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Race and Society (The Race Question in Modern Science)
Race and Society - The Race Question in Modern Science Author:Kenneth L. Little In any discussion of race and society, it is essential to have a clear understanding of the terms employed. It is history rather than race which is the main factor in producing the differences between the cultures and cultural attainments of the world's population. The fact that such differences exist is not sufficient reason for believing that ... more »there are underlying disparities in innate capacity for intellectual and emotional development.
Why, then, if 'racial superiority' is only a myth and lacks any real substance, does 'race' play such a large part in the affairs of modern life? In many parts of the world racial differences are the basis for discriminatory legislation and social practices which signify a flat denial of the scientific view. Can it simply be that the various fallacies of race are not yet known and understood by the governments and peoples concerned?
Kenneth L. Little explores these and related questions in the three concise of this volume: The South African Case, the Brazilian and Hawaiian Cases, and the British Case.« less