Is Race Genetic?

Is Race Genetic?

In my Introduction to Anthropology 2017 course, we tried to answer some big questions about humanity. Here’s one: Is Race Genetic?

The readings:

  • Lavenda & Schultz chapter 3, “What Can Evolutionary Theory Tell Us about Human Variation?” (59-84)
  • Michael Yudell, Dorothy Roberts, Rob DeSalle, and Sarah Tishkoff, “Taking race out of human genetics,” Science, 2016.
  • Yolanda Moses, “Why Do We Keep Using the Word ‘Caucasian’?” Sapiens, 2017.

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