Race and the Culture of Anthropology
Montagu’s Repudiation of RaceIn the 1941 paper “The Meaninglessness of the Anthropological Conception of Race,” read before the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Montagu accused…
Race, It’s a Made-Up Label!
“In the first half of the 19th century, one of America’s most prominent scientists was a doctor named Samuel Morton. Morton lived in Philadelphia, and he…
Dividing Homo Sapiens
“Dividing Homo sapiens into modern and archaic or premodern categories and invoking the evolution of behavioral modernity to explain the difference has never been a good idea….
Is Race Real?
More than 60 years ago, M. F. Ashley Montagu demolished the concept of “race” in his book, Man’s Most Dangerous Myth: The Fallacy of Race (1945).