A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History
The title of Wente's article: It takes aim at a troublesome postmodern-ish tendency of the last decade or so of calling race a "social construct". One of its major themes is a favorite meme of the right: "Why can't liberals be rational about race?" Why all these taboos on what words are proper? Why can't we just follow science wherever it leads (supposedly)?
I can sympathize with one reaction to the "social construction" construct. Aren't there really a lot of differences in skin color, hair, shape of facial features which we did not strictly speaking imagine?
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