Race has passed its use-by date

Race has a hold on history but no longer has a place in science. The sheer instability and potential for misinterpretation render race useless as a scientific concept. Inventing new vocabularies to deal with human diversity and inequity won’t be easy, but it must be done.

 – Nina Jablonski

Nina Jablonski is an anthropologist and author of ‘Skin: A Natural History’, a close look at human skin’s many remarkable traits: its colors, its sweatiness, the fact that we decorate it.
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