What's New in Science and Race since the 1930s?: Anthropologists and Racial Essentialism

  title={What's New in Science and Race since the 1930s?: Anthropologists and Racial Essentialism},
  author={Hamilton Cravens},
  journal={The Historian},
  pages={299 - 320}
  • H. Cravens
  • Published 1 June 2010
  • History, Political Science
  • The Historian
The words, rhetoric, and ideas about science, race, and public policy used in the United States clearly differ in, say, the early twenty-first century from what they were a half century ago. Scientists’ proofs, arguments, and conclusions about race, and the actions, in law and in public policy, of government on the local, state, and national level have changed over the same period. In November 2008, voters elected the first ever African-American President of the United States, overturning… 

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