NYU Disinvites Nobel Prize Winning Scientists for Decade-Old Remarks

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Sounds like some people get easily offended at comments made a decade ago. Granted, the remarks were not the smartest to say in an interview:

A Nobel Prize-winning scientist has been disinvited from speaking at New York University after students voiced concerns over controversial remarks the scholar made nearly 10 years ago.

Scientist J. D. Watson was slated to give the annual Rodolfo Llinás Lecture at the NYU Langone academic medical center on Sept. 12, but the talk was canceled after students complained about Watson’s views on race, and in particular his suggestion to The New York Times in 2007 that Africans are not as intelligent as white people.