HLG: What do you think of deCODE's recent estimate of your percentage of recent African ancestry?I explained here why it's extremely unlikely, based on the photos of relatives and ancestors and detailed genealogical information in Watson's autobiography, that Watson is 1/6th black or 1/4th nonwhite.
JW: I haven't seen the paper … [but] if I'm 16 percent African, then I'm 16 percent African. That's ... a fact; I don't care. You don't judge people by, quote, race, you judge them as individuals. So it's the individual that counts, and no one should be discriminated by what they look like.
HLG: Do you trust admixture tests–I mean, tests that can say you're 16 percent African, or 20 percent Native American?
JW: Well, the African one I can believe, but I just can't see where that 7 percent Asian came from.
Gates also explains the Meaning of It All in the accompanying "The Science of Racism."