Breaking News (from 3 days ago): Noah Carl's fellowship has been terminated, after months of investigation. Compared to some ~ other ~ investigations which have taken place in Cambridge University, this one was pretty brief. A very interesting nugget of the conclusions reached by the investigation, is that while it found that Carl should not have a fellowship, it also found that there was nothing wrong with the process which led to him being given the fellowship.
So, while it is wrong that a race scientist with appalling research credentials was given a fellowship, there is nothing wrong with the process by which the fellowship was given to him. In other words, bad things happen, but they do so out of pure accident, and there is nothing wrong with the system within which they happen. An interesting, hypothesis, for sure.
@garfiald I'm getting reminded of the whole Cecil Rhodes story at Oxford, and it's just as if there were people in positions of authority at these universities who would engage in active lobbying for supporting these ideas.
Also it's "funny" it's happening days after Cambridge announced their intentions to *research how much slavery benefited the university, and how long and to what extent academics there reinforced and propagated racist theories*.
Well here's a data point for "how long"...