ISSUES – Evolution, Human Migration, Race and Science


ISSUES – Evolution, Human Migration, Race and Science



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Afro-European Genetic Admixture in the United States
by Frank W. Sweet (The Multiracial Activist) (September-November 2004)

Race holds little importance in biology, genetics
by Dinesh Ramde (The Daily Cardinal) (April 19, 2004)

Letter to the Editor: Defining Race, a Thorny Issue
by Robert Schwartz, M.D. (The New York Times) (July 13, 2003)

Foreseeable Consequences of Recent Changes in the One-Drop Rule
by Frank W. Sweet (INTERRACIAL VOICE) (July/August 2003)

Genes generate a map: Study tracks human evolution, migration
by Carl T. Hall (San Francisco Chronicle) ile=/c/a/2003/06/09/MN52597.DTL (June 9, 2003)

Molecular Anthropology and the “Race” Notion
by Frank W. Sweet (INTERRACIAL VOICE) (March/April 2003)

A Paler Shade of Black
by Linda Beckerman, Ph.D. (The Multiracial Activist) (December 2002/January 2003)

For Sale: A DNA Test to Measure Racial Mix
by Nicholas Wade (The New York Times) (October 1, 2002)

Biologically Speaking, Race Doesn’t Exist
by Radley Balko (The Abolitionist Examiner) (August/September 2002)

The Biological Case Against Race
by Joseph L. Graves, Jr. (American Outlook) (Spring 2002)

Interview: History in a Cell
by Katie Bacon (The Atlantic Monthly) (April 26, 2002)

Japan Rediscovers Its Korean Past
by Howard W. French (The New York Times) (March 11, 2002)

Interview with Charles Mann: The Pristine Myth
(The Atlantic Monthly) (March 7, 2002)

Man left Africa three times
by John Whitfield (Nature News Service) (March 7, 2002)

Early humans migrated and interbred: DNA study
(CBC News) (March 7, 2002)

Our Species Mated With Other Human Species, Study Says
by Hillary Mayell (National Geographic News) (March 6, 2002)

Explorer from China who ‘beat Columbus to America’
by Elizabeth Grice (The Telegraph) (March 4, 2002)

Kenosha dig points to Europe as origin of first Americans
by John Fauber (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) (March 4, 2002)

Debunking the Bell Curve: a Book Review of, “Race and Intelligence: Separating Science From Myth,” by Jefferson M. Fish (Ed.)
Reviewed by Francis Wardle, Ph.D. (INTERRACIAL VOICE) (March/April 2002)

A Personal Commentary on Race, History, and Spirituality
by Michael J. Dahl (INTERRACIAL VOICE) (March/April 2002)

Where Did White Folks Come From?
by Frank W. Sweet (INTERRACIAL VOICE) (March/April 2002)

Biologically Speaking, Race Doesn’t Exist
by Radley Balko (,2933,43298,00.html (January 17, 2002)

Earliest Americans Seen as More Diverse
by Guy Gugliotta (The Washington Post) (July 31, 2001)

Fossils Suggest Earliest Human Ancestor: 11 Bones in Ethiopia Paint Picture of 5.5 Million-Year-Old Creature
by Guy Gugliotta (The Washington Post) (July 12, 2001)

DNA may offer clue to identity of iceman
by Cathy Brown (The Seattle Times/Associated Press) (June 14, 2001)

DNA Study of Unearthed Ancient Man
by Cathy Brown (The Washington Post/Associated Press) (June 13, 2001)

Roots Deep Ones: The perils of looking into American prehistory.
by John J. Miller (National Review) (June 9-10, 2001)

Seeking the Parents of Us All: Projects that compare DNA from thousands of living people suggest everyone is descended from one African group
by Robert Lee Hotz (The Los Angeles Times) (May 28, 2001)

Europe’s Seven Eves
by Ken Wiwa (Globe and Mail) (May 26, 2001)

DNA Shows Black Genes in White Britons
(Reuters) (May 19, 2001)

Racial Profiling in Medical Research
by Robert S. Schwartz, M.D. (New England Journal of Medicine) (May 3, 2001)

Small Tribe Founded Europe
(Wired News/Associated Press),1294,43231,00.html (April 23, 2001)

Skull May Alter Experts’ View of Human Descent’s Branches
by John Noble Wilford (The New York Times) (March 22, 2001)

The Genetic Archaeology of Race
by Steve Olson (The Atlantic Monthly) (April 2001)

Building Blocks of Humanity
by Jack Kemp ( (February 21, 2001)

Race and the Human Genome
by Kim Hohman ( Race Relations) (February 15, 2001)

Genetically alike, yet so different: Scientists unveil detailed analysis of human genome
by Todd Ackerman (The Houston Chronicle) (February 13, 2001)

Race gene does not exist, say scientists
by Eric Sorenson (The Seattle Times) (February 11, 2001)

The Biology of Skin Color: Black and White
by Gina Kirchweger (Discover) (February 2001)

Scientific Evidence Reveals We Are All Family
by Salim Muwakkil (Common Dreams) (December 18, 2000)

Genetic study roots humans in Africa
by Dr. David Whitehouse (BBC) (December 6, 2000)

Scientists Rough Out Humanity’s 50,000-Year-Old Story
by Nicholas Wade (New York Times) (November 14, 2000)

Genome project proves there’s just one race, expert says
by Bill Snyder (The Tennessean) (October 27, 2000)

Federal judge reactivates suit over Kennewick Man
(Court TV/Associated Press) (October 26, 2000)

America’s Worst Idea
By Orlando Patterson (The New York Times) (October 22, 2000)

A Question of Race
by Willow Lawson ( (October 6, 2000)

A Four-Letter Word Called “Race”
by Dr. C. Loring Brace (The Abolitionist Examiner) (October/November 2000)

Race: Is It A Valid Issue?
by Jonathan Morrow (The Abolitionist Examiner) (October/November 2000)

How Do We Inherit Our Skin Color?
by Lawrence R. Tenzer (The Multiracial Activist) (October/November 2000)

Interior Dept. Opts to Give Ancient Skeleton to Indians
(The Washington Post/Associated Press) (September 26, 2000)

Kennewick Decision: Babbitt Says 9,000-Year-Old Skeleton Belongs to Five Tribes
( Press) (September 25, 2000)

Eliminate “Race” — Rebuttal to Steve Sailor Essays
by George Winkel (INTERRACIAL VOICE) (September/October 2000)

Do Races Differ? Not Really, DNA Shows
by Natalie Angier (The New York Times) (August 22, 2000)

We’re All Cherry Cupcakes
by Kathleen Fuller (The Abolitionist Examiner) (August/September 2000)

Diversity, Not Divisiveness
by Kathleen Fuller (The Abolitionist Examiner) (August/September 2000)

21 Arguments for Abolishing Racial Classification
by Yehudi O. Webster (The Abolitionist Examiner) (June/July 2000)

DNA’s double helix builds a bridge to Africa
by Jill Nelson (MSNBC) (May 25, 2000)

‘Kennewick Man’ DNA in Doubt
by John Fleck (Albuquerque Journal) (May 8, 2000)

Race: Anthropologists say divisions were made by man
by Walter Lee Dozier (The Gazette) (May 4, 2000)

The Human Family Tree: 10 Adams and 18 Eves
by Nicholas Wade (The New York Times) (May 2, 2000)

“Race” In The Third Millenium
by George Winkel (The Abolitionist Examiner) (April/May 2000)

Melting pot cooking 20,000 years ago
by Ulysses Torassa (San Francisco Examiner) (February 21, 2000)

The Voice of Bones
by Doug Peacock (Outside Magazine) (February 2000)

The Diffusionists Have Landed
by Marc K. Stengel (The Atlantic Monthly) (January 2000)

An ancient man’s bones of contention
by Brad Knickerbocker (The Christian Science Monitor) (October 21, 1999)

Free Kennewick Man
( (September 23, 1999)

‘Race’ is a crude category at best
by Laurent Belsie (Christian Science Monitor) (July 28, 1999)

We’re All The Same
by Lee Dye (ABC News) (September 16, 1998)

The Medicalization of Race: Scientific Legitimization of a Flawed Social Construct
by Ritchie Witzig (Annals of Internal Medicine) (October 15, 1996)

Close-up: Scientists reject the traditional notion of races
by Robert S. Boyd (The Seattle Times) (October 9, 1996)

The Mummies of Xinjiang
by Evan Hadingham (Discover) (April 1994)