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Race, ethnicity and community
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Race, ethnicity and community

What does ‘race’ mean today, to a biologist? The ‘candelabra’ model of racial development is now rejected in favour of a ‘trellis’ model. . Nigel Pocock . Even with Neanderthals, cross-species mating was occurring. Modern Europeans consequently have between 2%-5% Neanderthal DNA. The trellis model allows for constant movement of […]

The legacy of slavery (2): Identity and pathologies
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The legacy of slavery (2): Identity and pathologies

In one very interesting piece of Dutch research, alienation and loneliness were analysed under four helpful identity types: ‘integrated identity, (an identity with both their ethnic group, and wider society), ‘separated identity’ (a strong ethnic identity, but weak national identity), ‘assimilated identity’ (a strong national identity only) and ‘marginalized identity’ […]