How to argue with a racist: Five myths debunked

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

For many well-intentioned people, experience and cultural history has steered them towards views that aren’t supported by human genetics. For example: the assumption that East Asian students are inherently better at maths, black people have natural rhythm, or Jews are good with money. Many of us know someone who thinks along these lines. Dr Adam Rutherford, a geneticist and BBC presenter, says “Racism is being expressed in public more openly today than at any time I can recall, and it’s our duty to contest it with facts.” Here’s how to debunk five racist myths with science and facts.