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Race and Reality: What Everyone Should Know About Our Biological Diversity
The concept of race has had a powerful impact on history and continues to shape the world today in profound ways. Most people derive their attitudes about race from their family and culture. Very few, however, are aware that there are vast differences between popular notions of race and the scientific view of human diversity.
Drawing on research from diverse sources and interviews with key scientists, award-winning journalist Guy P. Harrison surveys the current state of a volatile, important, and confusing subject. Some of the issues explored:
* If analysis of the human genome reveals that all human beings are more than 99% alike, how meaningful are racial differences?
* Are we all, in one way or another, racists?
* Are race-based drugs a good idea?
* How does race impact intelligence, athletic ability, and love interests?
“In a clear, concise, and very readable manner Harrison explains why the scientists who study this subject have come to the conclusion that biological races do not exist,” says Dr. Robert W. Sussman, Editor Emeritus of American Anthropologist, “He goes on to clarify the many misconceptions surrounding race and athletic ability, racialized medicine, race and IQ, and interracial love, marriage, and parenthood. This is a very important, profound, enjoyable and enlightening book. It should go a long way in helping disprove man’s most dangerous myth.”
After reading Race and Reality, you will never think about race in the same way again.
About the Author
Guy P. Harrison (Grand Cayman , Cayman Islands) is the author of the highly acclaimed 50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God and Race and Reality: What Everyone Should Know about Our Biological Diversity. He has won several international awards for his writing and photography, including the World Health Organization's award for health reporting and the Commonwealth Media Award for Excellence in Journalism.