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GCPL Presents: How to Argue With a Racist

What Our Genes Do (and Don't) Say About Human Differences

2020-08-18 15:00:00 2020-08-18 16:00:00 America/New_York GCPL Presents: How to Argue With a Racist Virtual

Tuesday, August 18
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-08-18 15:00:00 2020-08-18 16:00:00 America/New_York GCPL Presents: How to Argue With a Racist A conversation about Genetics and Race with author Adam Rutherford. Virtual

A conversation about Genetics and Race with author Adam Rutherford.

Adam Rutherford in an online conversation dispelling pseudoscience used for racist talking points.

Racist pseudoscience is on the rise—fueling hatred, feeding nationalism, and seeping into our discourse on everything from sports to intelligence. Even the well-intentioned repeat stereotypes based on "science," because cutting-edge genetics are hard to grasp—and all too easy to distort. Paradoxically, misconceptions are multiplying amid today’s unprecedented surge of research on human genetics. We’ve never had a clearer picture of who we are and where we come from, and the science, when accurately understood, is a powerful and definitive ally against racism. But not nearly enough of these findings have made their way into the casual conversations we have about race.

Join this online conversation! Registration is required to access the event. REGISTER HERE. Order a copy of the book through Eagle Eye Books and mention Gwinnett Library to get free shipping!

*Adult Programming

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Event | Author Visit |

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