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Orginal Publication Date

1982

Journal Title

Explorations in Ethnic Studies

Volume

5

Issue

ees/vol5/iss2

First Page

50

Last Page

51

Abstract

Historically, scientific racism has provided reinforcement for maintaining the status quo. Researchers who sought to discover and explain racial difference in intelligence generally operated from a functionalist or social facts paradigm. Gilbert Gonzalez shows that “Racism was essentially an ideological explanation for the social structure, and did not affect the distribution of property, but rationalized that distribution.“ In sum, scientific racism indicated that the social structure was based on the genetic make-up of racial categories.

Rights

Copyright, ​©EES, The National Association for Ethnic Studies, 1982

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