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Kwame Anthony Appiah
New York University
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Through most of the twentieth century, life scientists grew increasingly sceptical of the biological significance of folk classifications of people by race. New work on the human genome has raised the possibility of a resurgence of scientific interest in human races. This paper aims to show that the racial sceptics are right, while also granting that biological information associated with racial categories may be useful
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9264.2006.00202.x
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The Ethics of Identity.Kwame Anthony Appiah - 2005 - Princeton University Press.
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Epilogue.K. Anthony Appiah - 1998 - In Amy Gutmann & Kwame Anthony Appiah (eds.), Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race. Princeton University Press. pp. 179-184.

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