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Today's episode of "What in the Caucasity?" should be the LAST. In 1795, an anthropologist sorting human skulls into groups liked a female skull from the Caucasus Mts best & reasoned that since Europeans were the best-looking people, all Europeans must be from the Caucasus Mts.
"Caucasian" isn't simply a racial term, it's a #racist term, selected in 1795 solely because the anthropologist who published the 1st classification of humans into biological "races" thought Europeans were the world's best-looking people.…
"Caucasian" is widely used in medical research as a synonym for "white." C'mon #MedicalTwitter: you can fix this.…
Genetically, there's more variation within population groups (Europeans or Africans, for example) than between them. "#Race" comes down to skin, hair, eyelids, cheekbones, skulls.…
17th-c Colonial American law forbid the enslavement of Christians. When enslaved people converted & won their freedom in court, laws were changed. The word #Christian was replaced with the word #white. And here we are.

Historian Katharine Gerbner:…
My #prison study group & I read and write on "Mass Incarceration & the Ideology of 'Race.'" Some of them are represented by @eji_org. #BryanStevenson argues that #slavery never ended, it evolved. We agree.…
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