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The Myth Of Race

Author : Robert W. Sussman
ISBN : 9780674417311
Genre : Science
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Although eugenics is now widely discredited, some groups and individuals claim a new scientific basis for old racist assumptions. Pondering the continuing influence of racist research and thought, despite all evidence to the contrary, Robert Sussman explains why—when it comes to race—too many people still mistake bigotry for science.
Category: Science

The Myth Of Race

Author : Jefferson M. Fish
ISBN : 0786754362
Genre : Psychology
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The Myth of Race deals concisely with a wide range of topics, from how the concept of race differs in different cultures and race relations in the United States, to IQ tests and the census. It draws on scientific knowledge to topple a series of myths that pass as facts, correct false assumptions, and clarify cultural misunderstandings about the highly charged topic of race. The book demonstrates that the apparently straightforward concept of race is actually a confused mixture of two different concepts; and the confusion often leads to miscommunication. The first concept, biological race, simply doesn’t exist in the human species. Instead, what exists is gradual variation in what people look like (e.g., skin color and facial features) and in their genes, as you travel around the planet--with more distant populations appearing more different than closer ones. If you travel in different directions, the populations look different in different ways. The second concept, social race, is a set of cultural categories for labeling people based on how their ancestors were classified, selected aspects of what they look like, or various combinations of both. These sets of categories vary widely from one culture to another.
Category: Psychology

The Myth Of Race The Reality Of Racism

Author : Mahmoud El-Kati
ISBN : 0988288338
Genre : African Americans
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There is an Ashanti proverb that says ¿If you know the beginning well, the end won¿t trouble you.¿ In this 20th anniversary release of Mahmoud El-Kati¿s The Myth of Race The Reality of Racism, he poses his thesis on the concept of ¿race¿ and the impact of racism. In this second edition, El-Kati adds several key essays addressing ideas that are often confusing to many such as nationality, culture and ways to address "man's most dangerous myth" - race. His critical analysis of race, racism and the doctrine of white supremacy provide profound insight into the destruction caused to human dignity and the impact on society¿s growth. Mahmoud El-Kati, a historian who taught at Macalester College and the University of Minnesota, lays down the fundamental construct and history of race. He eloquently sheds light on the pseudoscientific underpinnings that has been built into the fabric of this nation - the United States of America. El-Kati warns that the lack of social justice for the U.S.'s second oldest population - people of African descent - is the Achilles heel of this great nation. As a former Facing Race Ambassador Award recipient from the St. Paul Foundation, Professor El-Kati's book, The Myth of Race The Reality of Racism is intended to be a teaching tool for social justice, community dialogue, and the education of our youth
Category: African Americans

Everyone Is African

Author : Daniel J. Fairbanks
ISBN : 9781633880191
Genre : Science
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What does science say about race? In this book a distinguished research geneticist presents abundant evidence showing that traditional notions about distinct racial differences have little scientific foundation. In short, racism is not just morally wrong; it has no basis in fact. The author lucidly describes in detail the factors that have led to the current scientific consensus about race. Both geneticists and anthropologists now generally agree that the human species originated in sub-Saharan Africa and darkly pigmented skin was the ancestral state of humanity. Moreover, worldwide human diversity is so complex that discrete races cannot be genetically defined. And for individuals, ancestry is more scientifically meaningful than race. Separate chapters are devoted to controversial topics: skin color and the scientific reasons for the differences; why ancestry is more important to individual health than race; intelligence and human diversity; and evolutionary perspectives on the persistence of racism. This is an enlightening book that goes a long way toward dispelling the irrational notions at the heart of racism.
Category: Science

Shattering The Myth Of Race

Author : Dave Unander
ISBN : 0817013172
Genre : Religion
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Geneticist Dave Unander argues that the term "race" implies greater differences among groups of human beings than is separated by genetic evidence. Exploring how science has been abused to justify racism, this book weaves together science and history to offer foundations for biblical and theological perspectives as questions of "race".
Category: Religion

A Dreadful Deceit

Author : Jacqueline Jones
ISBN : 9780465069804
Genre : History
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In 1656, a planter in colonial Maryland tortured and killed one of his slaves, an Angolan man named Antonio who refused to work the fields. Over three centuries later, a Detroit labor organizer named Simon Owens watched as strikebreakers wielding bats and lead pipes beat his fellow autoworkers for protesting their inhumane working conditions. Antonio and Owens had nothing in common but the color of their skin and the economic injustices they battled—yet the former is what defines them in America’s consciousness. In A Dreadful Deceit, award-winning historian Jacqueline Jones traces the lives of these two men and four other African Americans to reveal how the concept of race has obscured the factors that truly divide and unite us. Expansive, visionary, and provocative, A Dreadful Deceit explodes the pernicious fiction that has shaped American history.
Category: History

About My Father S Business And The Myth Of Race

Author : Beatrice Alethia Orsot
ISBN : OCLC:865915490
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Beatrice Alethia Orsot was born 30 September 1926 in Savannah, Georgia. Her father was Antonio Orsot (aka Jean Baptiste Anthony Orso), born 22 March 1889 in St. Martinville, Louisiana. Her mother was Alethia Philomene Kay, born 24 January 1892. Her grandparents were Arthur Henry Orso, Leonarde Wiltz, Walter Kay and Jessie Harrison. Ancestors, descendants and relatives lived mainly in Virginia, Louisiana and California.

The Myth Of Race Our Dna Defines Who We Are

Author : Thomas C. Spelsberg Ph. D.
ISBN : 0615440304
Genre : Social Science
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The Myth of Race illustrates how cutting-edge research into our DNA has proven that all human beings are so genetically close, that we are actually ALL one race. It details how our ancestors all originated in Africa, and over time, developed varying visible and invisible traits, through historical migrations and changing environments.
Category: Social Science

Darwin S Athletes

Author : John Hoberman
ISBN : 9780547348544
Genre : Social Science
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A “provocative, disturbing, important” look at how society’s obsession with athletic achievement undermines African Americans (The New York Times). Very few pastimes in America cross racial, regional, cultural, and economic boundaries the way sports do. From the near-religious respect for Sunday Night Football to obsessions with stars like Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, and Michael Jordan, sports are as much a part of our national DNA as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But hidden within this reverence—shared by the media, corporate America, even the athletes themselves—is a dark narrative of division, social pathology, and racism. In Darwin’s Athletes, John Hoberman takes a controversial look at the profound and disturbing effect that the worship of sports, and specifically of black players, has on national race relations. From exposing the perpetuation of stereotypes of African American violence and criminality to examining the effect that athletic dominance has on perceptions of intelligence to delving into misconceptions of racial biology, Hoberman tackles difficult questions about the sometimes subtle ways that bigotry can be reinforced, and the nature of discrimination. An important discussion on sports, cultural attitudes, and dangerous prejudices, Darwin’s Athletes is a “provocative book” that serves as required reading in the ongoing debate of America’s racial divide (Publishers Weekly).
Category: Social Science