ERIC Number: EJ585060
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Publication Date: 1999
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Columbia University's Franz Boas: He Led the Undoing of Scientific Racism.
Baker, Lee D.
Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, n22 p89-96 Win 1998-1999
As early as 1887, the anthropologist Franz Boas began to combat scientific racism and the insistence that blacks were of lower intelligence than whites. Throughout his career, Boas guided anthropology to a consensus that people of color were not racially inferior and that they possessed unique and historically specific cultures. (SLD)
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