Human Equality, Affirmative Action, and Genetic Models of Human Variation

  title={Human Equality, Affirmative Action, and Genetic Models of Human Variation},
  author={Celeste Michelle Condit and Deirdre M. Condit and Paul Achter},
  journal={Rhetoric \& Public Affairs},
  pages={108 - 85}
Recent genetic accounts of human variation treat the biological components of socially constructed racial groupings as differences in the frequencies of some genetic elements among geographically dispersed populations. This perspective provides a de-essentialized account of human biological diversity that should shift the stasis of the debates about affirmative action away from questions about innate human abilities and toward value issues. 

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