It’s terrible that by mere accident of birth, some people are afforded benefits and opportunities that are denied to others. That’s why I think Connie St Louis, the black female journalism professor whose malicious slander led to the virtual destruction of a Nobel Laureate’s career, needs to urgently check her privilege. Because unlike most people in the country, it seems she can get away with murder, thanks to her gender and, yes, her skin colour.
St Louis is responsible for the sacking of Sir Tim Hunt, a Nobel prize-winning biochemist who became the target of an online lynch mob after his comments about women in science were taken out of context……St Louis, eager to combat damaging stereotypes, immediately went off crying to the media........her resume describes her as an “award winning freelance broadcaster, writer, and scientist” who “presents and produces a range of programmes for BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service” and “writes for numerous outlets, including the Independent, the Daily Mail, the Guardian and the Sunday Times…[yet she ] she had only written one article for the Guardian, in 2013…..[the] Joseph Rowntree fellowship which she received to write and publish a book….ten years later has yet to produce a completed work……. St Louis has lied about her CV, and she has lied about Tim Hunt.
Anyone else would be fired on the spot.