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Nobel Laureate’s Fall Shows No Tolerance For Racism

Law360 (October 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The abrupt resignation of legendary Nobel prize winner James Watson from a top U.S. research facility following an interview where he questioned blacks’ intelligence level highlights an ongoing trend: That employers are becoming less tolerant of offensive remarks made by their employees – even those in prominent positions.

Watson, acclaimed for his research detailing the structure of DNA, had been on suspension for the last week by the board and announced his retirement on Thursday as chancellor of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York...
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