After the horrors of the Nazi regime in World War II, the mainstream scientific world turned its back on eugenics and the study of racial difference. But a worldwide network of intellectual racists and segregationists quietly founded journals and funded research, and as Angela Saini shows here, even mainstream scientists cling to the idea that race is biologically real. At a time when racialized nationalisms are a resurgent threat throughout the world, this book presents a rigorous, much-needed examination of the insidious and destructive nature of race science—and a powerful reminder that, biologically, we are all far more alike than different.
"A well-argued, timely, sobering wake-up call for those who believe science is always objective and apolitical."—Library Journal (starred review)