How to argue with a racist : history, science, race and reality (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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How to argue with a racist : history, science, race and reality

Author: Adam Rutherford
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2021. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Race is real because we perceive it. Racism is real because we enact it. But the appeal to science to strengthen racist ideologies is on the rise - and increasingly part of the public discourse on politics, migration, education, sport and intelligence. Stereotypes and myths about race are expressed not just by overt racists, but also by well-intentioned people whose experience and cultural baggage steer them towards  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Rutherford
ISBN: 1474611257 9781474611251
OCLC Number: 1306537603
Notes: Includes a preface to the paperback edition.
Description: xliv, 180 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Preface to the paperback edition --
Introduction --
Skin in the game --
Your ancestors are my ancestors --
Black Power --
White matter --
Conclusion and recapitulation.
Responsibility: Adam Rutherford.

Abstract:

Race is real because we perceive it. Racism is real because we enact it. But the appeal to science to strengthen racist ideologies is on the rise - and increasingly part of the public discourse on politics, migration, education, sport and intelligence. Stereotypes and myths about race are expressed not just by overt racists, but also by well-intentioned people whose experience and cultural baggage steer them towards views that are not supported by the modern study of human genetics. Even some scientists are uncomfortable expressing opinions deriving from their research where it relates to race. Yet, if understood correctly, science and history can be powerful allies against racism, granting the clearest view of how people actually are, rather than how we judge them to be.

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