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The construction of race

May 23, 2014

Nicholas Wade’s recent book on race, A Troublesome Inheritance, has been receiving quite a bit of attention. In general, right-wing pundits and economists are lauding it, while biologists and anthropologists are more critical. Jennifer Raff explains why the genetics is not what Wade claims. And that is the bottom line. Work that is built on genetics has to get the genetics right.

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