Race by Vincent Sarich
The Reality of Human Differences

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The conventional wisdom in contemporary social science claims that human races are not biologically valid categories. Many argue the very words '”race” and “racial differences” should be abolished because they support racism. In Race, Vincent Sarich and Frank Miele challenge both these tenets. First, they cite the historical record, the art and literature of other civilizations and cultures, morphological studies, cognitive psychology, and the latest research in medical genetics, forensics, and the human genome to demonstrate that racial differences are not trivial, but very real. They conclude with the paradox that, while, scientific honesty requires forthright recognition of racial differences, public policy should not recognize racial-group membership. The evidence and issues raised in this book will be of critical interest to students of race in behavioral and political science, medicine, and law.

About Vincent Sarich

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VINCENT SARICH is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Miele has worked at The Daily Inter Lake newspaper in Kalispell since 1984.
Published April 28, 2009 by Westview Press. 306 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Race as a concept, they argue, considerably antedates colonial Europe, presenting such examples as an "Egyptian tomb with four races" (as one caption calls a tomb painting) that may point up "awareness" of difference, but whether that awareness correlates to concepts of "race" as currently define...

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