Currently, he is working on two book projects: The White Studies Saga: Scientific Racism Before Black Studies (monograph) and Malcolm's Children: A History of Black power in New York (edited collection).
What does SR stand for?
SR stands for Scientific Racism (pseudoscience)
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- Scan Ratio
- Scanning Radiometer
- Scavenger Receptor
- Scenic Railway (amusement park ride)
- Scheduled Result
- Schwester (German: Sister)
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Even Raimundo Nina Rodrigues, notorious for his espousal of scientific racism in his work on legal medicine, supported progressive public health measures (and conducted the first serious research into Afro-Bahian culture).
Based on previously unexplored archival documentation, this study traces Italian eugenics from the beginning of the 1900s, through the fascist regime, to the first half of the 1970s--the final chapter dealing with UNESCO, and with American scientific racism.
Scientific racism was, of course, terrifically popular, and often demanded a different kind of bloodletting.
It was triggered by the emergence of scientific racism in the West, which in turn promoted the imperial scramble for Africa.
For example, she describes how scientific racism and social Darwinism were used to justify the claim that Blacks were different from Whites medically and biologically, thereby providing a rationale for slavery and a justification for the experimental abuse inflicted on Blacks.
Malik mounts an impressive defence of Enlightenment rationalism and universalism, pointing out that scientific racism was, in fact, a 19th-century invention.
As Waters advances, mulattoes in English plays are themselves examples and results of the rise of scientific racism and growing concerns about racial purity.