Re: What Are the Race Deniers Denying?

Phil Nicholls (
Sat, 30 Nov 1996 14:16:56 GMT

"Race deniers" deny that "race" is in any way a biologically
meaningful concept. All current racial classifications are what
anthropologists call "folk taxonomies."

Race deniers do not deny that human variation exists. They simply
deny that 18th century typology is the best way to study that
variation in a way that is scientifically meaningful.

Now that the question is answered, we can disengage this thread from

Phil Nicholls
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