It might be a pseudo science, but students take the threat of eugenics seriously - 2018-02-19

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F33.png It might be a pseudo science, but students take the threat of eugenics seriously February 19, 2018, Ben van der Merwe, New Statesman

In January, the London Student published my investigation, which showed that the controversial columnist Toby Young attended the London Conference on Intelligence, secretly held at University College London. Shortly afterwards, I mentioned to someone in a pub smoking area that I go to UCL. "Did you hear about the eugenics conference?" he asked me.

He was an international student from Africa. "I applied to UCL partly because I thought it was safer than other universities, but now I'm not so sure. I worry about how many other professors hold the same opinions."

A protest outside the UCL Provost's office after the article was published attracted scores of students. "I have a right to come to university and not fear for my safety," one told the crowd, exasperated. "Nothing has been done, and that's what really scares me."

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Ben van der | last = Merwe | title = It might be a pseudo science, but students take the threat of eugenics seriously | url = https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/education/2018/02/it-might-be-pseudo-science-students-take-threat-eugenics-seriously | work = New Statesman | date = February 19, 2018 | accessdate = August 25, 2020 }}