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A decade after the Human Genome Project proved that human beings are not naturally divided by race, scientists are attempting to resuscitate race as a biological category. In this provocative analysis, leading legal scholar and social critic Dorothy Roberts argues that America is once again at the brink of a virulent outbreak of classifying population by race. By searching for differences at the molecular level, a new race-based science is obscuring racism in society and legitimising state brutality against communities at a time when America claims to be post-racial.
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Title: Fatal Invention( How Science Politics and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century) <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: DorothyRoberts <>Publisher: NewPressReview:
Fatal Invention is a triumph!”
—Harriet A. Washington, author of Medical Apartheid and Deadly Monopolies
This is the best book of the year If you read one work of nonfiction a year, make this the one.”
—The New York Journal of Books
[Roberts] dismantles the reasons for using race to determine healthy policy and exposes how embedded social assumptions can shape medicine’s research agenda and distort science.”
—Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, author of Racism Without Racists
Devastatingly counters any argument that can be made for a racial view of genetics.”
—The Brooklyn Rail
Alarming but not alarmist, controversial but evidential, impassioned but rational.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Thought-provoking, well-researched, [and] insightful.”
A must-read for those looking for an enlightened discussion of race in the 21st century.”
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