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Is race a discredited scientific concept in biology?

I've heard lots of people say things like "race doesn't exist" and "race has no biological meaning." On the other hand, I've heard lots of disagreements too, from scientific popularizers like Steven ...
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Are white people more likely to commit mass murder in the United States?

There have been several claims in the media that white men are more likely to commit mass murders. I've seen rather strong evidence that the vast majority of these crimes are committed by men, so I ...
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Are African Americans victims of a disproportionate number of police killings?

Many people are currently arguing that African Americans are being killed by police disproportionately to their percentage of the US population. An example of the claim is given at Mapping Police ...
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Does IQ testing show that blacks on average score worse than whites?

James Watson Nobel Prize winner for his discovery of the structure of DNA made the following claim in a 2007 Sunday Times interview: "[I am] inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa” ...
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Is there a correlation between penis size and race?

I recently saw this video, where among other things they claimed that there is no correlation between penis size and race. Is this true? I don't remember everything about the video. It was animated, ...
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Does US governmental advocacy of drinking milk harm African-Americans?

According to a California State University article Milk new symbol of hate?: ... The federal endorsement of milk in American diets contributes to the problem by uncritically pushing people to drink ...
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Are these rape statistics correct regarding rapes of black women by white men between 2003 and 2008 in USA?

I recently saw this picture: The image links to this DOJ document. A similar image gives the following sources from the USA Bureau of Justice for the years 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 (table 42 in ...
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Does majority-white and majority-republican Owsley county have the highest SNAP usage?

Just saw this one shared on Facebook by Occupy Democrats with 79k+ likes. It's a repost of this by Less Than 10 Dollars an Hour. Text reads: Today's Bit of Irony Owsley County, Kentucky ...
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Is a police officer 18x more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be by a police officer?

PragerU is a YouTube channel for expressive conservative views. They published a video titled Are The Police Racist? (with over a million views) that has this claim [at 2:48]: a police officer is ...
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Are black Americans responsible for more than 50% of homicides?

I have read comments and articles (an example) that claim that African-Americans are responsible for more than 50% of all homicides in the United States of America. How credible is this claim?
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Do Japanese people have a lower body temperature than caucasians?

I heard from a Japanese person that Japanese people have a lower body temperature than caucasians. Is this the case? Examples from the internet of people discussing claims that Japanese people, or ...
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Has the War on Drugs disproportionately affected minority communities?

The premise of Eugene Jarecki's The House I Live In documentary is that the US War on Drugs, other than being a mostly failed campaign, has also disproportionately affected minority communities. A ...
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Do Australian Aboriginal people have low intelligence and sexual control?

Margaret Sanger wrote in What Every Girl Should Know: Sexual Impulses--Part II New York Call 29 December 1912 and also in her 1916 What Every Girl Should Know at page 47 and a 1920 version and in ...
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Are Pathans the lost tribe of the Israel?

The Pathan people (also known as the Pasthun) is an ethnic group of around 50 million living scattered across the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, and also Iran and India. Wikipedia explains:...
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Are mixed-blood children smarter than their non mixed-blood parents?

I have heard and read on the Internet the disputed claim that mixed blood* children are smarter than their (non-mixed blood) parents. The general idea of "hybrid vigour" is known as heterosis and ...
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Did this study on British pupil intelligence include all ethnic groups? The proportion of British Chinese achieving 5 or more good GCSEs stood at 70%, where it remained the highest out of all ethnic groups in the ...
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