DNA Auction: African-American Sisters’ Copy of Avoid Boring People by James Watson

DNA Auction: African-American Sisters’ Copy of Avoid Boring People by James Watson

by Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei
Posted October 24, 2007 in DNA on Auction

On the day Dr. James Watson proclaimed that Africans had lower intelligence, African-American sisters Karah, Safiya, and Diana Cesar had him sign a copy of his book, Avoid Boring People. Now the sisters have put that signed copy up on eBay at a starting bid of $300. The auction ends on October 31st at 7:29 PDT.

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Safiya, 17, a senior at Cold Spring Harbor High School:

He signed our book and we’re African-Americans. With all the hype still up, we thought it might be valuable to someone.

Twin sister Karah ina letter to Dr. Watson:

This incident has taught me a lesson that may not be in your book. No matter how venerable you are, you are still human.

James Watson apparently lives just 10 minutes from from the Cesar girls.

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Comment by Yvette Subscribed to comments via email

Good for these young women! But, Oh my–did you read the comments to the article you linked to? Well, at least I know who was the intended audience for Dr. Watson’s remarks…

Hi Yvette, One of the reasons I’ve hesitated to actually make any comment about the whole Watson debacle is because I feel so woefully under informed. But that obviously doesn’t stop most people from saying whatever they feel like with or without the facts to support their opinions.

 
 

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