The Myth Of Race: The Troubling Persistence Of An Unscientific Idea
The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea
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.
Not only is this book a significant contribution to the view of race and racism in traditional ‘four-field’ anthropology in the U.S., but it is also important to the understanding of global notions of contemporary racism…The Myth of Race encourages us to understand where stereotypes and misinformation fit in our consideration of whether and how notions of biological race remain pervasive in today’s discourse and policy. (Yolanda T. Moses Times Higher Education 2014-12-11)
Explores how the faulty concept of race embedded in our culture affects where we live, go to school and work. It influences our choice in friends and our treatment in the healthcare and justice systems. (Jeff Adachi San Francisco Examiner 2016-04-21)
Sussman does a masterful job of tracing racist thought in western Europe and the U.S. from 15th-century polygenics...