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What Is Race?Four Philosophical Views$
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Joshua Glasgow, Sally Haslanger, Chike Jeffers, and Quayshawn Spencer

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190610173

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190610173.001.0001

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How to Be a Biological Racial Realist

How to Be a Biological Racial Realist

(p.73) 3 How to Be a Biological Racial Realist
What Is Race?

Quayshawn Spencer

Oxford University Press

Quayshawn Spencer shows that there is a widely used race talk in American English where race is a biological division and biologically real. That race talk is the Office of Management and Budget’s since 1997. Spencer shows that what race is, in this race talk, is just a set of five biological populations in the human species. After defending this qualified biological racial realism, Spencer shows how his qualified biological racial realism is helpful in answering the question of whether any folk racial scheme has epistemic value in medical genetics.

Keywords:   race, genetics, biology, biological racial realism, population, medicine

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