06 Race and Sex

06 Race and Sex - Cultural Anthropology 1/7/08 Race and Sex...

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1/7/08 Race and Sex 1 Race and Sex Nature and Culture Unquestioned Assumptions Race Black Asian Hispanic Sex Female Sexual Orientation Gay Bisexual White Male Heterosexual Jackson Katz The undying Specter of Biological Determinism and the Hereditarian Theory of Intelligence So, how much of what goes on in our nervous system is determined at conception, and what are the consequences of inheriting “dumb” genes? Social Darwinism: The poor are genetically inclined towards the behaviors that produce poverty. There is no point in helping them. Intelligence as a Heritable Trait Poverty Criminality Promiscuity Low Intelligence Is intelligence a measurable attribute? Is there only one type of intelligence? Is the intelligence that matters today the same as the intelligence that mattered in the human evolutionary past? If today’s intelligence is different, has there been enough evolutionary time for it to have made a difference? How can intelligence matter to evolution if stupid people keep
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course LIBART 0510-210-0 taught by Professor Middleton during the Winter '07 term at RIT.

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