Re: Identifying Race

Ronald Kephart (rkephart@OSPREY.UNF.EDU)
Wed, 21 Aug 1996 21:09:12 -0400

In message <ANTHRO-L%96082118340277@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU> writes:

> I have to wonder a bit on that PSA research though. I checked with a
> friend in medical genetics and it is his knowledgable opinion the levels
> had been set too high in the first study, and that the means of
> determining "race" in the latter study are questionable also.

I wonder abaout ANY research that (presumably) uses the North American
hypodescent rule (see Marvin Harris, Patterns of Race in the Americas) for
assigning people to "races" and then draws conclusions about "race" from the
result. Same is true of The Bell Curve, Arthur Jensen's crap, etc. etc.

Ron Kephart