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How to argue with a racist : what our genes do (and don't) say about human difference / Adam Rutherford.

Rutherford, Adam, (author.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Summary:

Race is not a biological reality. Racism thrives on our not knowing this. Racist pseudoscience has become so commonplace that it can be hard to spot. But its toxic effects on society are plain to see--feeding nationalism, fueling hatred, endangering lives, and corroding our discourse on everything from sports to intelligence. Even well-intentioned people repeat stereotypes based on "science," because cutting-edge genetics are hard to grasp--and all too easy to distort. Paradoxically, these misconceptions are multiplying even as scientists make unprecedented discoveries in human genetics--findings that, when accurately understood, are powerful evidence against racism. We've never had clearer answers about who we are and where we come from, but this knowledge is sorely needed in our casual conversations about race. How to Argue With a Racist emphatically dismantles outdated notions of race by illuminating what modern genetics actually can and can't tell us about human difference. We now know that the racial categories still dividing us do not align with observable genetic differences. In fact, our differences are so minute that, most of all, they serve as evidence of our shared humanity. -- from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker Bookmobile Branch 305.8 .R975h 2020 (Text) 37814003310787 NON-FICTION - NEW Book None 11/13/2020 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 305.8 R975 (Text) 35178001849580 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 03/09/2021 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 305.8 RUT (Text) 33892006612254 NON-FICTION New/High Demand None 08/04/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781615196715
  • Physical Description: xviii, 221 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : The Experiment, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-208) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Skin in the game -- Your ancestors are my ancestors -- Black power -- White matter.
Summary, etc.:
Race is not a biological reality. Racism thrives on our not knowing this. Racist pseudoscience has become so commonplace that it can be hard to spot. But its toxic effects on society are plain to see--feeding nationalism, fueling hatred, endangering lives, and corroding our discourse on everything from sports to intelligence. Even well-intentioned people repeat stereotypes based on "science," because cutting-edge genetics are hard to grasp--and all too easy to distort. Paradoxically, these misconceptions are multiplying even as scientists make unprecedented discoveries in human genetics--findings that, when accurately understood, are powerful evidence against racism. We've never had clearer answers about who we are and where we come from, but this knowledge is sorely needed in our casual conversations about race. How to Argue With a Racist emphatically dismantles outdated notions of race by illuminating what modern genetics actually can and can't tell us about human difference. We now know that the racial categories still dividing us do not align with observable genetic differences. In fact, our differences are so minute that, most of all, they serve as evidence of our shared humanity. -- from book jacket.
Original Version Note:
Originally published: Great Britain : Weidenfeld & Nicholson, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group Ltd., a Hachette UK company, 2020.
Subject: Racism.
Human population genetics > Social aspects.
Human evolution.

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