How to Argue with a Racist: What Our Genes Do (and Don't) Say about Human Difference

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About the Author

Adam Rutherford is the author of A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived. He lives in London, UK.


An International Bestseller

"A fascinating debunking of racial pseudoscience. . . . Engaging and enlightening."--The Guardian

"Nobody deals with challenging subjects more interestingly and compellingly than Adam Rutherford, and this may be his best book yet. This is a seriously important work."--Bill Bryson

"An earnest review proving that the concept of "race" has no basis in science. . . . An excellent overview of human genetics."--Kirkus Reviews

"Smashes race myths that plague society."--New Scientist

"Rutherford debunks [racism] brilliantly. What he shows, carefully and in detail, is that genetics, properly understood, doesn't support any of this disgusting nonsense."--UnHerd

"A fascinating and timely refutation of the casual racism on the rise around the world. The ultimate anti-racism guide."--Caroline Criado-Perez, author of Invisible Women

"Short but impactful . . . Rutherford's work provides ample ammunition to anyone wishing to use science to combat racial stereotypes."--Publishers Weekly

"As timely as it is invigorating and important."--Peter Frankopan, Oxford professor of global history

"Don't get frenetic when racists cite genetics: just use hard science to prove them wrong."--Evening Standard

"A counter-blast to those who would use science to justify prejudice."--Tom Gatti, New Statesman

"Timely and accessible."--The Bookseller, Editor's Choice

"Poignant . . . A 21st-century manifesto for understanding human evolution and variation related to race. It is also a timely weapon against the misuse of science to justify bigotry and casual racism."--Cosmopolitan

"This fascinating, illuminating, and original book on human evolution and development is essential reading in an age of false science, resurgent racism, and conspiracy theory--and the perfect antidote to racial bigotry."--Simon Sebag Montefiore, historian and author of The Romanovs

"Lucid, enlightening, witty, and delightful."--Kate Fox, codirector of the Social Issues Research Centre

"Adam Rutherford is the perfect writer to arm you with evidence."--Claudia Hammond, author of Time Warped