Category:Scientific racism

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Scientific racism

Scientific racism, sometimes referred to as race biology,[1][2] is a pseudoscientific belief that empirical evidence exists to support or justify racism (racial discrimination), racial inferiority, racial superiority, and eugenics.[3][4][5] Historically, scientific racism received credence throughout the scientific community, but it is no longer considered scientific.[4][5]

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  1. Weitz, Eric D. (2015-04-27) (in en). A Century of Genocide: Utopias of Race and Nation. Princeton University Press. ISBN 9781400866229.
  2. Signer, Michael Alan (2000). Humanity at the Limit: The Impact of the Holocaust Experience on Jews and Christians. Indiana University Press. p. 202. ISBN 0253337399.
  3. "Ostensibly scientific": cf. Theodore M. Porter, Dorothy Ross (eds.) 2003.The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences Cambridge University Press, p. 293 "Race has long played a powerful popular role in explaining social and cultural traits, often in ostensibly scientific terms"; Adam Kuper, Jessica Kuper (eds.), The Social Science Encyclopedia (1996), "Racism", p. 716: "This [sc. scientific] racism entailed the use of 'scientific techniques', to sanction the belief in European and American racial Superiority"; Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Questions to Sociobiology (1998), "Race, theories of", p. 18: "Its exponents [sc. of scientific racism] tended to equate race with species and claimed that it constituted a scientific explanation of human history"; Terry Jay Ellingson, The myth of the noble savage (2001), 147ff. "In scientific racism, the racism was never very scientific; nor, it could at least be argued, was whatever met the qualifications of actual science ever very racist" (p. 151); Paul A. Erickson, Liam D. Murphy, A History of Anthropological Theory (2008), p. 152: "Scientific racism: Improper or incorrect science that actively or passively supports racism".
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gould, Stephen Jay (1981). The Mismeasure of Man. New York: W W Norton and Co.. pp. 28–29. ISBN 978-0-393-01489-1. "Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within."
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