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Biology and Racism
12/09/2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDTFree
Rarely explored in conversations about race are the actual biological underpinnings of differences in skin color, eye color, hair, etc. This talk will explore the genetics and physiology of what creates these differences in appearance. And when possible, discuss the origins and “why’s” of these genes. Further discussion on concepts of “race” and population genetics will cover the history of human groups and how scientists try to grapple with the understanding of genetic heritage over time and geography. Finally, a commentary on what biology tells us about racism will close the presentation.
Presentation by Dr. Stephen Gasior
|Dr. Stephen L. Gasior
|Reference work in the library
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