*An unknown third-year Harvard Law student has caused outrage at law schools around the country with an email suggesting that blacks are genetically predisposed to be less intelligent than whites, reports Above the Law.
The writer emailed this to only a select few, one of whom forwarded it to more people. It eventually made its way to the Harvard Black Law Student Association list-serv and Black Law Student Associations countrywide.
The email was sent after its unidentified writer made some controversial remarks at a school dinner. It reads:
I absolutely do not rule out the possibility that African Americans are, on average, genetically predisposed to be less intelligent. I could also obviously be convinced that by controlling for the right variables, we would see that they are, in fact, as intelligent as white people under the same circumstances. The fact is, some things are genetic. African Americans tend to have darker skin. Irish people are more likely to have red hair.
Everyone wants someone to take 100 white infants and 100 African American ones and raise them in Disney utopia and prove once and for all that we are all equal on every dimension, or at least the really important ones like intelligence. I am merely not 100% convinced that this is the case.
The email’s writer is set to do a coveted federal clerkship upon graduating, Above the Law reports. The full email, and responses, can be seen here.