The concept of race is one of the most intellectually and emotionally charged subjects, not only in society but in science as well. NOVA Online asked two leading anthropologists, Dr. Loring Brace of the University of Michigan and Dr. George Gill of the University of Wyoming, who fall on either side of the debate about whether race exists, to state their points of view. Interestingly, while these two researchers differ radically in how they define race, they readily joined together -- along with six other top anthropologists -- to file suit against the federal government for the right to study Kennewick Man (see Claims for the Remains).
Dr. C. Loring Brace
An antagonist's perspective
Dr. George W. Gill
A proponent's perspective
All of the above is from PBS - NOVA online, The Mystery of the First Americans, Does Race Exist?.
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