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The Myth of Race characters Û 104 Ü ❰Download❯ ➸ The Myth of Race Author Robert Wald Sussman – Biological races do not exist and never have This view is shared by all scientists who study variation in human populations Yet racial prejudice and intolerance based on the myth of race remain deeply BiologicalBiological races do not exist and never have This view is shared by all scientists who study variation in human populations Yet racial prejudice and intolerance based on the myth of race remain deeply ingrained in Western society In his powerful examination of a persistent false and poisonous idea Robert Sussman explores how race emerged as a social construct from early biblical justifications to the pseudoscientific studies of today The Myth of Race traces the origins The Myth MOBI #234 of modern racist ideology to the Spanish Inuisition revealin. Used this as a textbook last year in Race and Ethnic Relations Highly recommended Well written and documented and covers all the important issues of why the world would care so much to make race real important in biology Extensive sections on eugenics Nazism scientific racism both in the out of the universities On the former he includes the most infamous Phillippe Rushton a biologist in Canada dead a couple years now Allah Rest His Soul who regularly claimed that Whites had the biggest brains and the smallest penises Blacks the biggest penises and smallest brains and Asians somewhere in the middle I saw a letter in a Science for the People study group in Boston meeting where EO Wilson the famous entomologist sociobiologist whom many don't know had racist tendencies in support of Rushton's tenure in the late 80s saying that most all biologists believed similarly to Rushton but were afraid to say so publically Silly political correctness not to support racial superiority theories I guess

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Es that fed straight into Nazi genocide Sussman examines how opponents of eugenics guided by the German American anthropologist Franz Boas's new scientifically supported concept of culture exposed fallacies in racist thinkingAlthough eugenics is now widely discredited some groups and individuals today claim a new scientific basis for old racist assumptions Pondering the continuing influence of racist research and thought despite all evidence to the contrary Sussman explains why when it comes to race too many people still mistake bigotry for scienc. I wanted to like this book because I'm very interested in the topic It may well have good information in it but it's poorly written and I just couldn't justify slogging through it when Stephen Jay Gould is out there

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The Myth of RaceG how sixteenth century theories of racial degeneration became a crucial justification for Western imperialism and slavery In the nineteenth century these theories fused with Darwinism to produce the highly influential and pernicious eugenics movement Believing that traits from cranial shape to raw intelligence were immutable eugenicists developed hierarchies that classified certain races especially fair skinned Aryans as superior to others These ideologues proposed programs of intelligence testing selective breeding and human sterilization polici. This book should be reuired reading for all citizens and taught in high schools perhaps using an edited simplified text the Cliff Notes version Basically the facts are 1 humans are all one race a fact that has been established scientifically through genetics and other biological sciences;2 the first evil of racism is that it promotes the false concept of races;3 the differences within humanity are cultural not racial; 4 there is a long history of radical conservatives using the concept of races to divide humanity so they can advance the conservative agenda