response talks about some of the same research that I
have seen in my research and the research of some of my colleagues. The
research indicates that oppressed minorities are traditionally lower
20-30 points lower in their homeland and their scores soar when out of
that environment which is why Muslims in France and Christians in
Nigeria score better when they come to the US away from the deadly
oppression of death.


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Oh wow. This article was a very interesting read, especially after all
the research I have been doing into biopsychiatry and the fieldwork I
have just completed which showed me how much it is being abused in the
current American mental health system. I have met a fair number of
people with diagnoses on the autistic spectrum or with schizophrenia and
the way Watson  talks about these conditions exclusively in terms of
genetics is chilling in terms of its potential for reviving the eugenics
movement.  I am currently reading "The War Against Children of Color:
Psychiatry Targets Inner-City Youth" by Dr. Peter Breggin which talks
about how some of the anti-violence research that was planned during the
90s was going to target intervention with African-American children to
start them on psychiatric drugs as early as 4 years old in order to
supposedly curb crime and violence.

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