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Newton Free Library presents: Racism Not Race with Joseph L. Graves and Alan H. Goodman

February 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Authors Joseph L. Graves Jr. and Alan H. Goodman will discuss their book Racism, Not Race: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions. The science on race is clear. Common categories like “Black,” “White,” and “Asian” do not represent genetic differences among groups. But if race is a pernicious fiction according to natural science, it is all too significant in the day-to-day lives of racialized people across the globe. Drawing on evidence from both natural and social science, Graves and Goodman dismantle the myth of gene-based racial difference and demonstrate that the ideology of racism created races. Racism, Not Race shows readers why antiracist principles are both just and backed by sound science.

Joseph L. Graves Jr. is a professor in the Department of Biology at North Carolina A&T State University. He is a fellow of the Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His books include The Emperor’s New Clothes: Biological Theories of Race at the Millennium (2001) and The Race Myth: Why We Pretend Race Exists in America (2005).

Alan H. Goodman is a professor of biological anthropology at Hampshire College and a former vice president for academic affairs. He is a past president of the American Anthropological Association and codirects its public education project on race. He is a coauthor of Race: Are We So Different? (second edition, 2019), among other books.

Please register for the zoom link here. This program is presented in partnership with the Ashland Public Library, the event sponsor.  The zoom link will come from ashlandprograms@minlib.net. Please be sure to check your spam folder in case it lands there.


February 23, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Newton Free Library
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Newton Free Library
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Newton, MA 02459 United States
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