The Uncompleted Argument: Du Bois and the Illusion of Race

@article{Appiah1985TheUA,
  title={The Uncompleted Argument: Du Bois and the Illusion of Race},
  author={Anthony Appiah},
  journal={Critical Inquiry},
  year={1985},
  volume={12},
  pages={21 - 37}
}
Contemporary biologists are not agreed on the question of whether there are any human races, despite the widespread scientific consensus on the underlying genetics. For most purposes, however, we can reasonably treat this issue as terminological. What most people in most cultures ordinarily believe about the significance of "racial" difference is quite remote, I think, from what the biologists are agreed on. Every reputable biologist will agree that human genetic variability between the… Expand
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