What is race? During this session, we will introduce a curriculum for biology educators that explores how racism, the construct of race, the history of science, and human genetic variation intersect.
Race is a socio-political construct with deep implications but race is not a good surrogate/proxy for biology. Understanding human genetic variation can disrupt the idea of the existence of genetically meaningful “races” and help emphasize the racist roots of inequities in areas such as health.
Hanako Osuga (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center: No City, No State), Jeanne Chowning (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center: No City, No State)