We can all agree that the Earth is round, right? Yet at some point in human existence the myth of the flat Earth was a reality that dictated certain aspects of human society. Wait. Hold on! I cannot start today’s blog this way. I guess this is not a good introduction since there are still people out there today who believe that the Earth is flat! There is even an organization called ‘The Flat Earth Society’. Look it up! Be my guest.
Thus, let me clarify that right now I am addressing all the people – the vast majority – that understand that the Earth is round.
‘Race’ and its ideology about human variation emerged out of the context of African slavery, even though populations throughout human history have been enslaved without the imposition of racial ideology (note: slavery still exists. Does human trafficking ring a bell?). At the beginning…
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