Racial identification - Who is What?

Anj Petto (ajpetto@MACC.WISC.EDU)
Mon, 7 Nov 1994 17:04:46 -0600

the Native-L group heard about this:
> an article written by Lawrence Wright and published in the 7.25.94 issue of
>the New Yorker:

In summary, the categories that social scientists and government have used
to identify and (try to) correct inequality of resources and opportunity,
have come back to haunt us in the "reification" (sensu Gould) of "race" as
a defining characteristic -- and *explanatory* not an *intervening*
variable -- in various social, political, and educational outcomes.


Andrew J. Petto, PhD
Associate Director
Center for Biology Education
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