How to Argue With a Racist

How to Argue With a Racist emphatically dismantles outdated notions of race by illuminating what modern genetics actually can and can’t tell us about human difference.

Author: Adam Rutherford

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615196722

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Race is not a biological reality. Racism thrives on our not knowing this. Racist pseudoscience is on the rise—fueling hatred, feeding nationalism, and seeping into our discourse on everything from sports to intelligence. Even the well-intentioned repeat stereotypes based on “science,” because cutting-edge genetics are hard to grasp—and all too easy to distort. Paradoxically, these misconceptions are multiplying even as scientists make unprecedented discoveries in human genetics—findings that, when accurately understood, are powerful evidence against racism. We’ve never had clearer answers about who we are and where we come from, but this knowledge is sorely needed in our casual conversations about race. How to Argue With a Racist enables us to have responsible, enlightened discourse by illuminating what modern genetics actually can and can’t tell us about human difference. We know now that the racial categories still vexing society do not align with observable genetic differences. In fact, our differences are so minute that, most of all, they serve as evidence of our shared humanity.


The Book of Humans

Illuminated by the latest scientific discoveries, THE BOOK OF HUMANS is a dazzling compendium of what unequivocally fixes us as animals, and reveals how we are extraordinary among them. *** 'Adam Rutherford is a superb communicator, who ...

Author: Adam Rutherford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297609424

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 154

*FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO EVER LIVED and HOW TO ARGUE WITH A RACIST* WHAT MAKES US HUMAN? Waging war? Sex for pleasure? Creating art? Mastery of fire? In this thrilling tour of the animal kingdom, Adam Rutherford tells the story of how we became the unique creatures we are today. Illuminated by the latest scientific discoveries, THE BOOK OF HUMANS is a dazzling compendium of what unequivocally fixes us as animals, and reveals how we are extraordinary among them. *** 'Adam Rutherford is a superb communicator, who eruditely explores the borderlands of history, archaeology, genetics and anthropology in this fascinating tour of our species' DAN SNOW 'This superbly accessible discussion about who we humans really are is important and necessary' CHRIS PACKHAM 'Charming, compelling and packed with information. I learned more about biology from this short book than I did from years of science lessons' PETER FRANKOPAN 'An outstandingly clear and witty account that shows beyond doubt how much we are part of the animal world, and yet at the same time how different we have become' HENRY MARSH

Racism without Racists

In this fourth edition, Racism without Racists will continue to challenge readers and stimulate discussion about the state of race in America today.

Author: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442220562

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 366

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s acclaimed Racism without Racists documents how, beneath our contemporary conversation about race, lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to account for—and ultimately justify—racial inequalities. This provocative book explodes the belief that America is now a color-blind society. The fourth edition adds a chapter on what Bonilla-Silva calls "the new racism," which provides the essential foundation to explore issues of race and ethnicity in more depth. This edition also updates Bonilla-Silva’s assessment of race in America after President Barack Obama’s re-election. Obama’s presidency, Bonilla-Silva argues, does not represent a sea change in race relations, but rather embodies disturbing racial trends of the past. In this fourth edition, Racism without Racists will continue to challenge readers and stimulate discussion about the state of race in America today.

Doing Business with Beauty

Black Women, Hair Salons, and the Racial Enclave Economy Adia Harvey
Wingfield ... I argue that to conceptualize fully the nature of systemic racism , it is
essential to consider how its manifestations are gendered , producing varied
outcomes ...

Author: Adia Harvey Wingfield

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 155

View: 113

Using in-depth interviews with hair salon owners, Doing Business with Beauty explores several facets of the business of owning a hair salon, including the process of becoming an owner, the dynamics of the owner-employee relationship, and the factors that steer black women to work in the hair industry. Harvey Wingfield examines the black female business owner's struggle for autonomy and success in entrepreneurship.

Race Racism and Psychology

Graham Richards takes a historical look at how the concepts of "race" and "racism" emerged within the discipline and charts the underlying premises of some famous studies in their social and political contexts.

Author: Graham Richards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134853769

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

View: 397

Topics with racial implications have been hotly debated in the psychological literature for most of this century and are often in the news. Graham Richards takes a historical look at how the concepts of "race" and "racism" emerged within the discipline and charts the underlying premises of some famous studies in their social and political contexts. No-one is allowed to be objective in this arena, as opponents will always argue that they are not. This account is bound therefore to be controversial and excite interest whether or not readers agree with Richards' stance.

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

'A brilliant, authoritative, surprising, captivating introduction to human genetics. You'll be spellbound' Brian Cox This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be.

Author: Adam Rutherford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297609394

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 800

'A brilliant, authoritative, surprising, captivating introduction to human genetics. You'll be spellbound' Brian Cox This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species - births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration and a lot of sex. In this captivating journey through the expanding landscape of genetics, Adam Rutherford reveals what our genes now tell us about human history, and what history can now tell us about our genes. From Neanderthals to murder, from redheads to race, dead kings to plague, evolution to epigenetics, this is a demystifying and illuminating new portrait of who we are and how we came to be. *** 'A thoroughly entertaining history of Homo sapiens and its DNA in a manner that displays popular science writing at its best' Observer 'Magisterial, informative and delightful' Peter Frankopan 'An extraordinary adventure...From the Neanderthals to the Vikings, from the Queen of Sheba to Richard III, Rutherford goes in search of our ancestors, tracing the genetic clues deep into the past' Alice Roberts

Faster Stronger Smarter

FASTER, STRONGER, SMARTER is an urgently needed discussion exploring the science, history and future of eugenics, and the practice of population control by selective procreation.

Author: Adam Rutherford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474622402

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 450

Throughout history, people have sought to improve themselves - and society - by eliminating disease, or enhancing desirable qualities in their children. Others have imposed control over populations with rules about who can marry, who can procreate and who can live. For just over a century, we have referred to this age-old crafting by biological design with a word which became poisonous: eugenics. The ideas underlying eugenics are not merely historical. We live in a time where forced sterilisation of women is current - including in immigration detention centres in the USA - and where sex-selective abortion is endemic in the most populous countries on Earth. In 2020, new techniques in genetics and gene editing put discussions about improving the 'quality' of the population, by selecting embryos for intelligence, at the centre of the British government. FASTER, STRONGER, SMARTER is an urgently needed discussion exploring the science, history and future of eugenics, and the practice of population control by selective procreation.

Fighting Racism

In our Party it is not enough merely to condemn racism . That can not ... It is only a
radical - sounding cover for not fighting against the influence of racism . ... Hence
, “ once a racist , always a racist ” ; it ' s there and nothing can be done about it .

Author: Gus Hall

Publisher: International Pub

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 917


Reflections

This argument is often put forward hypocritically , with the actually - motivating
considerations being along the lines of # 1-4 ... The thesis is that if the bottom line
is indeed fighting white racism , and / or racism in general , then interracial
unions ...

Author: James A. Montmarquet

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 453

View: 326

This anthology provides the instructor with a sufficient quantity, breadth, and diversity of materials to be the sole text for a course on African-American philosophy. It includes both classic and more contemporary readings by both professional philosophers and other people with philosophically intriguing viewpoints. The material provided is diverse, yet also contains certain themes which instructors can effectively employ to achieve the element of unity. One such theme, the debate of the "nationalist" focus on blackness vs. the many critics of this focus, runs through a great number of issues and readings.

Racism and Philosophy

Written to engage readers with a wide variety of interests, this is an essential book for all theorists of race and for all philosophers.

Author: Susan E. Babbitt

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501720716

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 520

By definitively establishing that racism has broad implications for how the entire field of philosophy is practiced—and by whom—this powerful and convincing book puts all members of the discipline on notice that racism concerns them. It simultaneously demonstrates to race theorists the significance of philosophy for their work. A distinguished cast of authors takes a stand on the importance of race, focusing on the insights that analyses of race and racism can make to philosophy—not just to ethics and political philosophy but also to the more abstract debates of metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and epistemology. Contemporary philosophy, the authors argue, continues to evade racism and, as a result, often helps to promote it. At the same time, anti-racist theorists in many disciplines regularly draw on crucial notions of objectivity, rationality, agency, individualism, and truth without adequate knowledge of philosophical analyses of these very concepts. Racism and Philosophy demonstrates the impossibility of talking thoughtfully about race without recourse to philosophy. Written to engage readers with a wide variety of interests, this is an essential book for all theorists of race and for all philosophers.

White Fragility

" In doing so, she moves our national discussions forward. This is a necessary book for all people invested in societal change' Claudia Rankine Anger. Fear. Guilt. Denial. Silence.

Author: Robin DiAngelo

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141990570

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 402

The International Bestseller 'With clarity and compassion, DiAngelo allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to "bad people." In doing so, she moves our national discussions forward. This is a necessary book for all people invested in societal change' Claudia Rankine Anger. Fear. Guilt. Denial. Silence. These are the ways in which ordinary white people react when it is pointed out to them that they have done or said something that has - unintentionally - caused racial offence or hurt. After, all, a racist is the worst thing a person can be, right? But these reactions only serve to silence people of colour, who cannot give honest feedback to 'liberal' white people lest they provoke a dangerous emotional reaction. Robin DiAngelo coined the term 'White Fragility' in 2011 to describe this process and is here to show us how it serves to uphold the system of white supremacy. Using knowledge and insight gained over decades of running racial awareness workshops and working on this idea as a Professor of Whiteness Studies, she shows us how we can start having more honest conversations, listen to each other better and react to feedback with grace and humility. It is not enough to simply hold abstract progressive views and condemn the obvious racists on social media - change starts with us all at a practical, granular level, and it is time for all white people to take responsibility for relinquishing their own racial supremacy. 'By turns mordant and then inspirational, an argument that powerful forces and tragic histories stack the deck fully against racial justice alongside one that we need only to be clearer, try harder, and do better' David Roediger, Los Angeles Review of Books 'The value in White Fragility lies in its methodical, irrefutable exposure of racism in thought and action, and its call for humility and vigilance' Katy Waldman, New Yorker 'A vital, necessary, and beautiful book' Michael Eric Dyson

Ernst Moritz Arndt 1769 1860

Kant was much too credulous and uncritical in his acceptance of racial prejudice,
but it seems difficult to argue that doctrinaire racism performed central identity-
political work in his philosophical program.6 Hegel was ultimately even more ...

Author: Walter Erhart

Publisher: Max Niemeyer Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

View: 323

Die Studien und Texte zur Sozialgeschichte der Literatur (STSL)veröffentlichen seit 1975 herausragende literatur-, geschichts- und kulturwissenschaftliche Arbeiten zur vornehmlich deutschen Literatur vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart. Schwerpunkt der literaturgeschichtlichen und theoretischen Abhandlungen sowie der Quellen- und Materialienbände ist das Verhältnis von literarischem Text und gesellschaftlich-historischem Kontext. Als maßgebliche Publikationsreihe einer seit den 1960er Jahren einflussreichen Sozialgeschichte der Literatur prägt STSL zugleich die literaturwissenschaftliche Diskussion über mögliche Austauschbeziehungen zwischen Literatur-, Geschichts- und Sozialwissenschaften.


Free Speech Or Racist Speech

Broadly characterized , the debate runs something like this : Those who favour
freedom of speech argue that , while hateful invective directed against certain
people on the basis of their identity or group membership is morally repugnant ,
such ...

Author: Karen Lynn Bird

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Comparative law

Page: 742

View: 272


Towards an Anti racist Feminism

undergone change , from ' how do we fight racism as women'to ' why is the
women's movement so white ' . Of course , feminists have to question why their
own movement is white - it is the area that they have direct experience of and
have the ...

Author: Jenny Bourne

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Feminism

Page: 22

View: 634


No Racist Immigration Laws

The " No Immigration Controls At All ” Position Often , in arguing for repeal of the
present racist laws , and for the democratic alternative outlined above , one
comes up against the argument that all immigration controls are wrong , and
therefore ...

Author: Vishnu Sharma

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Communism

Page: 20

View: 699


Anti racism

Because niggers , American , British or African , will go on fighting until racism is
obliterated . Others will argue academically that the analysis is wrong , ink -
spotted with emotion and bitterness . So it is . For emotion and hatred become the
 ...

Author: Frank Palmer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Anti-racism

Page: 210

View: 426

Focuses upon what it claims is one of the most serious issues facing Britain today; the influence of the race-relations lobby on the spheres of education and value - religious, moral and intellectual. Contributors include Roger Scruton, David J.Levy, Caroline Cox and Ray Honeyford.

Racism and Migrant Labour

Reduced to its essentials , the argument of this text falls into two parts . First , it
will be claimed that the concepts of ' race ' and ' race relations ' have no analytical
value . This will probably be the most difficult to establish because ' everyone ...

Author: Robert Miles

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul Books

ISBN:

Category: Ethnicity

Page: 202

View: 979


Anti racism

WHY OPPOSE RACISM ? Why should we confront and combat racism ? Or even
bother to find out if it exists ? And how can we reply to those who argue against
such concern and action ? Racism is an anathema . It is a denial of basic ...

Author: Barbara Chambers

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Australia

Page: 101

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Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, k, p, e, i, t.