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Book Discussion – ‘The Myth of Race’ by Robert Wald Sussman

February 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Robert W. Sussman has been an active biological anthropologist for over 30 years and has written a book about the myths surrounding ‘race’ from a scientific perspective.

For the past 500 years, people have been taught how to interpret and understand racism. We have been told that there are very specific things that relate to race, such as intelligence, sexual behavior, birth rates, infant care, work ethics and abilities, personal restraint, lifespan, law-abidingness, aggression, altruism, economic and business practices, family cohesion, and even brain size.

We have learned that races are structured in a hierarchical order and that some races are better than others. Even if you are not a racist, your life is affected by this ordered structure. We are born into a racist society.

What many people do not realize is that this racial structure is not based on reality. Anthropologists have shown for many years now that there is no biological reality to human race. There are no major complex behaviors that directly correlate with what might be considered human “racial” characteristics.

Book Discussion facilitated by AACCOFMERCERCOUNTY Honorary Committee Member and VP of the Urban Mental Health Alliance Mrs. Princess Hoagland

Presentation by the Trenton High Debate Alumni Team

Presentation by Ms. Ivey Avery 


February 17, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County
(609) 474-4073
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Trenton Free Public Library
120 Academy Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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(609) 392-7188
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