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How to Argue With a Racist Free read Ç 9 à Race is not a biological realityRacism thrives on our not knowing thisRacist pseudoscience has become so commonplace that it can be hard to spot But its toxic effects on society are plain to see—feeding white nationalism fueling hatred endangering lives and corroding our discourse on everything fCause 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 co. I’ve enjoyed Rutherford’s work before; he communicates clearly and he’s clearly delighted by the intricacies and weirdnesses of DNA and inheritance In this book he tries to provide people with the tools to argue back with some key racist talking points about skin colour intelligence milk drinking ancestry and proficiency at sport For the most part he doesn’t argue with a specific study or source of an idea but offers up general points It’s actually a very ineffective way to argue with anyone who’s going to ask for evidence however true his points are; you can explain to a horse how to get to the water but it’s not going to go and drink no matter how long you talk at it Or as my grandmother says “You can’t educate pork”Really the main problem is that some people are never going to believe you even if you can talk the hind leg off the proverbial donkey and you can provide the sources It’s not really clear who benefits from this book — mostly I guess people who know people who are sat on the fence but can listen to reason If you know any of those I’ll send you my copy assuming I haven’t already sent it to someone else and best of luck to youIt’s still clear and engaging but preaching to the choir by definition if it’s aimed at people who want to argue with racists and without a really clear guide to how to use these talking points Vaguely replying “yes well everyone is related to everyone else if you go back through the family lines to the 16th century” doesn’t cut it for most racistsIf you’re on the fence and you want to understand why Ashkenazi Jews aren’t inherently intelligent than other people and African runners aren’t inherently better at sprinting than anyone it might be useful

How to Argue With a RacistCause 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 co. I’ve enjoyed Rutherford’s work before; he communicates clearly and he’s clearly delighted by the intricacies and weirdnesses of DNA and inheritance In this book he tries to provide people with the tools to argue back with some key racist talking points about skin colour intelligence milk drinking ancestry and proficiency at sport For the most part he doesn’t argue with a specific study or source of an idea but offers up general points It’s actually a very ineffective way to argue with anyone who’s going to ask for evidence however true his points are; you can explain to a horse how to get to the water but it’s not going to go and drink no matter how long you talk at it Or as my grandmother says “You can’t educate pork”Really the main problem is that some people are never going to believe you even if you can talk the hind leg off the proverbial donkey and you can provide the sources It’s not really clear who benefits from this book — mostly I guess people who know people who are sat on the fence but can listen to reason If you know any of those I’ll send you my copy assuming I haven’t already sent it to someone else and best of luck to youIt’s still clear and engaging but preaching to the choir by definition if it’s aimed at people who want to argue with racists and without a really clear guide to how to use these talking points Vaguely replying “yes well everyone is related to everyone else if you go back through the family lines to the 16th century” doesn’t cut it for most racistsIf you’re on the fence and you want to understand why Ashkenazi Jews aren’t inherently intelligent than other people and African runners aren’t inherently better at sprinting than anyone it might be useful

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How to Argue With a Racist ☆ Race is not a biological realityRacism thrives on our not knowing thisRacist pseudoscience has become so commonplace that it can be hard to spot But its toxic effects on society are plain to see feeding white nationalism fueling hatred endangering lives and corroding our discourse on everything from sports to intelligence Even well intentioned people repeat stereotypes based on “science” be. Interesting background story to all of thishttpswwwnytimescom20190814usMy favorite book on genetics is by this same author Link below The book under review here was a strong reminder of how complex the science of genetics is It takes a trained and experienced geneticist to understand itBy contrast “science reporters” never mind journalists and political scientists are not ualified to write knowledgably on this topic I’ve read those books and they’re an exercise in confirmation bias with a clear agenda for advocating racism for personal gain For example the often invoked 2006 study of Ashkenazi Jews recently touted by an ill informed columnist at the NYT see on him below is grossly outdated and inaccurate It is perhaps telling that one of the authors of that study allied himself with a right wing fascist group “Race science” is an oxymoron a contradiction in terms It has been most often invoked to justify slavery imperial domination or recently to deny the supposedly inferior social services including education Of course the US has a long history of injustice that we prefer to double down on rather than own up to We'd rather opt for the specious arguments of the ill informed From the latest issue of The BafflerBret Stephens a conservative former Wall Street Journal columnist who is good for an absurd controversy every two to three months In December Stephens cited an academic paper coauthored by a white supremacist to argue that Ashkenazi Jews have higher Is than the average population A full two days after the column ran the Times removed reference to the paper and posted a long editor’s note at the top of the column Many rightfully asked why Stephens so ill suited for his role is getting paid in presumably handsome fashion by the Times to write columns in the first place Why didn’t an editor tell Stephens not to traffic in racist conspiracy theories Perhaps if the Times had not decided to eliminate its public editor position enough pressure would have built internally to short circuit his tenure long agoA Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived The Human Story Retold Through Our Geneshttpswwwgoodreadscomreviewshowthe unwelcome return of “race science”httpswwwtheguardiancomnews2018 Read Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ç Adam Rutherford

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Adam Rutherford Ç 9 Download Nversations about race 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 We now know that the racial categories still dividing us 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 humanit. DNFNot sure if another BBC hatchet job but started off very jumbled Obviously when arguing with rascists their starting point is genetics and all the civil niceties of debate When return to at a later date but doubtful