The Science History Institute presents a new podcast series on the development of the idea of race in the context of Enlightement, colonialism and empire.
SOURCE: Science for the People
by Stacy Farina and Matthew Gibbons
Evolutionary biology has long been used to promote the ideology that "races" are real and meaningful divisions of the human species. A recent controversy about a recently-deceased leader in the field shows that there is more work to be done to ensure that science no longer lends credibility to racism.
SOURCE: New York Times
Forensic anthropologists have largely stuck with techniques for assigning geographic ancestry to skeletal remains. Recently, the origins of those techniques in last century's scientific racism have prompted some in the discipline to call for stopping the practice.
by Tony Platt
For most of its history, the University of California has been a bastion of un-critical race theory from Manifest Destiny to The Bell Curve.
by Courtney E. Thompson
Liberal journalists have treated present-day exponents of phrenology as kooks. This is a dangerous dismissal of phrenology's origins among the 19th century intellectual elite which encourages false security that today's science is insulated from social currents of racism, sexism, or other power politics.
SOURCE: Boston Review
Ellen Wayland-Smith reviews Elizabeth Catte's book Pure America: Eugenics and the Making of Modern Virginia.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Feauturing the reserach of historian Ibram X. Kendi.
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