Genetics and Race

2018-03-26T12:39:02+00:00March 26th, 2018|

SundayReview How Genetics Is Changing Our Understanding of ‘Race’ Gray Matter By DAVID REICH Credit Angie Wang In 1942, the anthropologist Ashley Montagu published “Man’s Most Dangerous Myth: The Fallacy of Race,” an influential book that argued that race is a social concept with no genetic basis. A classic example often cited is the inconsistent definition of “black.” In the United States, historically, a person is “black” if he has any sub-Saharan African ancestry; in Brazil, a person is not “black” if he is known to have any European ancestry. [...]