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Nonetheless, in earlier censuses, a small number of persons checked the "other" race category and specified that they belonged to multiple-race categories. The Flynn effect shows that environmental factors can produce differences of at least this magnitude, but that effect is mysterious in its own right.
Race is a social construct and a historical artifact, when conceptualized, is not a scientifically reliable measure of human genetic variation. As a consequence, we also now have the opportunity to accumulate data on the overarching question of the contribution of genes to racial patterns of disease.
It seems more evasive of my position than contradictory. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe, which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. Early censuses did not count Indians unless they were "Civilized" the latter being those who did not live on reservations and who paid taxes.
Genomics is also fundamentally altering how race is conceptualized and used in biomedical research. Some of these are caused by socioeconomic conditions, but some by inherited cultural preferences, but some by biological inheritance.
The distinctiveness of "Whites" as the dominant race is reflected in the US census categories in the fact that this group was always separated from "Non-Whites".
Scholarly writers began attempting to prove scientifically that "the Negro" was a different and lower kind of human being. The narrative of race therefore wanders the border territory between what we call science and what we recognize as history and politics.