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OUP Webinar: Tanya Golash-Boza, The Evolution of the Idea of Race

Oxford University Press

Friday, March 20, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Join Oxford University Press on Friday, March 20th for a Webinar featuring Tanya Golash-Boza.

The Evolution of the Idea of Race: From Scientific Racism to Genomics

Tanya Golash-Boza is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts at the University of California, Mereced, and the author of the acclaimed textbook, Race and Racisms: A Critical Approach.

In 1735, Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus divided the world into four groups: Americanus, Asiaticus, Europeanus, and Africanus. In the 1850s, Samuel George Morton measured human skulls to prove European superiority. His successor, Paul Broca, compared brain sizes. Psychologist R. M. Yerkes used IQ tests to the same end in the early 20th century, as did Herrnstein and Murray in the late 20th century. Today, scientists use genomics to prove there are biological differences between the races. What has changed and what has not? In this webinar, we will develop a sociological analysis of the evolution of the idea of race and of the persistence of racism.

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