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As part of its antiracist agenda under the impact of the World War II, UNESCO tried to negate the scientific value of the race concept based on meetings and statements engaging natural and social scientists. It is our interpretation that, contrary to what UNESCO had expected, the Nazi Genocide had not led scientists to a meeting of the minds about a scientific corpus that radically questioned the concept of race. A range of positions could be heard in the discussions by the panel of experts who produced the First Statement on Race

Race and history

It was issued on 18 July following World War II and Nazi racism to clarify what was scientifically known about race, and as a moral condemnation of racism. The statements were signed by some of the leading researchers of the time, in the field of sociology , psychology , biology , cultural anthropology and ethnology. The constitution itself stated that "The great and terrible war that has now ended was a war made possible by the denial of the democratic principles of the dignity , equality and mutual respect of men, and by the propagation, in their place, through ignorance and prejudice , of the doctrine of the inequality of men and races. A UN Social and Economic Council resolution called upon UNESCO to consider the timeliness "of proposing and recommending the general adoption of a programme of dissemination of scientific facts designed to bring about the disappearance of that which is commonly called race prejudice. UNESCO took up again, after a lapse of fifteen years, a project which the International Institute for Intellectual Co-operation has wished to carry through but which it had to abandon in deference to the appeasement policy of the pre-war period. The race question had become one of the pivots of Nazi ideology and policy.

Race and history

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Cinco de Mayo dancers greeted by former Pres. George W. Cultural universals which has been mentioned by anthropologists like George Murdock, Claude Levi-Strauss, Donald Brown and others can be defined as being anything common that exists in every human culture on the planet yet varies from different culture to culture, such as values and modes of behavior. The existence of these universals has been said to date to the Upper Paleolithic with the first evidence of behavioral modernity. Residents of Vanuatu making fire.

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Lévi Strauss. Race and History


  1. Xyekamebil1992 14.06.2021 at 06:00

    Race and Culture by Michel Lkiris.

  2. Agramant G. 16.06.2021 at 01:04

    In , the French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss published a small booklet titled Race and History. It formed part of a series of.