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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

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The Race Myth: Why We Pretend Race Exists in America


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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.

About the Author

Joseph L. Graves Jr. is one of the world’s leading evolutionary biologists.  He is currently University Core Director and Professor of Biological Sciences at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  He has appeared in six documentaries about race and his opinions have appeared in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. He is also the author of The Emperor’s New Clothes.

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Graves, Joseph
Plume Books
Sociology - General
Anthropology - Cultural
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Discrimination & Race Relations
Ethnic Studies-Racism and Ethnic Conflict
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
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