Race Under the Microscope: A New Video by the Center for Genetics and Society

Posted by Emily Beitiks May 31, 2012
Biopolitical Times
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How and why do long-discredited biological explanations of socially-defined race maintain a presence within scientific and medical research? How do misguided research practices and policies lay foundations for technologies, discourses and public understandings that foster biological assumptions about race? Esteemed scholars of genetic technologies and racial justice explore these and many other questions in a new short video by the Center for Genetics and Society, "Race Under the Microscope," featuring Dorothy Roberts, Joseph Graves, Jonathan Kahn, and Osagie Obasogie. We hope that this piece will serve as an educational resource in the larger efforts to reform the dangerous and sloppy ways in which race is being rewritten at the molecular level.