Monday, October 17, 2011

"Race and Intelligence: Science's Last Taboo"

Source: raceandgenomics.ssrc.org


Race and Intelligence 1/7 by NzingahMorena

"There has been a constant pressure from social and political practice and the coincidence of racial, cultural and social class divisions reinforcing the social reality of race, to maintain “race” as a human classification. If it were admitted that the category of “race” is a purely social construct, however, it would have a weakened legitimacy. Thus, there have been repeated attempts to reassert the objective biological reality of human racial categories despite the evidence to the contrary".