If only he had said that Bush was less intelligent....
I don't know if he is right or wrong (there is a cultural component of IQ)....but I think he should have the right to say what he thinks...
The lecturer who claims that black people are, on average, less intelligent that whites was suspended by Leeds University yesterday.It all sounds like a knee-jerk reaction. I'd like to see more on whether he was a good teacher or not.
Frank Ellis was told to stay at home and make no further comment. He now faces disciplinary action.
The lecturer claims that his views are backed by research in America showing that the average IQ of black people is lower than that of white people and that he has the right to voice his opinions.
But students say his views are inflammatory and insulting and that they cannot be sure that he will not discriminate against them on grounds of colour.
In a strongly-worded statement yesterday Roger Gair, the university's secretary, said Mr Ellis, 53, had "recklessly jeopardised fulfilment of the university's obligations under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000".
By publicising his personal views on race and other matters Mr Ellis had "acted in breach of our equality and diversity policy" in a way that was "wholly at odds with our values", he alleged. Mr Ellis was also accused of failing to comply with reasonable requests from his employer, such as apologising for the distress his remarks had caused and refusing to undertake not to repeat them.
However, I agree totally with these views:
In a subsequent interview with The Daily Telegraph, Mr Ellis, a former special forces soldier, claimed that multi-culturalism was doomed to failure because it was "based on the lie that all people, races and cultures are equal and that no one race or culture is better than any other".