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Thursday, July 5 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Fallacies of "Scientific" Racism: From Thomas Jefferson to the Alt-Right

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Attempts to use science to justify the oppression of Blacks and other groups have been around since the earliest days of the American republic. This talk will examine the history of "race science" and why new variants of these fallacious ideas continue to reappear.

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Phil Gasper

Phil Gasper is the editor of The Communist Manifesto: A Road Map to History's Most Important Political Document (Haymarket, 2005) and Imperialism and War:  Classic Writings by V.I. Lenin and Nikolai Bukharin (2017). He is the reviews editor and writes the Critical Thinking column... Read More →


Thursday July 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hyde Park A/B