The future of race and genetics
How to argue with a racist
Race and racism seem to have increasingly become part of the public discourse. Race hate crime is on the rise and racist acts too often populate the front and back covers of the newspapers. In this discussion on race and genetics with broadcaster Andrea Catherwood, Dr Adam Rutherford discusses the role science has played in current, prevalent racist opinions. Adam explores what genetics say about skin colour, ancestry, intelligence, sporting prowess, so-called racial purity and superiority. He talks about the hugely popular ancestry tests and why he is critical of them and shares with us a scientific toolkit to separate fact from myth in understanding how we are different and how we are the same.