A subversive idea: The end of race

What if one of the things you thought were true simply weren't?  Could you let go of your old beliefs?  What if they struck at the core of some of your most basic concepts of self?  In earlier times, people have confronted this unnerving reality, generally as the scientific revolution rolled over their old ideas.  We seem to think we are immune, that everything we know is the truth. Thomas Kuhn, in his The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, argued that science is not a steady, cumulative acquisition of knowledge.  Instead, "science is a series of peaceful interludes punctuated by intellectually violent revolutions."  After such revolutions, "one conceptual world view is replaced by another."  It is time for another revolution, and this one involves the entire concept of race. As a scientific fact, the black race doesn't exist.  Neither does the white or Asian.  There is no race gene.  In...(Read Full Post)

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