Sick of Race: How Racism Harms Health and Misleads Medicine

Clarence C. Gravlee, Sociocultural Anthropologist, University of Florida Social scientists commonly assert that race is a cultural construct, not a biological reality. This refrain is correct in spirit, but it has proven to be an ineffective response to the persistence of racial-genetic determinism in medicine, science, and everyday life. What’s more, it creates a blind spot: deflecting attention