Reviews Soundings

Gifted and black?

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 20 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:981
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
  1. University College London

    A Leeds university lecturer was dismissed last month for claiming that the intelligence quotient of black people is lower than that of white people. The Times Higher Education Supplement ran articles on the incident that defended both students' right to boycott lectures and freedom of speech in a democratic society. On the letters page, a black lecturer was given his protest slot, but others emphasised the sanctity of scientific evidence, however unpalatable.

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