By: SUSSMAN, ROBERT WALD.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2014 .:
Seller ID: 90268X8
Condition: Softcover. Brand new book.
Biological races do not existand never have. This view is shared by all scientists who study variation in human populations. Yet racial prejudice and intolerance based on the myth of race remain deeply ingrained in Western society. In his powerful examination of a persistent, false, and poisonous idea, Robert Sussman explores how race emerged as a social construct from early biblical justifications to the pseudoscientific studies of today. The Myth of Race traces the origins of modern racist ideology to the Spanish Inquisition, revealing how sixteenth-century theories of racial degeneration b... View More...