The Emperor's New Clothes: Biological Theories of Race at the Millennium / Edition 1 by Joseph L. Graves Jr. | 9780813528472 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Emperor's New Clothes: Biological Theories of Race at the Millennium

The Emperor's New Clothes: Biological Theories of Race at the Millennium

by Joseph L. Graves Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 081352847X

ISBN-13: 9780813528472

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

 In this groundbreaking book, Joseph Graves traces the development of biological thought about human genetic diversity. Greek philosophy, social Darwinism, New World colonialism, the eugenics movement, intelligence testing biases, and racial health fallacies are just a few of the topics he addresses. Graves argues that racism has persisted in our society

Overview

 In this groundbreaking book, Joseph Graves traces the development of biological thought about human genetic diversity. Greek philosophy, social Darwinism, New World colonialism, the eugenics movement, intelligence testing biases, and racial health fallacies are just a few of the topics he addresses. Graves argues that racism has persisted in our society because adequate scientific reasoning has not entered into the equation. He champions the scientific method and explains how we may properly ask scientific questions about the nature of population differentiation and how (if at all) we may correlate that diversity to observed human behavior. He also cautions us to think critically about scientific findings that have historically been misused in controversies over racial differences in intelligence heritability, criminal behavior, disease predisposition, and other traits. According to Graves, this country cannot truly address its racial problems until people understand the empirical evidence behind this truth that separate human races do not exist. With the biological basis for race removed, racism becomes an ideology, one that can and must be deleted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813528472
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.23(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.93(d)

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