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Superior: The Return of Race Science

Superior: The Return of Race Science

In Superior: The Return of Race Science, Angela Saini examines the history of race science and the people who spend years studying it. Superior was influenced by Saini’s childhood, when experiences of every-day racism made her question the perceptions about race that she witnessed all around her, leading to a career as a science journalist and now three-time author. Both a historical account of how race science evolved into existence and the motivating factors that, Saini says, have led to its revival as a tool at the hands of various political groups, Superior will make you question your assumptions about others. It’ll also encourage you to process all future information through a more open-minded filter. One that says: forget about skin colour – we’re all much more similar than you might at first think.

Duration: 19 min

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