Social and Biological Construction(s) of Race

This article by Razib Khan at Discover Magazine makes an important distinction which relates to my earlier post on the same topic (Mythical Myth #3). The fact that the strength of a concept can be widely misunderstood does not mean that it has no basis in fact, and to deny that it exists at all (when it so transparently does) can actually discredit and undermine efforts to prevent its abuse.

 

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  1. alQpr » Blog Archive » FIVE BOOKS TO ARGUE WITH Says:

    [...] disappointing effort at fence-sitting I don’t think (as I have previously noted here, here, and here) that we can realistically deny the possibility of defining “race” (in [...]

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