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Author Topic:   Evolution is antithetical to racism
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Message 227 of 238 (830608)
04-03-2018 6:00 PM

Racism and anthropology
Both evolution and physical anthropology touch on human racial variation to a greater or lesser degree.
In graduate school I had a lot of both, including dedicated courses on Human Races, Evolution, as well as primates, osteology, advanced osteology and a few other closely related courses.
This served to teach the differences between human races, to the degree that many or most anthropologists no longer subscribe to previous ideas of human races. We are all one group with variation in many individual traits, most all of which form clines.
The "classic" view of races is still current among many populations but the scientific basis has been severely eroded in the last 50 or so years.
Rather than supporting physical-trait-based racism, anthropology (including evolution) are leading the fight against it.

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