…er, authority, and value? For example: How did we learn that man means “better leader” than woman? That white means “more human” than Black? That thin is “more ideal” than fat? That graduating is “better” than dropping out? That heterosexuality is “more moral” than homosexuality? That rich people “work harder” than poor?
Brilliant article, Jolie.
No punches pulled, actionable, visceral, feisty, perceptive and utterly readable! Kudos! Bookmarking this for future reference and eagerly looking forward to read more from you.`
My tuppence based on Angela Sahini's excellent "Superior": Race isn't real. There is no scientific consensus that it exists. Or how many there are. Or how to classify them. Racial categories we use are arbitrary. Moulded by social and cultural constructs. I genuinely think this book is the only origin story of our species we need. I reckon it makes a perfect science-backed companion article to your brilliant writing - so would really appreciate your feedback!