Are Racism, Violence, and Inequality Part of “Human Nature”? : Why Understanding Human Evolution Matters

Agustin Fuentes, Professor and Chair Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame Many popular accounts of human evolution do a great job of conveying interpretations and perspectives which are entertaining, but often wrong. Such accounts offer incomplete, and at times toxic, portrayals of human biology and evolution that can be used to promulgate and perpetuate racist,