How deep do the categories we use to navigate the world go? Are they more transient than we normally think? In episode one of the new season, Ben and Aaron lay the groundwork for the series "Race: Is That a Thing?"
In this episode we meet Armand Marie Leroi, Prof. of Evolutionary Developmental Genetics at Imperial College, London, who caused a stir regarding "race" 13 years ago with a controversial op-ed piece in the New York Times.
Here are some links to things we talk about in this episode:
Berlin, Brent and Paul Kay. Basic Color Terms: Their Universality and Evolution
The World Color Survey by the National Science Foundation and The University of California at Berkley
Red Sox Win First World Series (2004) Since 1918
Tsunami Wreaks Havoc on Southeast Asia
The Andamanese Islanders, traditionally classed within the set of ethnic groups collectively known as “negrito.”
UNESCO Statements on Race
Richard Lewontin - Publications
Lewontin, Richard. “The Apportionment of Human Diversity.” (1972).
Edwards, A.W.F. “Human Genetic Diversity: Lewontin’s Fallacy” (2003).
Armand Marie Leroi
Leroi, Armand Marie. “A Family Tree in Every Gene,” The New York Times. (2005)
Social Science Research Council Forum on Race and Genomics
Hammonds, Evelyn and Rebecca M. Herzig ed. The Nature of Difference: Sciences of Race in the United States from Jefferson to Genomics. MIT Press. (2009).