Strange Fruit : Why Both Sides are Wrong in the Race Debate Paperback
by Kenan Malik
Debates about race are back and they're only getting bigger.
The US government has licensed a heart drug to be used only on African Americans.
A pharmaceutical company is trialling a white-only anti-hepatitis drug.
A genetic study claims that Jews are more intelligent because of their history of money lending.
There has recently been a massive upsurge in scientific racial research, and in STRANGE FRUIT, Malik reveals this rise is paradoxically due to the efforts of liberal anti-racism; a movement that celebrates human difference over human commonalities.
Navigating readers through the historical and scientific thinking on the subject, Malik shows that races are a social construct - they do not actually exist.
Stressing that scientists should be allowed to study population differences without the distortions of political race debates, Malik provides a gripping and essential guide to understanding difference in a multicultural world.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 341 pages
- Publisher: Oneworld Publications
- Publication Date: 16/04/2009
- Category: Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies
- ISBN: 9781851686650