by Joseph L. Graves Jr. and Alan H. Goodman
In the wake of the massacre of Black Americans in Buffalo, we grieve and seek understanding. This new book offers a valuable place to start. The authors explain that the science on race is clear. Common categories like “Black,” “white,” and “Asian” do not represent genetic differences among groups. But if race is a pernicious fiction according to natural science, it is all too significant in the day-to-day lives of racialized people across the globe. Inequities in health, wealth, and an array of other life outcomes cannot be explained without referring to “race”—but their true source is racism. We all must learn about the pseudoscience of race in order to fight racism. Coauthor Alan Goodman is a professor at Hampshire College.
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