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    Default Radiolab's hour on race

    http://www.radiolab.org/2008/dec/15/

    This aired again this week. It is an hour long. I heard it many years ago, but don't remember everything they covered.

    Radiolab generally connects a lot of different things, science, politics, etc.

    Raises some good points. Some things that are covered:
    • Scientists characterize race through ancestry, and the "race" that someone belongs to genetically is often not visible
    • Medical data on race can also be misleading
    • Race, to many people, IS a cultural thing and not genetic
    • "Race" is used in some countries directly for creating ingroups and outgroups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    http://www.radiolab.org/2008/dec/15/

    This aired again this week. It is an hour long. I heard it many years ago, but don't remember everything they covered.

    Radiolab generally connects a lot of different things, science, politics, etc.

    Raises some good points. Some things that are covered:
    • Scientists characterize race through ancestry, and the "race" that someone belongs to genetically is often not visible
    • Medical data on race can also be misleading
    • Race, to many people, IS a cultural thing and not genetic
    • "Race" is used in some countries directly for creating ingroups and outgroups.
    love radio lab, thanks for posting this
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