An impassioned plea to lower the arrogance decibels. In the wake of Steven Pinker’s “Science Is Not Your Enemy” assessing humanities & science together.
Don’t worry White people! White Hispanics and our White Black President will save us! Geraldo Rivera’s Fox News fact-twisting shows race retrenchment.
Could epigenetics finally re-write the script about human nature? Maybe, but first we have to go over The Edge’s promotional tribute to Napoleon Chagnon.
Papuan leaders jump into the discussion, as Stephen Corry and Survival International challenge two very public figures–Jared Diamond and Steven Pinker.
Can gun violence ever lead to new gun control resolve or just to new guns? Anthropology can push for sanity on gun violence and gun control.
It really is not so complicated. The mass shootings are with semi-automatic weapons. The answer is simple: a semi-automatic weapons buyback and ban.
The “social construction of race” is a goldmine for conservative politics, offering endless denunciation, delusions of anti-white bias, & political venom.
Ron Unz gives my reading of Race/IQ a place in The American Conservative, asking if it is “Game Over” for Race IQ.
The publication of “Race, IQ, and Wealth” by Ron Unz effectively is game over for Race IQ peddlers–it was always about wealth & inequality.
Power and how power is projected must be understood as a process, not as a thing. Whiteness is ongoing project and process, not phenotype.
On the sorely-felt need for humility, empathy, and sympathy. On science, intelligence, Adam Smith, economics, Wealth of Nations, Theory of Moral Sentiments.
In 2012 Newt Gingrich wins a decisive victory in South Carolina. Race-baiting and anger still pay handsome dividends in U.S. politics.
Anthropology on Columbus Day: As painful as it is to re-examine Loverboy’s “Working for the Weekend” (even in ironic mode), something seems awry in academia
“The Mismeasure of Science” reassessed Gould’s “Mismeasure of Man.” In a climate of race resurgence and attacking anthropology, this was a horrible idea.
2011 article “Is Anti-White Bias a Problem?” revealed a delusion of perceived anti-white bias, but researchers deceptively argued it was new or increasing.
Many commenters described female circumcision as torture. Anthropology can respond without sensationalizing or approving.
To challenge “Why we celebrate killing” anthropology must emphasize political economy, going beyond idea of instincts shaped by culture.
The idea of “Race Remixed” was always questionable. Census numbers didn’t show remixing, but a racism of persistent inequalities and “probationary whites.”
Reading “Complexities: Beyond Nature and Nurture” leads to lessons from attempts at popularizing anthropology, 1996-2011.