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California science fair project tying race, IQ, sparks outrage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A Northern California school district is investigating the appearance of a controversial science fair project that some students, parents and staff say is racially insensitive.

The Sacramento Bee reported Saturday that the project, a Sacramento high school student, with the title “Race and IQ,” the question of whether certain races lack the intelligence for the academically-challenging tasks in the school’s magnet program.

The project was with others Monday as part of an annual science fair but was removed Wednesday after complaints.

C. K. McClatchy High School Principal Peter Lambert an e-mail sent Thursday to the parents say that the school takes the incident seriously and implementing appropriate measures to provide an inclusive environment.

The Sacramento Bee did not speak to the student and not the identification of the minor.

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