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Angela Saini: The Legacy of Scientific Racism
October 8, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Join Angela Saini, an independent British science journalist, for a virtual lecture in which she will discuss her book, Superior: The Return of Race Science, which was published in 2019 to widespread critical acclaim. Provost Warwick Arden will deliver opening remarks before Saini’s lecture.
Saini’s book explores the history of race science. Racial categories feel tangible, but as we know from genetics, they are no more rooted in biology than they were hundreds of years ago when they were arbitrarily invented by European scientists who were affected by the politics of their time. Yet scientific myths about human differences live on today in disturbing ways.
Faculty panelists include Dr. Blair Kelley, CHASS, and Dr. Terri Long, CALS Department of Plant and Microbial Biology.