I wish i could say that i am surprised

I was pretty disturbed today after reading an article on CNN about Dr. Watson, from Watson and Crick and DNA, this Nobel laureate had some very questionable views. He gave a news paper interview and said some pretty racist things. He basically said that black people aren’t as smart as whites and that Africa is doomed because of this under recognized fact.

I wish I could say that I was surprised, because that would mean that my heart hasn’t been hardened by the world that we live in. 
When I hear things like this from people like Dr. Watson down to the little hick in the corner store, it just reminds me that the world we live in is a mean and wicked place. People judge and come to bias and ignorant conclusions based on nothing but their own self fulfilling and self righteously skewed prejudices.
No matter how many marches we go on or however many Jena 6s there are black people have to fight everyday for an equal playing ground. Black people face some of the most thought out, long standing, and passive aggressive racism this world has ever seen. A lot of people come to such disturbing conclusions without viewing the entire story. Black people have only been “free” in the western world for 100 years. Black Americans have only had the most basic of civil rights for 40 years, and the continent of Africa is still paying its debt to the colonialist European empires that ravaged, raped and pillaged the entire continent the “cradle of humanity”. The west forgets that Colonialism and their blood lust and greed put Africa in the state that it is in, and created all of the social problems that plague the black Diaspora.
So I stand not surprised, just that much more emboldened to prove myself. Emboldened to shatter all the stereotypes and break all the molds. I’m emboldened to show all of the bigots and fascists just what a little brown skinned boy from Georgia can do.
heres the link

http://edition.cnn.com/2007/TECH/science/10/18/science.race/?imw=Y&iref=mpstoryemail

About julian watkins
I'm a young doctor living in the Miami area. I try to live life to the fullest every day. I love music, movies, art, running, politics, books, traveling, pretty girls and cool looking stuff. I started this blog in Medical School and I'll try to keep it up throughout my residency. I'll take everything one day, one photo, one song at a time.

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