The Race Myth: Why We Pretend Race Exists in America
by Joseph Graves
Publication Date: Jun 28, 2005
List Price: $17.00
Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC
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Preeminent evolutionary biologist Joseph Graves proves once and for all that it doesn’t. Through accessible and compelling language, he makes the provocative argument that science cannot account for the radical categories used to classify people, and debunks ancient race-related fallacies that are still held as fact, from damaging medical profiles to misconceptions about sports. He explains why defining race according to skin tone or eye shape is woefully inaccurate, and how making assumptions based on these false categories regarding IQ, behavior, or predisposition to disease has devastating effects.Demonstrating that racial distinctions are in fact social inventions, not biological truths, The Race Myth brings much-needed, sound science to one of America’s most emotionally charged debates.
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