“Black Lives: Science and Race”
Thursday Sept 17, 2020 at 7:30pm
via Zoom at https://cwru.zoom.us/j/97157515958 passcode 713170
Free and Open to the Public
Dr Nengo is Director of Science and Research at the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya, and Prof of Anthropology at Stony Brook University. He will address the biology of so-called human races, and discuss what we know about human biological differences as opposed to misconceptions that can range from incorrect “received wisdom” to “white supremacy” just plain baseless structural racism. What should really matter to everyone is how notions of race affect the lives of individuals.
As Stephen Jay Gould, Nengo’s advisor at Harvard, once said:
“Individual human beings pass through this life only once… If their lives are thwarted by a stricture imposed from without but falsely identified as lying within, they never get another chance. That’s it… Millions …are channeled into pathways less suited than what they could do…”